Supply Chain

Little and Often

13th February 2007 - Daniel T Jones

I still encounter a degree of confusion about one of the key mental models that gets in the way of Lean thinking. Making products in batches and accumulating a full load before dispatching a truck...

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Asking Questions

5th December 2006 - Daniel T Jones

It is always refreshing going to the gemba, actually walking a value stream all the way through an organization. This is where I learn to collect the questions to think about next. There is no doubt...

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Changing Reasons for Going Lean

7th November 2006 - Daniel T Jones

Two questions from very different perspectives illustrate how the reasons for going lean are changing. First from Denmark, where a few years ago they were very worried about losing manufacturing jobs...

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Developing Problem Solvers

1st March 2006 - Daniel T Jones

We traditionally see an organisation as a collection of departments or activities, each managed separately and each separated from the rest by inventories or time buffers between them. Performance is...

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