A decision can be defined as a course of action purposely chosen from a set of alternatives to achieve organizational or managerial objectives or goals. Effective decision making is a critical component of managing any organization or business activities and are frequently made at ALL levels of an organization.… Continue reading
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
Framework for a Lean Transformation
I have been working with a few clients recently where the concept of “freedom within a framework” has become a common mantra within the organization, however, I’m not sure the concept or intent is really understood or effectively practiced.
I remember as a child … Continue reading
Assessing a Digital Transformation
Over the last several months I have been like a “dog with a bone” with my concerns and insistence that there is a risk that Factory 4.0 and the digital transformation will go the same route of many failed lean transformations. The foundation of my … Continue reading
Connectivity is the Competitive Advantage
As indicated in an article I posted in July, I am extremely interested and almost consumed with the role the lean community should and must play in the “digital transformation”. The more research I do the more convinced I am that we as a … Continue reading
Lean Thinking Drives Lean Behavior
I recently had dinner in Amsterdam with a good friend and colleague who I consider one of the best management consultants I have had the opportunity to be associated with for many years. I always get some new insights when we chat but surprisingly … Continue reading
The Law of Unintended Consequences has typically and historically referred to economic or political intervention into complex systems that creates unanticipated and often undesirable social outcomes. However, not all unintended consequences are negative; often there can also be unexpected benefits.
Every organization and every company is a very complex system … Continue reading