Table of Contents

Table of Contents

What is Lean? – Part 1: The “What”Published 4/26/16

What is Lean? – Part 2: The “HOW”Published 4/29/16

What is Lean? – Part 3: More “Hows”Published 5/3/16

What is Waste? – Part 1: Why Waste Energy?Published 5/10/16

What is Waste? – Part 2: Where Did Muda, Muri and Mura Come From?Published 5/13/16

What is Waste? – Part 3: The 3M’s – All are Important but One is SpecialPublished 5/17/16

The Lean River System – Part 1: What is It?Published 5/24/16

The Lean River System – Part 2: And the TPS HousePublished 5/27/16

The Lean River System – Part 3: A Financial ModelPublished 5/31/16

The Lean River System – Part 4: ROI and the RiverPublished 6/3/16

ROI versus the P&L: The Difference between Efficiency and Effectiveness Published 6/14/16

Who Does the Thinking Around Here Anyway?Published 6/21/16

Do We Need to Re-Think How We Think?Published 6/28/16

The Lean Philosophy: It’s About “Time” Published 7/5/16

Time: The Lost Factor of ProductionPublished 7/12/16

Just-In-Time and Jidoka: It’s About “Time” TooPublished 7/19/16

Want Respect for People? Grow the “Us” – Part 1 Published 8/13/16

Want Respect for People? Grow the “Us” – Part 2 Published 8/23/16

Want Respect for People? Grow the “Us” – Part 3Published 8/30/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 1: What’s a Team?Published 9/13/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 2: What’s a Team To Do? Published 9/27/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 3: What’s in a Team? – Published 10/11/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 4: The Nitty-Gritty Published 11/15/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 5: More Nitty-GrittyPublished 12/20/16

Teams are “Us” – Part 6: To Blitz, or Not to Blitz – That is the Question – Published 1/14/17

Teams are “Us” – Part 7: OK, Now What?Published 2/18/17

Lead Time Reduction – The Missing Magic Elixir for Today’s Lean? – Published 3/31/17

What We Should Do! — Not What We Can Do!Published 4/30/17

How Do We Measure a Lean Production System? – How Do We Know if Our System is Lean?Published 5/31/17

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 1: What Ohno Said – Published 9/12/17

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 2: What Tainter SaidPublished 9/19/17

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 3: What Rickards SaidPublished 10/17/17

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 4: Kanban versus MRP – Published 10/21/17

Simplifying the Complex: That’s the Secret to Real Lean – Part 5: Spear’s “Rules-In-Use” – Published 12/31/17

Spear’s “Rules-in-Use” – Rule 1: Managing the Diversity Resulting from Complexity – Published 1/28/18

Spear’s “Rules-in-Use” – Rule 2: Connecting the Dots – Published 2/28/18

Spear’s “Rules-in-Use” – Rule 3: Simplifying System Flow – Published 3/31/18

Spear’s Rules-in-Use – Rule-4 and Rule-5: Adaptation Through Learning – Published 5/13/18