Jim Womack and John Shook are constantly reminding us of the importance of the balance between “Process”  (Technical) and “People” (Social)  to achieve our organisation’s “Purpose” as we implement Lean in our companies. John Shook has told us that in the eighties we ge...


Put simply, 5S is method of creating, maintaining and improving a clean and orderly workplace that exposes waste and errors.  5S helps identify unplanned levels of inventory either as tools, materials, work in progress or finished goods.  Often we can use simple visua...


How does the Lean leader separate responsibility and authority? This might seem strange because we normally think that authority and responsibility are linked together. Could this be another Lean thinking paradox?


The focus in a Lean organisation has shifted from “who...

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