Tag Archives: Lean culture

If “Bean Counters” Should Be “Bean Growers”, They Need More Time in the Day.

There was recently an interesting article in the Strategic Finance journal¹ about the need for accountants to take on a more strategic role in their companies². The piece – “Bean Counters No More” – was written by Neil H. Baier who … 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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You Can’t Become Lean If You Only Eat Fried Food!!

If you want to lose weight by eating organic, low calorie food but…. you deep-fry everything, you will not only stay overweight, you will become sick. However, most American manufacturers do just this with regard to lean. They want to … Continue reading

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