Lean Leadership

Lean Consulting

12th May 2008 - Daniel T Jones

Some time ago I worked alongside a team of super sleuths from a large  consulting firm who were very skilfully looking for opportunities to cut costs – unnecessary activities and surplus heads...

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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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Purpose

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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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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