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5 Rules That a Lean Manager Should Follow

  5 Rules that a Lean Manager should follow In the Lean philosophy, the  manager’s mission does not directly consists in generating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal.  To pursue this objective, […]

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Why Does Lean Management fail?

Why Does Lean Management fail? Lean Management, from the word “lean” which means something without fat, light and well-balanced, is a philosophy that was initially developed by Toyota for its manufacturing systems. It refers to a complex and sophisticated set of rules, tools and principles designed to pursue performance in productivity, quality, delays and waste […]

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How Innovation and Lean Management Work at Harley-Davidson ?

How Innovation and Lean Management Work at Harley-Davidson ? WE understand that sometimes, lean management and innovation can hardly coexist. How can you streamline and reduce costs and variation when you’re always developing something new? But we are also glad to let our readers know that it can actually be done; Harley-Davidson has proved to […]

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Lean Management Tools : A3 Report for your Lean Transformation

  Paper can revolutionize your business (and I’m not talking about money) Unknown Lean Management Tools : A3 for your Lean Transformation      The A3 Strategy is a Lean Management tool which can be considered as an embodiment of the whole lean management philosophy. To start with, it is a planning and implementation tool which is short, […]

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Lean Office – Get Your Desk Lean

Lean Office : Get Your Desk Lean ! The more inventory a company has, the less likely they will have what they need – Taiichi Ohno Applying lean principles in management, business processes, and other organization services  is easy to understand, but applying the same principles to you own  office environment may be confusing even to those who consider themselves […]

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7 Techniques Lean Managers Use to Build Motivation Culture

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison 7 Techniques a Lean Manager Use to Build Motivation Culture Lean production process can only be achieved if the performance of the workers involved are at its highest level. Lean managers, however, must […]

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Distinguish fake from real Lean Management

How to Distinguish Fake from Real Lean Management ? Lean Management is a way of running a business organization that involves the concept of continuous improvement by way of systematically seeking to achieve small but incremental changes in the processes with the aim of improving quality and efficiency. Lean management aims to eliminate waste of […]

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Taiichi Ohno, Lean Management Sensei and His Tools

Lean Sensei and His Tools In the manufacturing industry, there is a systematic way of eliminating waste – lean production. The whole idea of lean production is ridding manufacturing processes of waste resulting from overburden and waste coming from uneven work loads. Any person who has mastered and teached this skill is called a Lean […]

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How Can You Build a Business Operating System ?

How Can Lean Managers Build a Business Operating System? Business operating systems were already in existences before the term became popular. “It was the codified set of operations and instructions on how to run a specific business. This allows a company to replicate its operations on a smaller scale or for franchises.” Typically, the business […]

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5 Lean Office Management Tips

5 Lean Office Management Tips Lean Management is grounded on solid principles of reducing waste and variance in your supply chain. A lot of other businesses have also started using the same principles on aspects other than their supply chains and production line. You can essentially apply these principles on your communications, customer service, administrative […]

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What is a Lean Sensei ?

What is a Lean Sensei ? ‘Sensei’ is a is a Japanese word that is literally translated as “person born before another”. Most of the time, it is attached to professionals in fields of study that require several years. In general usage, it is used, after a person’s name, and means “teacher”. In Lean management, the […]

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How to Achieve True Enterprise Transformation

Lean Management – Too Lean and Not at All Mean We think that the Lean management paradigm is important but too near-sighted to bring about true transformational change. If your company only needs a little tweaking then Lean Six Sigma is a great initiative. On a larger scale, however, when the situation is change or […]

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Does Multitasking Hurt Productivity?

Does Multitasking Hurt Productivity? An experiment was conducted in the University of Sydney to test whether productivity, creativity and idea generation was affected by multi-tasking. I found this study, detailed on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network by professor David Burkus. In their study they used the ‘alternate uses’ test where subjects where given an object and they […]

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