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The Three Ps of Lean Action

31st January 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Although purpose, process and people are the best way to summarise the core concepts of lean, the keys to effective lean actions are solving the right problems through reconfiguring the right...

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Leaning Your Boss

11th December 2008 - Daniel T Jones

What do top managers need to learn to be able to lead a lean transformation? I get asked this question frequently. The answer is the same at every level of management. It boils down to three key...

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A Recession Action Plan

3rd November 2008 - Daniel T Jones

A recession is a good time for lean. Organisations can either postpone lean and resort to traditional cost cutting, or they can accelerate and redouble their progress with lean. I doubt the former...

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Lean Action Research

15th September 2008 - Daniel T Jones

Last month I concluded that simply overlaying lean tools and rapid improvement events on an existing management system using traditional change management techniques is unlikely to be sustainable....

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Changing Gear with Lean

18th August 2008 - Daniel T Jones

I am convinced that it is a mistake to roll lean out across an organisation using traditional change management techniques. They may work for a while – but beyond a certain point they can become a...

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