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14 Benefits of Standard Work

August 20, 2020

Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System, once said, “Without Standard Work there is no Kaizen.” That’s a pretty bold...

10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading

July 1, 2020

For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean...

Gemba Walk Do’s and Don’ts

June 18, 2020

Gemba Walks are an important part of many continuous improvement initiatives. They are designed to offer leaders the opportunity to observe...

6 Principles of Lean Construction

June 11, 2020

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while...

Avoiding the 8 Wastes of Lean While Working from Home

April 27, 2020

Millions of workers across the globe have suddenly transitioned to working from home. There are many practical and physiological challenges...

3 Noteworthy Continuous Improvement Books from 2019

December 17, 2019

Every year, the collective wisdom about how to lead organizations and engage in continuous improvement continues to grow. Many of the core...

Should Lean Tools Be Used for Every Improvement?

October 14, 2019

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...

How’s Your Lean Software Implementation Working Out?

July 23, 2019

We’re not going to lie. Implementing any kind of software solution in an organization is not easy. First, you must make sure you select a...