Tag: Value Stream Analysis

How Lean is Your Organisation?

26th February 2010 - Daniel T Jones

We are often asked to evaluate how lean an organisation is. How far it has progressed down its lean journey and what its next steps should be. An obvious place to start is to go and take a walk...

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A Remarkable Story

21st January 2010 - Daniel T Jones

The most surprising and rewarding thing last year was seeing how lean is transforming the patient journeys through what is thought to be the oldest hospital in Europe, founded on the 23rd of June...

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Value Stream management

1st December 2009 - Daniel T Jones

As we emerge from the recession and look ahead old ways of thinking and action will not be enough to meet two big challenges ahead. The first challenge is the growing impact of the web in opening up...

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The Machine that changed the World

Learning to Work Together

13th October 2009 - Daniel T Jones

On our trip to Japan to launch The Machine that Changed the World in 1990, the Chairman of Toyota, Dr Soichiro Toyoda, told me β€œThe only competitors we really fear are the Germans, if they ever...

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Doing the Wrong Things

2nd July 2009 - Daniel T Jones

I used to think that physical assets β€” product designs, facilities and equipment, IT systems, supply chains and distribution channels β€” are the biggest constraints to progress with Lean. But not...

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