Supply Chain

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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Beyond Cost Cutting

1st October 2004 - Daniel T Jones

What is in your plan for going lean over the next year? Do you still think of lean as just a programme for eliminating waste and cutting costs? Have you woken up to the full potential of applying...

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Beyond the Lean Tool Box

1st June 2004 - Daniel T Jones

Returning from a visit to Germany I was struck how far ahead we are in the UK. There is now little argument that lean is the way forward and most large manufacturers in the UK and the USA are now...

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How Lean Are You?

1st April 2004 - Daniel T Jones

I am often asked, how does a company know how lean they are? My answer is always, not by looking over your shoulder at your competitors or by counting the number of Kaizen events you have run....

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Lean Allies in the Office

1st February 2004 - Daniel T Jones

Everywhere I go it is increasingly obvious that Lean principles cannot progress in operations alone. Once you begin to straighten out your physical flows you have to involve all the supporting...

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