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Month: October 2017

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 3: What Rickards Said

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 3: What Rickards Said

“Some people love to make things complicated. The key is to make things simple.” Taiichi Ohno (As recounted by Michikazu Tanaka in The Birth of Lean)   In the last post, I began to outline some of the intricacies of “complexity theory” and tried to illustrate how that theory may apply to the “production systems” that we all interact with on a day to day basis. Remember that a “production system” is a system that creates value for someone (hopefully…

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