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Agendashift roundup, May 2019
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In this edition: Martin, this one’s for you; Two kinds of organisation development (OD); Featureban and Changeban; Upcoming workshops – Stockholm, Berlin, and online; Top posts Martin, this one’s for you This month the Lean-Agile community mourned the sudden and tragic loss of Martin Burns, a friend to many. My tribute, with links to several […]

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Mixed Model Sequencing – Adjust Capacity
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Production lines with a product mix may have different workloads at different stations for different products. This can cause waste. In this third post in the series I will look at options on how to adjust the available capacity to ease this problem. In my next post I will look at Mixed Model Sequencing to […]

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Fertile ground for lean seeds
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FEATURE – Lean Institute Brasil is running pioneering lean experiments in agriculture. The authors reflect on the challenges of transforming traditional farming culture and the opportunities lean affords. Words: José Roberto Ferro, Ricardo Itikawa and Bruno Battaglia – Lean Institute Brasil. Graphs and illustrations: Nêio Mustafa, Lean Institute Brasil Every day, at sunrise, farm workers all […]

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ScrumMaster vs Agile Coach
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Question Joe: I’ve found that an Agile Coach has been engaged to coach a Scrum Team. What is the difference in roles between an Agile Coach and a Scum Master?  I thought the Scrum Master would be responsible for coaching the team?  Or possibly the Scrum Master is new and/or not as effective as expected? […]

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Takt Time Vs Cycle Time illustrated with simple examples and learn about NVA
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The Guessing Game of Lean Leadership
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“Eliminate slogans and exhortations asking the workforce for zero defects” or other such improvement targets, Dr. Deming set down as one of his fourteen principles. Yet this piece of advice ignored by even the most dedicated continuous improvement-practicing organizations around the world. There is something about the f a slogan that leaders seem unable to […]

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OEE | Overall Equipment Effectiveness Explained with example
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Lean helps save lives in South Africa
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FEATURE – Only when we go where the action is, do we begin to truly understand the work. Rose Heathcote joins the Emergency Medical Services in Cape Town for a day. Words: Rose Heathcote, who took part in the ride along while she was CEO of Lean Institute Africa. How many of us don’t fully […]

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The Realities Facing Female Founders
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We recently hosted the second episode of a six-part podcast series we’re doing with Silicon Valley Bank. In episode two, Lean Startup Co. Chief of Staff CJ Legare spoke with Claire Lee, Head of Early… The post The Realities Facing Female Founders appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Variation in Your Processes—A Game of Chance (Part One of Two)
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As most of you know, variation is a very big deal in manufacturing, because even the smallest change in production processes can have big consequences down the line. Keeping variation low means fewer defects, less waste, higher quality, and lower costs. That’s why manufacturers use statistical process control, charting numbers to see where variation lies […]

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Standard Work for Solving Crossword Puzzles
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Lately I have been having fun solving daily crossword puzzles with my family. By reflecting on both mistakes and successful approaches, I have arrived at a strategy, even something like standard work, for solving crossword puzzles. Step 1: Plan Pinpoint the problem. As with any type of problem-solving, clearly understanding the nature of the problem […]

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Different Sources and Types of Variation in Measurement System
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Lean Manufacturing Thoughts:  Lean Manufacturing Rocks!
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Lean Manufacturing Rocks! OK, that’s not much of a post on Lean Manufacturing; but we have just switched our site over to this blog site where we can talk with our visitors and have some great discussion about all things Lean. Let’s have some fun with it! Bill

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Delegating Improvement
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Have you ever delegated a task and the team or person you delegated the task to goes down the wrong path? This often happens when management delegates a problem-solving task but have already determined what they want the answer to that problem to be. There is a time for delegation and a time for ownership. […]

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Repeatability vs Reproducibility
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Strategy in a Time of Explosive Change
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By Pascal Dennis (bio) May you live in interesting times – Chinese Curse Interesting times indeed, no? The reasons are too long to recite here – changing technology, customer expectations, internationalization, rapid cultural shifts, the explosion of information… Technological change, for example, is so rapid and severe that in many industries we can no longer […]

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GA 276 | Using Lean to Enrich Lives with Ben van Asselt
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This week’s guest is Ben van Asselt. Ron and Ben discussed the inspiring ways Ben and his team use lean at Lunet Zorg, an organization that provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes that inspire Ben […]

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One Piece Flow| Continuous Flow | Single Piece Flow
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