5 Phased Lean Implementation

Introduction to TSD's 5-Phase Implementation Model

The search for a consistent methodology to implement lean led me to many diverse places.  I considered the work of many famous management development gurus and the work on systems by my good friend Herman Gyr.  While at Toyota I became aware…
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Do you have the right consultant?

How do you distinguish a good consultant from a poor one? Most consultants, if not previously used by yourself or your company, come across as confident and a bit mysterious.   This is not necessarily bad but it means they are trying to assess…
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Question from the web 4

In a manufacturing environment, why is lean manufacturing applied only to the shop floor? Why is it not applied to the entire organization?  It is based on the failed assumption that the only waste that matters is manufacturing waste.…
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Question from the Web 3

Are people or processes more important in lean manufacturing? This is an interesting question and shows a fatal lack of understanding about lean. It shows a lack of understanding of how a system works. A system is only as strong as its weakest…
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Question from the Web 2

Why do so many companies which try to implement lean manufacturing fail? When companies consider lean it is mostly for a few reasons.I saw an implementation and it seemed the thing to do I want cost reduction as quickly as possible …

Question from the Web 1

How do you create Lean Manufacturing in a restaurant? We came across a question today on Quara. They asked "What is the best way to create Lean Manufacturing in a restaurant? John Allen answers it below: Soapbox - Question…