Monthly Archives: December 2011

LEI Webinars – Available Online

Go Here The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) has posted on their website several of their past webinars on Lean / Toyota Production System.    http://bit.ly/sV4Ix6 This library is a good resource to learn about the basic tenets of Lean, ranging from Value … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value

read this Steve Denning writes an insightful article about the conflict that CEOs of publicly traded companies usually face:   focus on customers vs focus on shareholders.   Focusing on customers is probably the adequate choice for ensuring the company stays in … Continue reading

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Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet

http://theskunk.org/karolina/6825 Business Insider has posted a great collection of images summarizing significant events that happen each 60 seconds. http://read.bi/w1usgJ

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Defining Value

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Kaizen and Fabrics

http://www.jcasoft.com/pidarmon/404 John Miller explains a great analogy of the TPS / Lean mindset, using a “towel” analogy. Could be a good alternative for the famous “chain analogy” used in TOC circles. http://bit.ly/vAhsNv

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The Death of the Spec

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Beyond Budgeting

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A Dose of Common Sense Goes a Long Way

come si fa trding Bill Waddell shares a great story about a problem a toothpaste company was facing, related to shipping empty boxes (without tooth paste in it).   It shows how by just using the minds of people in the work floor, you … Continue reading

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Do you know what is holding your company back?

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Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know

her response Bruce Urbin writes about five “invisible” things that you should check for, when being in management roles.   As Lloyd Nelson said:  “the most important figures that one needs for management are unknown or unknowable” http://onforb.es/rrKt1Y

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