Posts by Nick Ruhmann

Lean Assessment? We Don't Need No Stink'​in Lean Assessment...

Across the feeds of LinkedIn, to the tool chests of every self proclaimed lean or operatio...

Lean Assessment? We Don't Need No Stink'​in Lean Assessment...

Beware the New "Instant Pudding"​ of Operational Excellence

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana

The Employee Engagement Myth

Before anyone starts flaming me that hasn't read the entire article, let me say

The OpEx 'Fast Track'

I'm constantly amazed at how easily senior managers and executives in companies large and ...

Finding a "Real" Lean Culture Just by Caring

I had a colleague this past week suggest I read this book they'd stumbled upon 'cause appa...

ARTICLE: Right People, Right Place

Recently, I had someone respond that Lean was basically "all that foundation stuff" (5S, L...

ARTICLE: Don't Cut Costs, Develop People

No matter how much people know better, no matter how much "lean" training and no matter ho...

ARTICLE: The 'Performance Management' Myth

I honestly didn't think this was still a big argument.  I thought this was something that ...

ARTICLE: Lean Six Sigma Could Blind You

I'm not against Six Sigma, Let's just get that out of the way. I'm not a "Six Sigma Hater"...

ARTICLE: High Potentials are Made, Before They can be Found

Almost every other day there's some article revolving around identifying the "high potenti...

ARTICLE: Tripping Over Standard Work

A while back, I had a conversation with a colleague regarding a company’s “Standard Work” ...

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