Tag Archives: 14 principles

Garbage In, Wheat and Soybeans Out?

Interesting article by Mara Lee on the Hartford Courant website: Big Exports From Connecticut: Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Oil; Feds Can’t Explain It.¬† The article provides a wonderful example of just how far one’s concept of reality can become skewed by … Continue reading

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Masking Problems and the Illusion of Progress

It’s been two weeks since theThinkShack post It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something was featured on the WordPress.com homepage. ¬†Since then, I can’t seem to get Principle #5 of the 14 Principles from the Toyota Way out of my … Continue reading

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Jumping the Gun: Social Media and Lean

We’ve all heard the popular quote, Time flies when you’re having fun. Implementing lean can be lots of fun. ¬†Challenges with improving and simplifying complicated processes or achieving a balanced mixed model flow, bring satisfaction when teams work together toward … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something

AFTER YOU READ THIS POST – TAKE theThinkShack SURVEY! – POSTED JULY 12! Big news story yesterday in Connecticut. Click link to view the ambulance explosion. Another fine example of how the media distorts the facts to create the frenzy. … Continue reading

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