Whether or not you are on twitter, this post may seem a little out of place for a lean blog. Rest assured that I’m still very focused on lean; however, twitter has been the source of a growing number of visitors to our site and I feel compelled to share my experiences and help to serve the twitter community. Not […]
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Brilliant Printing Technology
Research and development take problem solving to whole new level where solutions have yet to be discovered and are often only imagined. I am impressed by the relentless efforts of research teams that continue to develop and give rise to the emergence of life saving, innovative technologies. As our population ages and “baby boomers” enter into their retirement years, the […]
Scorecards and Dashboards
I recently published, Urgent -> The Cost of Things Gone Wrong, where I expressed concern for dashboards that are attempting to do too much. In this regard, they become more of a distraction instead of serving the intended purpose of helping you manage your business or processes. To be fair, there are at least two (2) levels of data management […]
Toyota’s Culture – Inside Out
As discussed on our Lean Roadmap page, the culture that exists inside your company will determine the success or failure of your lean initiatives in the long-term. So, how do we cultivate and nurture this culture that we desire to achieve? Fortunately, I found a great article, How to implement “Lean Thinking” in a Business: Pathway to creating a “Lean Culture”, written by one of my recent twitter […]
Superbowl 45 … and a new launch!
Today, February 6, 2011, is Super Bowl 45 (XLV) where the Pittsburgh Steelers meet the Green Bay Packers. Historically, the commercials are just as entertaining as the game itself. I thought this Application made for an interesting “message” delivery service. We are also proud to announce the launch of our digital paper “Versalytics Today“, featuring articles on lean and related […]
Achieve Sustainability Through Integration
It’s no secret that lean is much more than a set of tools and best practices designed to eliminate waste and reduce variance in our operations. I contend that lean is defined by a culture that embraces the principles on which lean is founded. An engaged lean culture is evidenced by the continuing development and integration of improved systems, methods, […]
Background You may be wondering what Twitter has to do with lean or anything even related to manufacturing. While there may not be a direct correlation to Twitter, the fact that it is still relatively new gave me cause to reflect on what it means to introduce a new system or way of doing things in our organization. I’m going […]