Lean Principles

Doing Lean Yourself

15th July 2008 - Daniel T Jones

I used to think lean was something best begun at work. I listened to friends who enthusiastically embraced lean in their homes, but I hesitated to recommend those new to lean to follow their example....

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Lean Homework

15th June 2008 - Daniel T Jones

The consumer goods industry is waking up to lean in a hurry. With rising input prices and powerful retailers trying to keep the lid on prices they have few other places to go. It is finally time to...

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Crossing the Lean Threshold

12th March 2007 - Daniel T Jones

Lean transformations are increasingly bumping up against a common threshold. We may be very familiar with most of the lean tools. We may also have learnt to see our value streams and how to redesign...

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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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