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How (and Why) to Implement Effective Gemba Walks

November 29, 2022

Most leaders who adopt the continuous improvement management style focus mainly on performance indicators that can be measured for good...

Using Huddle Boards in Healthcare for Process Improvement 

November 22, 2022

In sports, a huddle happens when the team gathers to strategize before a play. Huddles help everyone know their role in executing the plan...

Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean in Everyday Life

November 10, 2022

If you are striving to become a Lean organization, waste elimination is probably near the top of your list. In fact, Lean practitioners...

How is the Lean Methodology Practiced in Healthcare?

September 27, 2022

The Lean methodology is a set of practices, tools, and principles that business leaders initially developed to help manufacturing...

Quick Guide: Process Thinking in Operations Management

August 29, 2022

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their...

Proven Lean Strategies for Optimal Business Performance

June 21, 2022

Most modern business management methodologies have roots in Toyota's approach to quality improvement and business optimization following...

13 Transformative Process Improvement Tools and Ideas

July 28, 2021

After many years of speaking with leaders and managers looking to implement process improvement tools in their organizations, we've learned...

16 Questions to Ask on Your First (or Next) Gemba Walk

February 26, 2021

Toyota Chairman Fujio Cho gave a brilliantly simple description of what to do on a Gemba walk. "Go see, ask why, show respect," he said....

Hidden Opportunities for Improvement in Manufacturing

December 23, 2020

Manufacturing organizations dedicated to continuous improvement look for opportunities to eliminate waste at every juncture. They may spend...