Tag Archives: lean implementation

Implementing Lean Ideas – Why Bother?

A local gas station recently improved their facility by installing some new items and upgrading some outdated equipment.  I assume their plan was to invest a significant amount of money to spruce the place up a bit…and hopefully recover those … Continue reading

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Lean Baseball – Playing For Keeps (Revisited)

As I type this post, the San Francisco Giants are up 3-0 on the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series…7th inning. theThinkShack’s very first post, written in May 2010, was Lean Baseball – Playing For Keeps. … Continue reading

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Lean Navigation Blunders (a.k.a. Why You Can’t Find Santa’s Workshop Using a Compass)

When I was ten years old, I had a dream.  No, not the ‘sound asleep on my pillow’ kind of dream.  More like a ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’ kind of dream.  Yes, I had a dream.  My dream was to travel to … 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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Respect For People – Lean Relationships

Yesterday was a pretty cool day for theThinkShack.  It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something was featured in Freshly Pressed, on the WordPress.com site.  Freshly Pressed is how WordPress helps the ‘little blogs’ get exposure by placing a link to … Continue reading

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