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Lean Yardstick

Thinking about how the Lean Business System and its principles can influence your business is paramount and a key component of establishing your True North.

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Know Your Kaizen Events

Kai – “rapid change”         Zen – “for the better”   Masaaki Imai CEO of Kaizen Institute also says that Kaizen means Continuous

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Paint Your People Gold

People closest to the work have the best ideas of how and what to change. Let’s examine this simple yet powerful statement. First people, which

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Kaizen Décor

I was traveling last week and overnighted at a swanky hotel at my client’s suggestion. It was new, modern in that glassy, sanitized way with

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