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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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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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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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