Tag Archives: Lean Office

Leadership Starts with You

I’ve been really bad about blogging lately.  Please forgive me.  I’ve been busy learning about leadership, and how leaders lead in a Lean company.  There have been some big ah-ha moments for me, but perhaps the biggest idea to cross … Continue reading

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Management Must Change

Wow!  Before I start, let me just say one thing.  I cannot believe that I am writing another blog promoting the concepts of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.  I once thought, largely based on what I have heard during my professional … Continue reading

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Value Stream Mapping is the Place to Start

Last month I wrote about understanding your process.  I should have written this blog first.  But as they say, Live and Learn! In the process improvement world, the basic goals are almost always the same: make the process better; reduce … Continue reading

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Do You Understand Your Processes?

One of the things I’ve learned about process improvement is that to change a process dramatically you must understand the process intimately.   You must understand the ins and outs; the ups and downs; what is good and what is bad.  … Continue reading

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So Why Don’t Process Changes Stick?

As I sit here this afternoon, I am deep in thought.  Not just about M.E. Burdette Co. and what we are trying to accomplish in our journey; but in a more general sense about every organization out there that is … Continue reading

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