Lean Business Tips #51 – Focus on the Work, Not the Operator

One advantage of documenting the workflow and showing it to operators is that it removes the “fault” for a poor method from the operator. If you see waste and point it out to operators, they will likely explain why it is necessary (defending the method, which they own). If you diagram the work and show…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #51 – Focus on the Work, Not the Operator

Collection of Lean Business Tips #01- 49

“A handful of simple and implementable lean business tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs” Lean Business Tips #49- Be a Factory Rat Taiichi Ohno, the Chief architect of Toyota Production System, had always insisted his managers be close to the action, in touch with reality. He deployed a concept called ‘standing in a circle’ to…… Continue reading Collection of Lean Business Tips #01- 49