Convert aspiration into action with Target Condition

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Good afternoon readers, Today’s topic is Target Condition. Target Condition is another concept that has its roots in the Toyota manufacturing philosophy and management system that has in many ways, as demonstrated again here, continued to serve as the bedrock of Lean principles and practices. Before we go further, it is important to avoid the …

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Hand drawing a Plan Do Check Act cycle

What can Mr Potato Head teach us about Continuous Improvement?

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Hello all! Did you know that Mr Potato Head, the beloved children’s toy, can help you become Lean? Well, believe it or not, there is an exercise involving the toy that does just that! The Mr Potato Head Exercise is a simple and engaging way to convey how you can easily monitor the impact of …

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The Lean Model Cell

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Happy August readers. This week we are discussing the merits of the Lean Model Cell, or Model Line. The Lean Model Cell is an alternative or supplementary method of introducing Lean thinking to an organisation. It is an approach which has been said, by internationally recognised consultant Mark Graban among others, to be effective for …

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It starts with behaviour

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Introducing lean to an organisation can be hard work. Management journals and books are littered with cases of failed or suboptimal implementation of lean. The thinking behind lean runs contrary to some conventional approaches to organisational management and control. It can challenge the self-image of managers and leaders as the people with the answers to …

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The Amphora Coaching Model

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By Kelsey McIntyre Hello all! Today we will be discussing the Amphora Coaching Model and how it can help your business improve. The Amphora Coaching Model is like a life coach, asking you questions and encouraging you to dip deep regarding your needs in order to shape up your life. This simple model asks you …

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