Quality Improvement Success

Introducing Lean in to an organisation takes work. Sometimes it flies. In other cases it is a long, hard slog, or is abandoned altogether. I’ve written about problems in using Lean in the past, including in a book review and a discussion of problems in Canada.  In this post, I want to talk about the…

Supermarkets and Lean

Supermarkets turn up in Lean descriptions from time to time. Taiichi Ohno is often said to have come up with the idea for kanbans after seeing an American supermarket. Other authors suggest that Ohno had not been to the US at that time, and had the idea after reading about supermarkets, rather than seeing one.…

Most Read Posts During 2015

Traffic has doubled on the blog in each of the last two years, from a baseline of 2013.  Previously, you could read blog posts in full from the home page. As the number of posts increased, I decided to move to a different layout that made it easier to see previous topics, and which also…