Monthly Archives: January 2014

Data Behind the Wheel for Continuous Improvement

I was working with a company recently on a kaizen event intended to create the future state value stream maps for 2 pilot value streams. I was struck by how many of the people involved in the event were not … Continue reading

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It Fits! Day-by-the-Hour for Long Lead-Time Products

Lean companies from every industry and market typically use Day-by-the-Hour (DBTH) charts in production cells and other processes. The DBTH shows what work must be completed each hour of the workday on a visual board which is located within the … Continue reading

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Great New Book from Karen Martin & Mike Osterling

Back in the late 1990’s the book “Learning to See” revolutionized my professional life. With lightening clarity I understood what lean flow was about, how I could learn to see the flow, and then make the flow better through kaizen. … Continue reading

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