"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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Podcast S3E67: Steve Blank – History and lessons of the Lean Startup method

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we talk with Steve Blank, senior innovation fellow at Columbia University, serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Lean Startup movement. Lean startup is just the scientific method, using minimum viable products.

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The 7 Wastes of Lean in Healthcare

Kainexus

Although the Lean business improvement methodology was initially developed to improve the quality and productivity of automotive factories, it has been used with great success in industries and settings of all types, including software development, government, retail, and other service settings.

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Evidence that Lean CLEAR-ly Works in Healthcare

Kainexus

John Toussaint has long been one of the world's leading practitioners and advocates in the world of Lean healthcare, so it's always great to see what he has to say and share. John recently shared an email newsletter that also included this video message: Lean Healthcare

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Cultivating A DEI Garden Where Seeds of Innovation Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

To thrive from unprecedented challenges and sustain organic growth in a globally competitive environment, we must leverage innovation as a driving force, along with agility, adaptability and resilience. Many studies around innovation lean into the technical and process side of the equation but barely explore the cultural aspect — a sustainable foundation of innovation. Research proves time and again that there exists a powerful connection between innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion; our challenge is to build a vital cornerstone for change by optimizing that connection. That is where nurturing a cultural foundation for innovation starts. This article aims to call out some critical aspects of achieving that goal by connecting the dots of evidence-based research, corporate practices, and personal reflection.

"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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Answers to Common Questions about the Lean Management System

Kainexus

The Lean Management System is a popular business process methodology that started in the manufacturing sector but quickly spread to healthcare, software development, construction, and a host of other fields. Daily Improvement Lean Improvement Methodology

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Engaging Physicians in Lean: A 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit Presentation

Kainexus

At the 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit , several incredible Lean leaders shared their experience fostering a state of healthcare excellence within their organizations. Lean Employee Engagement Lean Healthcare

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die. Yet in other circles, Lean Management still seems to be alive and well, with its potential to be fully revealed. The post Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

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6 Principles of Lean Construction

Kainexus

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. Lean construction borrows from the manufacturing approach developed by Toyota after World War II.

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The Fundamentals of the Lean Methodology

Kainexus

The Lean methodology is an evolution of the Toyota Production System that the Japanese automaker implemented following World War II to improve the efficiency and flexibility of its manufacturing. Jone and Lean Thinking (1996) by James P.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Lean Enterprise & Innovation Ecosystems

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup + Enterprise = Lean Enterprise. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean ecosystem lean enterprise Comparing an enterprise to a startup is like comparing an ocean to a dolphin. They simply don’t equate.

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The Principles of Lean in Banking

Kainexus

We often get questions about whether the Lean management methodology can be applied in the financial services industry. However, because banking is very process-intensive, the Lean approach can generate significant operational improvement and waste reduction. Lean Improvement Process

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10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading

Kainexus

For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean - Lean manufacturing, Lean enterprise, Lean thinking, etc.

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Applying Lean Six Sigma in the Auto Manufacturing Sector

Kainexus

As you might guess from the name, a Lean Six Sigma methodology combines Lean manufacturing principles and those of Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Improvement Process

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5 Incredibly Powerful Lean Visual Management Tools

Kainexus

The Lean business approach takes advantage of this fact and leverages several powerful tools for management and improvement. You don’t have to be all in on Lean to take advantage of them. Lean Software Visual ManagementVisual management tools surround us.

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How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Part Eight in the Lean Startup Series When teams start out with lean startup, they often build hypotheses that are too precise – we assume we know more than we do. This is what Eric Ries says about this in his upcoming book The Leader’s Guide : Don’t bog new teams down with too much information about falsifiable hypotheses, and try to resist the urge to critique teams’ hypotheses when they are early in their Lean Startup journey.

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The Lean Startup book, 10 years after: how did if fare across time?

Rapid Innovation in digital time

The Lean Startup was published by Eric Ries 10 years ago in 2011. Execution Innovation Corporate Innovation Eric Ries innovation culture Innovation organization Leadership Lean startup Scale-upHow did it fare across time? In my opinion, it hasn't aged a bit.

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Straw Man Lean Enterprise

Grasshopper Herder

The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. It''s the Lean Hype Cycle. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean enterprise

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How to Apply Lean Startup at Big Companies

Innovation Leader

Slides on applying the lean startup from the former Director of Digital Innovation at a lighting manufacturer. Lean startup is not a bible,” he writes, but “rather a recipe book

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12 Characteristics of a Lean Organization

Kainexus

That’s the mindset of a Lean organization. That ideal is unattainable, of course, but Lean organizations try to get close to it every day, and in doing so, reach a level of success that their competitors can only envy.

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Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Management Managing Entrepreneurship agile agile marketing lean enterprise lean startup in the enterprise leanux waterfall In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

Exago

Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? Blog Insights business transformation engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management lean management

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Back to Basics - 6 Principles of Lean Healthcare

Kainexus

We spend a lot of time and effort on this blog digging into the details of how to start, spread, and sustain a Lean culture. We think it is important to get very specific about the Lean tools and techniques that produce measurable results for healthcare organizations. Lean Healthcare

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Living Lean

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup is not easy. Now I''m a Lean Startup." Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship Minimum Viable Product MVP It sounds easy when you hear Eric talk. "I''ll I''ll put up a launchrock page! Sorry. it doesn''t work like that.

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One Lean Startup Experiment Per Week

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship lean-enterpriseThe faster we can go around the Build-Measure-Learn loop, the faster we validate our business model. So how fast is fast enough?

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Lean Startup Interns Needed!

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups interns internshipLearning how to coach startups, Learn how accelerators work and how to improve them, Interview thought leaders, Research and write case studies.

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Avoiding the 8 Wastes of Lean While Working from Home

Kainexus

The eight wastes of Lean , for example, create friction and lower productivity for remote workers as much as they do on a factory floor. Lean Lean SoftwareMillions of workers across the globe have suddenly transitioned to working from home.

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The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet

Kainexus

You might not “test” your employees on the essential concepts in Lean manufacturing , but there are still some fundamental ideas that they should understand. Lean Daily Lean ManagementI created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test.

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What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Definition At Moves The Needle, we define lean innovation as “reducing waste in the discovery, creation, and delivering of new value to customers." We base Lean Innovation principles upon the 3 E’s of Lean Innovation : Empathy, Experiments and Evidence. And in practice, we combine three important ideas: design thinking, Lean Startup, and agile methodology. In this way, lean innovation and design thinking go hand in hand. Lean Innovation

Leaning into Change Management

Innovation Excellence

Change Interviews authors Business Authors Jason Little Lean Change ManagementChange management used to refer to the practice of controlling changes to a system, but increasingly the term has come to be used more often to describe the profession and the practice of managing organizational change. And within the practice of change management, many people over-index on communications and training and many change professionals get.

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Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup

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Applying Lean Six Sigma in the Auto Manufacturing Sector

Kainexus

As you might guess from the name, a Lean Six Sigma methodology combines Lean manufacturing principles and those of Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Improvement Process

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The Magic in Lean Startup is Hypothesis Testing

Tim Kastelle

I’ve been running Lean LaunchPad programs for a couple of years now, and all along, I’ve thought that the number of customer development interviews that a team does is a good indicator of how successful they’ll be. Consequently, I thought that the magic in lean startup is customer development. The first one was textbook lean startup. The data on lean startup hypothesis is that nearly 70% of them are invalidated.

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The Rudder Fallacy – Adopting Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

In a lean startup, team velocity proceeds measurable product progress. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup agile velocity metrics Before there is velocity, no measurable progress can be seen on any metrics dashboard.

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Adopting the Lean Hype Cycle

Grasshopper Herder

if you''re adopting lean, you need to understand this flow: Inspiration, Application, Practice. Human Resources Lean Startups adopting lean startup hype cycle It has another, more famous name, the hype cycle.

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The Lean Linchpin: Middle Managers

Kainexus

What an apt description of the role of middle managers in a Lean environment. When we talk about the Lean business management approach or just continuous improvement in general, we often say that it involves everyone from the CEO to front line workers. In the literature about Lean, a lot of emphasis is put on what top leaders need to do to create a culture of improvement. Lean Leadership Daily Lean Management

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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. To me the question isn’t which (Design Thinking, Agile or Lean Startup) is the best?

A Brief Introduction to 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

Lean Thinking , by James P. Jones, covers the five principles of Lean manufacturing. Although the book is primarily focused on Toyota’s achievement in revolutionizing manufacturing, the principles of Lean manufacturing can be applied to almost any industry.

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An Introduction to the Lean Concept of Catchball

Kainexus

The Lean idea of catchball involves moving ideas and information from one person or team to another and, much like catch from childhood, it forms the basis for complicated decision making and policy development. Most of us have memories of playing the game of catch either as children or with our children. I really shouldn’t call it a “game” because there are no winners and losers. There is no defense because everyone is on the same side.

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Podcast #014 Tendayi Viki – What is Lean Innovation?

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Tendayi Viki on what exactly “Lean Innovation” is. Tendayi is a popular innovation and strategy consultant and is one of the authors behind the recently released book “The Corporate Startup”, which helps large companies understand all of the underlying mechanisms behind lean innovation to bring down the costs and risks of running innovation projects. Podcasts lean innovation tendayi viki

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Real Life Examples of the 7 Wastes of Lean

Kainexus

Eliminating waste is at the heart of the Lean Business methodology. The goal of Lean is to spend more of your time creating value for customers by reducing or eliminating everything else - the waste.

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