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The Lean Linchpin: Middle Managers

July 29, 2019

A linchpin is a fastener passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position. The term is also used figuratively, according to...

Which Lean Manufacturing Tools Can Improvement Software Enhance?

May 22, 2019

One of the reasons that the Lean manufacturing business methodology is so popular with companies in every industry is that it comes...

The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet

April 30, 2019

I created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test. I found...

8 Ways Virtual Huddle Boards Accelerate Improvement

April 29, 2019

Huddle boards are a popular visual management technique that is often used in conjunction with a daily huddle meeting. Teams gather around...

When Daily Huddles Go Astray

April 23, 2019

When I decided to write this post, I thought it would be interesting to see what others have written about the practice of daily huddle...

What Changes When an Organization Implements a Lean Management System?

April 2, 2019

We talk to people who are interested in investing in software to support their continuous improvement efforts every day. Some of them are...

An 11 Step Gemba Walk Template for Executive Leaders

March 29, 2019
“We say seeing is believing, but actually, we are much better at believing than seeing. In fact, we are seeing what we believe all the...

What Other Industries Have Learned from Lean Manufacturing

April 1, 2019

Lean manufacturing is a business methodology that is based on tools and techniques implemented at Toyota in their post-WWII efforts to...

21 Questions to Help You Apply the Principles of Lean Management

February 20, 2019

We’ve written before about how the Lean management approach is prevalent in almost every industry. That’s because its twin pillars of...