Tag: A3

Jumping to Solutions

19th February 2008 - Daniel T Jones

We are all guilty of one of the greatest sins with lean – not having the patience to really understand the problem we are trying to solve and then jumping to a solution that may or may not be the...

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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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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...

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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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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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