"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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Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean in Everyday Life

Kainexus

If you are striving to become a Lean organization, waste elimination is probably near the top of your list. In fact, Lean practitioners have identified very specific types of waste, known collectively as the 8 Wastes of Lean. Lean Daily Lean Management Lean Healthcare

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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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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. It is also important to note that there is no one cookie-cutter approach to Lean construction.

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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.

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. We speak about what makes a successful startup, what large companies get wrong about innovation and how he has seen Lean Startup evolve and change over the past few years. Lean startup is just the scientific method, using minimum viable products. Podcasts Lean Startup Steve Blank

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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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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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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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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. Every Lean organization is unique, but there are some core qualities that they tend to have in common. The renowned football coach and philosopher, Vince Lombardi, once said, “ Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence. ”.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Application of Lean Six Sigma in Oil & Gas

Kainexus

That’s why the Lean Six Sigma model is gaining traction in oil & gas. Lean Six SigmaOil & Gas companies need to be ever more flexible and agile to succeed as the industry continues to face price volatility, technical innovation, and an uncertain regulatory environment.

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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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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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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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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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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. There are many practical and physiological challenges to this abrupt change, so give yourself a break if everything hasn’t been smooth sailing.

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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. It’s hard to list just ten, but I have a longer “ blogroll ” list and a separate list of Lean healthcare blogs that I maintain on my site. Here’s a list of Lean blogs, in no particular order… it’s a list, not a ranking.

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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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THE PROS AND CONS OF A LEAN STARTUP

ImagineNation

Lean’ is the buzzword of the last decade, challenging old school thinking that dictates that a successful business must be resource-heavy to achieve sustainable growth, whilst also giving credence to those who want to launch “almost-there” app startups today to achieve market domination tomorrow.

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Lean Product Development Processes For Innovation And Speed

Innovation Excellence

Through our hands-on work with clients, we have developed a lean product development process. Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D Lean Product DevelopmentIt is a methodology that depicts key milestones, but supersedes specific engineering models such as waterfall or Agile. However, we have incorporated selected practices from the agile toolkit to enhance innovation and speed products to market. The beauty of this process.

It’s Time To Be Skeptical About The Lean Startup. Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

No innovation strategy fits every problem Related posts: The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World. The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Technology Lean StartupVisit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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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 Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World

Digital Tonto

Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. All Posts Management Innovation Lean LaunchpadJust because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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What Other Industries Have Learned from Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

Lean manufacturing is a business methodology that is based on tools and techniques implemented at Toyota in their post-WWII efforts to improve the quality of its automobiles. Visits to Toyota to observe Lean manufacturing in action are common to this day. The beauty of Lean is that it can be applied to almost any type of organization. Today, Lean is used in healthcare, high-technology, construction , education, services, and government. Lean Daily Lean Management

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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. Several common types of waste have been identified and together represent the “ 7 Wastes of Lean ” (sometimes expressed as "8 types of waste, including the additional "waste of human potential" or "waste of talent").

6 Excellent Reasons to Consider Lean Construction Software

Kainexus

While many people associate the Lean business methodology primarily with manufacturing, it is an ideal approach in the construction industry. We can’t think of a situation more perfect for Lean. Lean construction software isn’t a requirement for leveraging the approach which seeks to respect workers, eliminate waste, and continuously improve. Lean Software lean construction

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How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

HYPE Innovation

The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field.

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How we helped Sportsbet employees learn Lean Startup

Collectivecamp

Check out the video to hear how it went when we taught one of Australia's largest bookmakers how to use the lean startup methodology

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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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The 10 Methods of The Lean Startup

HYPE Innovation

The Lean Startup was published in 2011, yet its impact has been enormous. “Startup success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”. Companies are still getting to grips with the ideas set out in the book, most of which were not new in the first place. The value of those ideas and methods are perhaps even more valuable to large established organizations than to the startups which bear the books name.

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Lean Management System Implementation Tips

Kainexus

If you are considering a Lean management system to boost your efforts at continuous improvement and waste reduction, it’s a smart move. Technology helps bring people together, ensure accurate data, collect organizational knowledge, and speed the progress of Lean projects. It also gives leaders greater insight into the health of Lean across the entire organization. Continuous Improvement Software Lean Software

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The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses

Digital Tonto

The Lean Startup isn't not just a series of techniques and tricks, but a fundamentally different way of thinking that can help anyone launch a new product or venture. Related posts: How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Management Business Models Innovation Lean Launchpad Lean Startup

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The limitations of Lean Startup: when not to use it

Innovation Excellence

Can the Lean Startup be used for operational fixes and improvements and what are the limitations of the methodology? Innovation lean startup MVP

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