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What Does the Concept of “Lean” Mean in Business?

April 5, 2022

The modern business landscape is full of buzzwords and passing management fads, so it isn't surprising if you hear of a new "methodology"...

What is a Kaizen Event? Your Roadmap Rapid Improvement

March 23, 2022

Known in Lean and Six Sigma circles as Kaizen events, rapid improvement sprints or blitzes are an impactful way to implement improvement...

The Total Quality Management (TQM) Improvement System

March 22, 2022

The Total Quality Management system (abbreviated as TQM) as it is practiced today was developed by Dr. William Deming, a famed management...

Five Brilliantly Simple Root Cause Analysis Techniques

March 17, 2022

A root cause analysis is a structured method for finding the underlying causes of process problems and undesirable outcomes. Root cause...

What is Lean Product Management and How is It Applied?

January 27, 2022

Product managers fulfill a critical role in translating customer needs into product features and improvements. Unfortunately, often...

A Quick Guide to the Basic Ideas of Lean Manufacturing

January 18, 2022

Lean manufacturing is a process improvement methodology that started in the Japanese automotive manufacturing sector after World War II....

What is Lean Process Management and How is it Applied?

January 6, 2022

Lean process management is a method for building a company culture that supports continuous improvement. It involves a long-term approach...

What is a Business Process Improvement Methodology?

January 4, 2022

Business process improvement is a management practice that helps leaders leverage several tools and techniques to analyze their processes...

Three Steps to Applying the A3 Problem-Solving Methodology

December 14, 2021

The A3 problem-solving methodology was first used by Toyota in the 1960s and later embraced by proponents of Total Quality Management, Six...