Keeping It Simple At Target Optical

Although my wife may roll her eyes when I point out lean principles in everyday life, it must be starting to sink in because while traveling last month, she noticed this sign and figured I’d like a picture of it. And as is typically the case, she was right! I love the simplicity in this …

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An Ah-Ha Moment With A Simple PDSA Flowchart

Recently I saw Karen Martin post a PDSA flowchart on Twitter.  The graphic does a wonderful job of outlining the steps of problem solving and PDSA thinking, highlights the importance of defining your problem and how much time you might need to spend before moving forward in the process, and covers the question of “what does …

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Lean Comes To A Local Classroom

Back in April, I was watching the local news (NBC26) and was just about ready to turn it off and head to bed.  As they were transitioning to commercials, one of the teaser trailers for upcoming stories caught my eye, because in the lower left-hand corner I recognized a book:  Everything I Know About Lean I …

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Just Teach Already!

I’m not fully self-aware of all the factors that contributed to my nearly year-long delinquency between posts.  Therefore I’m not aware of what may have shifted within me to trigger a new one.  And I won’t bore you (or myself) to death with a deep reflection analysis.  The one thing out of many that I …

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“Respect For People” Shines Through In Sandy’s Aftermath

My friend Dave shared a wonderful video with me today that I felt really exemplified Toyota’s concept of “respect for people”, especially in connection with doing something good for the community.  The video shows how employees of Toyota’s TSSC team went to work with Food Bank of New York and Metro World Child, creating an initiative called Meals per Hour.  …

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