Tag Archives: Value Stream Organization

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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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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Do You Think Up & Down, or Do You Think Horizontally? It Makes All the Difference for Lean Success.

Lean management is simple to  grasp and understand, but many find it difficult to apply in their companies. I am sure there are many and various reasons, but simply put; lean requires almost everything to change, and change diametrically. In … Continue reading

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