Topics

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Leaning Healthcare

7th May 2006 - Daniel T Jones

Healthcare is the next great industry to begin the Lean journey. The existing model in which the hospital doctor acting as a skilled craftsperson effectively manages their own waiting list of...

Read more

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...

Read more