Lean Success, Part 2: It’s not Lean if You Can’t Measure It

Lean Success, Part 2: It’s not Lean if You Can’t Measure It

Published on January 18, 2012
I came across a startling statistic recently, from a survey of manufacturing executives. Fully ...

Lean Success, Part 1: If It’s not Complete, It’s not Lean Enough

Lean Success, Part 1: If It’s not Complete, It’s not Lean Enough

Published on December 13, 2011
Is the journey to Lean manufacturing really worth the cost of admission? That’s the provo...

How a Center of Excellence Can Become an Engine for Continuous Improvement

How a Center of Excellence Can Become an Engine for Continuous Improvement

Published on April 19, 2011
In my work with global manufacturing companies, I am increasingly hearing people talk about imp...

“Myth or Reality: Is Manufacturing Intelligence Just a Simplified Version of Business Intelligence?”

“Myth or Reality: Is Manufacturing Intelligence Just a Simplified Version of Business Intelligence?”

Published on April 18, 2011
This is quite a common question – what is the difference between Manufacturing and Business Int...

Three Ways to Improve Quality with Lean Manufacturing

Three Ways to Improve Quality with Lean Manufacturing

Published on March 10, 2011
I have been involved in at least two major projects in the past year that involved combining a ...