Category Archives: Lean Manufacturing

What Does This Guy Do?? Role of Value Stream Manager

For many people the role of a value stream manager is not clearly understood. Others incorrectly use the term value stream manager as a substitute for production manager or supervisor in the factory. A Value Stream Manager has full responsibility … Continue reading

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The Market Out There is Frightful, Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow.

If you had to sum up lean processes you would likely say “lean creates great customer value and flows very fast”. Lean companies organize around these 2 of the 5 principles of lean thinking. They create a physical and management … Continue reading

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Succeeding With Lean When You Don’t Know Nuffin’

It is vitally important for lean people to know nothing when working on improvement. This sounds like a crazy idea!! But it is another 100% turnaround from traditional management thinking. This is the third article of a series that shows … Continue reading

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