Critical Chain and Lean Engineering, a promising pair

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) has proven its effectiveness to terminate projects on time and even quite often before estimated finish date. In development, engineering or Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), using CCPM can give a significant competitive advantage. It can outperform slower competitors, earn premium for faster achievement and/or allow multiplying projects within similar … Continue reading Critical Chain and Lean Engineering, a promising pair

How lean can help shaping the future ? Lean engineering

Before searching about new high-tech disruptive innovation* let us reflect how lean thinking and lean tools were used so far. *read my ‘Technologies alone will not regain competitive advantage‘ post Every time an organization was exposed to lean concepts, those were used to improve the actual situation, resulting from decisions, practices and behaviors prior to … Continue reading How lean can help shaping the future ? Lean engineering

Lean Engineering

Lean engineering Lean started as “manufacturing” in the workshops of Toyota plants in the 1950’s. Over time it became obvious that decisions and options taken in early designing stage constrain the latter performance of the product as well as of the process to manufacture, assemble and deliver it. Lean engineering is about front loading the … Continue reading Lean Engineering

How lean can help shaping the future? Introduction

Lean, no doubt, is a powerful proven business management system with long track record of success stories (and probably as many failed attempts). In 60 years, Lean made it slowly from Lean Manufacturing to Lean Thinking and Lean Management, from small improvement experiments in industrial workshops to worldwide shared Body of Knowledge. Despite all the … Continue reading How lean can help shaping the future? Introduction

Lean Management

Lean Principles Respect for people: it starts with saying hello Lean transformation Lean Transformation Model by John Shook Why I don’t like Lean houses, except one Lean transformation model as TP trees Lean Thinking Value, value-added, value stream Why this lean obsession about waste? If tool age didn’t pave the way of management age Lean … Continue reading Lean Management

Lean

My Lean resources are organized in five sections: Lean Basics Lean means many things, difficult to pack into a concise yet faithful definition Dan Jones and Jim Womack give their definition of Lean Mike Rother’s definition of Lean The difficult definition of Lean Definition of Lean in 15 words Value, value-added, value stream Is Lean … Continue reading Lean