Nemawashi

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By: Cristina Marini Today we’re going to look at a super simple (but extremely useful) concept. Originally from Japan’s Toyota Production System, Nemawashi has the literal translation of ‘going around the roots.’ What does this mean? Basically, it refers to laying the groundwork or a  foundation and building a consensus.  In Japan, Nemawashi is used …

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The Kingman’s Equation

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By: Cristina Marini We’re going to discuss something a bit different this week – the Kingman’s Equation. Don’t worry, it isn’t as bad as it sounds — maths isn’t completely required for this one! The Kingman’s Equation is centred around monitoring and understanding queues. When used correctly, it should help us to prevent their lengths …

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Top 5 Lean Books You Should Own

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By Kelsey McIntyre Lean Culture in Higher Education: Towards Continuous Improvement by Justyna Maciag This book deepens the understanding of cultural conditions for implementing organizational and process changes in higher education institutions. It defines the notion of Lean Culture, proposes a model to assess its maturity, determines conditions for its implementation, and presents the tools of …

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