Announcing the Logical Thinking Process training, Jan 2016 in Paris

I used the opportunity to advertise the next Logical Thinking Process 6-days course (from 13th to 20th January 2016 in Paris, France) to tryout the PowToon animation app. It took me three attempts to get to this: Here is the link to more information and registration: Logical Thinking Process: Strategic Navigation and Complex Problem Solving

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5 ways Lean guys trigger rejection on shopfloor

Lean guys are not always aware they triggered rejection of their ideas or suggestions themselves, only because of their behavior or their disregarding of some elementary rules. Here is a short list of 5 ways to trigger rejection on shopfloor. 1. Play the sensei A sensei, in lean lingo, is a recognized expert, which in … Continue reading 5 ways Lean guys trigger rejection on shopfloor

You consultants – 3 reasons why you should better not blame them

It's an often heard criticism in our trade: "You consultants just say what we long know". The last time I heard it, it was in a friendly tone from a nice chap I worked with, in a moment of exasperation about the situation I described and his scorched  pride. I agree with that, what I … Continue reading You consultants – 3 reasons why you should better not blame them

7 good reasons to attend the Logical Thinking Process training

The Logical Thinking Process Training Course is delivered by Bill Dettmer, a recognized expert within the community of Theory of Constraints (ToC). Bill has worked with Eli Goldratt and other prominent ToC community members. Here are 7 good reasons to attend the Logical Thinking Process training 1. Meet Bill Dettmer The first benefit of this training is … Continue reading 7 good reasons to attend the Logical Thinking Process training

How corporate Lean programs spoil golden opportunities

This is the sad and true story of a manufacturing unit of a major manufacturer in his industry. This company has a corporate program to roll out Lean, with permanently appointed staff to support it. The Lean organisation is structured from a corporate level to sites representatives and staff appointed to support departments within the … Continue reading How corporate Lean programs spoil golden opportunities

VSM start on (false) assumption

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a great tool, that got really popular and stands as a one of the icons of Lean. In a nutshell, Value Stream Mapping is the schematic description of physical and information flow of a process or a value chain. It helps understanding the current situation and analyzing the causes of … Continue reading VSM start on (false) assumption

Muda, Muri, Mura

Subtle variations about waste. Some Japanese words have made their way into the western business language since Lean spread worldwide and inspired all businesses. Three of them are quite well known: Muda, Muri, Mura. MUDA Muda is one of the Japanese words passed in the common language of industry. Muda stands as generic word for … Continue reading Muda, Muri, Mura