Every three years the Lean Certification granted to me by the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) comes up for re-certification. Part of the certification process involves recording the lean and […]
So myself and my family are now in lock-down due to the spread of Covid-19. In New Zealand that means that only essential services, food, medical etc can operate. Unfortunately […]
In the last couple of weeks I have had the privilege of introducing a whole lot of new people to the ideas and benefits of lean thinking. Many are inspired […]
A culture of stopping is where each day, everyone in the company comes together to assess the previous days performance, to focus on an improve any issues experienced, to carry out housekeeping and improvement activities and to learn and grow.
Just a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with the CEO of the company where I work (Escea) as Head of Operations and ‘Lean Coach’. Two nights before […]
Do you have a great team of people working with you? Are they constantly striving to improve their processes and coming up with great ideas and improvements? Do they know […]
What do leaders need when they are starting out in improvement? They need some strong tips to help them understand what they are trying to achieve and some tools to get started with. I’m a big believer in giving people simple, straightforward options when it comes to lean and starting an improvement program is no different.
In 2007, my Managing Director at the time handed me a book. Right in that moment, I didn’t realise the profound effect this book would have on the way I […]
It happens in every system. You find a problem, record your current state, experiment towards the target vision, come up with a fantastic solution and feel that great sense of […]