Month: August 2014

Welcoming Andy Carlino's new blog

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-27-14

Please help me welcome my longtime partner and friend Andy Carlino to the community of lean bloggers. You can find his blog at Andy is my co-founder of the Lean Learning Center and co-author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. It is the “co” that is most valuable to

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Want to learn more about KaiNexus?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-25-14

KaiNexus, that cloud-based tool to help the flow of communication in continuous improvement efforts, has produced a new video explaining what it does. For those not familiar, capturing continuous improvement activity in a traditional manufacturing facility is relatively easy. White boards and small pieces of paper can go a long

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Using Observation Systematically [Lessons from the Road]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-13-14

I’ve written about observation many times before, but in my latest IndustryWeek Lessons from the Road column, I address how to use the different levels of observation and make better decisions about observation. Here is an excerpt from Using Observation Systematically: There are four distinct levels of observation, each with

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