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Lean Transformers

A few years ago, after I gave a speech on Lean at a meeting of the Transformer Association  (like the kind on the telephone poles providing electricity to your home), my then six-year old son, Ben, asked me if I’d met Megatron.  His question caused me to chuckle at the images we assign to our … Continue reading

Lean Avoidance

Lean Avoidance

I went to the gym this morning, April 1, and the gym’s owner, sole employee, and pretty much everyone’s personal trainer, Howie, asked me the same question he asks me every time I see him:  “What’s your weight?” “Stayed the same,” I said, but jokingly added, “Actually, I’m ahead of the game because yesterday I … Continue reading

Superficial Resolutions

Superficial Resolutions

As we begin another new year, here’s a post about resolutions.  In most organizations there are plans for something new in 2013 – maybe a new product or market, or a new machine or facility.  For those of us in the Lean world, new also means re-new – getting better with what we already have. … Continue reading