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How Big are Small Ideas?

In 1985, when I transferred to an operations role I inherited a production-only suggestion program. I recall that we received sixteen ideas that year..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, ideas are free, suggestion system, shingo prize, bruce hamilton, lean in healthcare, made lean in america conference, Alan Robinson on September 16 , 2011.

Moving Mountains

I was listening to Alan Robinson present last week at the Lean Systems Summit about the power of “small ideas.” Alan wondered aloud why so many..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, TPS, lean manufacturing, GBMP, Toast Kaizen, muda, autonomation, kaizen, lean government, hoshin kanri, TPM, 5S, true north, lean summit, poka-yoke, automation, optimization, toyota production system, Alan Robinson, inventory, made in america, Muri, Hajime Ohba, employee creativity, value stream mapping, mura on August 18 , 2011.

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