ARTICLE: Right People, Right Place

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



ARTICLE: Operations Improvement: Common sense is thy name!

Operations Improvement: Lean, TPM, TOC, Six Sigma, WCM…the list is endless and so are oppo...



ARTICLE: What is World Class Manufacturing, and How Do You Measure it?

Question: What is world class and how do you measure it?



ARTICLE: Building the 'Fit' Organization

If you’re trying to get fit, don’t try to lose weight. And if you’re a business trying to ...



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: Lean and the BMI ( Body Mass Index ) Analogy for Manufacturing

The word Lean conjures up several images in people’s mind whenever it is mentioned. On a p...



ARTICLE: How Many Experts are Needed to Embark on a Lean Journey?

QUESTION: We are starting discussions about trying to start a lean initiative and are in d...



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: Lean Six Sigma Must Be a Waste of Time and Energy

Joseph Paris is the founder of the OpEx Societyand XONITEK. Learn more about Joseph and hi...



ARTICLE: What is the Best Way to Begin a Lean or Continuous Improvement Journey?

Question: We are a small company with approximately 150 employees, 3 manufacturing locatio...



ARTICLE: Try 'Managing Up' to Boost Your Continuous Improvement Results

The topic for this article is “Managing Up.” This subject is the result of an excellent, s...



LONG ARTICLE: What Can Organization Leaders Do to Create & Manage Culture Change?

QUESTION: What are the two (or three or five or seven) most important things organization ...



WHITE PAPER: Six Sigma's Best Kept Secret: Motorola & The Malcolm Baldrige Award

 Gregg Young is the President & Founder of Young Associates. With 30+ years in the industr...



What's Next after Lean and Six Sigma?

Larry is Founder of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence, and a veteran of 35 years in the...



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