Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Anytime I visit a client who is eager to implement Lean Manufacturing tools, my first question is what do you need and why? And in many occasions, clients ask for reducing inventory and speeding up process. However, in order to reach that level, they need to go through a journey that will destroy some myths […]

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Q&A With Sarah Stuart: What Happens When Lean Fails?

I recently received a question though our website.  To answer it, I decided to reach out to one of our Resource Partners as he is an expert on how behavioral systems impact continuous improvement efforts. Gordy Anderson is the President of Box One Solutions.  Not only is he one of our top Resource Partners in […]

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An Expert’s Thoughts on the Toyota Kata Summit

I just got back from KataCon3 (the Kata Summit) in San Diego, Ca.  KataCon is a chance for seasoned Kata Practioners and those curious about Kata to meet and learn from each other.  The word Kata comes from martial arts and describes the structured protocols and routines that are practiced until they become second nature […]

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