Tag Archives: lean thinking

More waste … wow

Last week I talked about the need to remove waste from your processes to stay competitive. I briefly mentioned the flawed, post-process inspection the government was proposing for healthcare process improvement. A recent article in Business Week presents even more evidence of … Continue reading

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Lean thinking applied to airports

Two of our favorite subjects (airports and lean thinking) were combined in a blog post entitled, Saying Goodbye To Long Waits At The Airport. While not all long waits are solved, one of the key ones, being #23 for take-off … Continue reading

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There’s lean and there’s stupid

We are big proponents of Lean Thinking (removing waste from all processes). Waste is defined as anything which does not add value for the customer. Many companies attempt to reduce work-in-process inventory to reduce costs and waste. This is good. … Continue reading

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Radio interview

I was interviewed on radio about Lean Thinking for 30 minutes last week. You can listen if you like. This link should open with your default mp3 player. Mitch

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Focus and waste

In previous posts we have discussed the power of focus. We have also mentioned the need to eliminate all costs that don’t add value for your customers (Lean Thinking). Yesterday I saw a great example of both that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Seven Steps To Value Acceleration (Part 6)

When Ralph and I published our book Value Acceleration, we were asked for ideas on the steps to take to get Value Acceleration for your company. We came up with seven. We will post them here over the next several of … Continue reading

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11 Secrets to Marketing in a Down Economy (Part 1)

A year ago we published a paper on marketing in a down economy. We identified 11 key tactics. I will share them in this blog over the next few weeks, but if you want them all at once you can … Continue reading

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