Guest posts

The Project Box [Guest Post]

by Donald Sweigart on 11-22-11

Guest Post: Donald Sweigart worked with “The Body Shop @” which developed the “Star-Link Certified” Lean business model improving Profitability, CSI, and Cycle Time in the Collision Repair Industry. This model is now licensed by a Fortune 100 in it’s Industry-wide Lean Training. His passion is implementing Lean solutions in

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Mentorship Lives on "In Spirit" [Guest Post]

by Keith Poirier on 11-21-11

Guest Post: Keith Poirier has over 17 years industry experience with a focus on lean/business process improvement.  He currently manages an EHS Team for a global design and manufacturing company, and also instructs an Operations Management MBA course.   Recently I lost a mentor.  To this day, everyday, I use what

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What Does "Lean" Mean to You? [Guest Post]

by Keith Poirier on 09-26-11

Guest Post: Keith Poirier has over 17 years industry experience with a focus on lean/business process improvement.  He currently manages an EHS Team for a global design and manufacturing company, and also instructs an Operations Management MBA course. What is lean?  What does it mean to you?  Does it mean the

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Lean Tools: How the English Make Tea [Guest Post]

by James Lawther on 09-23-11

Guest Post: James Lawther is Head of Operational Excellence for a FTSE 100 company. He blogs on the topic of service improvement, and he gets upset by poor customer service I am English.  If there is one thing the English love (and are particularly good at), it is the art

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Who is really running the business? [Guest Post]

by Jauna Werner on 08-31-11

Guest Post: Jauna Werner is a certified Lean and Agile practitioner with experience in the retail, technology, medical and defense industries.  Besides her work in industry, Jauna enjoys teaching Operations Management at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and introducing the next generation of managers to Lean thinking and

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The ability to change… personally and in business [Guest Post]

by Kurt Woolley on 08-24-11

Guest Post: Kurt Woolley is Lean Champion within Intel’s Fab/Sort Manufacturing (FSM) organization, and founder of Atmos Industries. See more on his LinkedIn profile. The other day, as I was scrubbing the dishes with the same old brush that we’ve used for years, I glanced at the crusty, worn, bent

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The Farmer and the Field [Guest Post]

by Donald Sweigart on 07-20-11

Guest Post: Donald Sweigart worked with “The Body Shop @” which developed the “Star-Link Certified” Lean business model improving Profitability, CSI, and Cycle Time in the Collision Repair Industry. This model is now licensed by a Fortune 100 in it’s Industry-wide Lean Training. His passion is implementing Lean solutions in

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Fearless Problem Solving [Guest Post]

by Donald Sweigart on 06-14-11

Guest Post: Donald Sweigart worked with “The Body Shop @” which developed the “Star-Link Certified” Lean business model improving Profitability, CSI, and Cycle Time in the Collision Repair Industry. This model is now licensed by a Fortune 100 in it’s Industry-wide Lean Training. His passion is implementing Lean solutions in

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Configuring Resources to Your Lean Transformation [Guest Post]

by Nathan Holt on 06-01-11

Guest Post: Nathan Holt is a highly accomplished executive and proactive continuous improvement leader with experience in driving critical operations and enterprise improvement programs in diverse industries. He currently work as  Head of Continuous Improvement and Process Leadership, Americas at Shell Oil Company. One thing I believe we can all agree

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Leaning-out “dead wood” in a subcontractor-based business [Guest Post]

by Kurt Woolley on 05-23-11

Guest Post: Kurt Woolley is Lean Champion within Intel’s Fab/Sort Manufacturing (FSM) organization, and founder of Atmos Industries. See more on his LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kurt-woolley/3/941/575. Do lean methods apply within a subcontractor-based business? Oh yes! In my recent journeys, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a sub-contractor business –

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