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Supply Chain Walks

2nd August 2005 - Daniel T Jones

One of the most interesting things I do is to take a walk through a complete supply chain. I did this twice last week. The first was from a vegetable grower through a consolidation warehouse to a...

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Frontiers of Lean

14th July 2005 - Daniel T Jones

It is eighteen years since the first western firm, Danaher in the USA, began its lean journey guided by disciples of Taiichi Ohno, the architect of lean at Toyota. Ten yeas ago Jim and I brought this...

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Lean from the Top

23rd March 2005 - Daniel T Jones

Flying to and from Australia gave me time to reflect on what appears to be a significant increase in interest in Lean thinking. Maybe, just maybe, we might be on the brink of a new era for the spread...

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Beyond Squeezing Margins

16th February 2005 - Daniel T Jones

Over the years I have been invited to speak at many supplier days. The best ones share the stories of the lean progress made by the hosts to encourage their suppliers to follow suit, to mutual...

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Is Lean So Hard?

1st November 2004 - Daniel T Jones

We recently had a visit from the Managing Director of a small engineering firm seeking help on his lean journey. His first port of call was his local university, one of the most prestigious in the...

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