We’re launching a new video series on exploring lean! In this first episode, LeanCor’s Online Training Manager Julia Kirby interviews Robert Martichenko on Lean Leadership – Purpose and Value Alignment. Enjoy!
1. Decide When to Use a PDCA The beauty of the PDCA cycle is that it can be used as a tool for the most simple project, for complex and intricately detailed projects, or as an effective tool for company-wide policy change. Use a PDCA: For development of a new product or service For improvement […]
Coaches and trainers have one primary goal: to help us get better at doing something. The best coaches intuitively use a simple, but powerful teaching method or learning formula. The leaning formula goes something like this: (1) Make a commitment to learn (2) Assess performance gaps (3) Gain new knowledge (4) Build competency through practice […]
The constant drive of process improvement is the key to a successful organization. Many organizations fail to succeed because they place this accountability on leaders instead of people actually doing the work. As a company, we need to build the culture of continuous improvement bottom up, from the most valuable areas of the organization – […]
Although my entire career has been dedicated to Lean Logistics and Lean Supply Chain Management, I am still surprised daily by the great best practices designed, implemented, and sustained throughout various industries. As lean continues to build traction outside of the world of manufacturing, it is interesting to see how not just the tools (ex: […]
When companies of all sizes commit to becoming a lean organization they enthusiastically embark on implementing 5-S, kanban cards, standard work, kaizen events, visual management, etc. Around six to 12 months later, these same companies often abandon most of their lean initiatives and return to doing business as usual; push production, cluttered work areas, and […]