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Tactics of Policy Deployment

Leading Lean with Purpose

 

I’m currently working with an organization on policy deployment and was reminded of an experience some years ago. I was meeting with a good friend who I consider to be one of the best manufacturing leaders I have ever known, and I’ve known a lot. … Continue reading

Examining Lincoln (James not Abraham)

Enabling Lean Operating Systems

 

For most of the 90’s I had the good fortune to consult with Chrysler Corp. working primarily on the implementation of the Chrysler Operating System (COS) which was led by Chrysler EVP, Dennis Pawley. During that same period, my future partner Jamie Flinchbaugh, was employed … Continue reading

Digital Lean- Are we doomed to repeat the sins of the past?

When I was asked to help MAEX Partners in Germany develop a digital readiness assessment my first thought was “why me”. As many of you know I am not a technological pioneer or even very technologically capable. However, what I learned during a recent industry tour is that the digital … Continue reading

The Essence of Lean Leadership

Lean Leadership Requires Discipline

 

I was recently asked during The Lean Leadership Podcast hosted by Chris Burnham “What advice might I give an organization that is well on it’s way in their lean journey”.  Not an easy question to quickly answer but I didn’t hesitate–DISCIPLINE.  Jim Collins in his … Continue reading