The 5 Big Questions for Lean Marketing

In the book, The Lean Strategy, the authors compare the 5 Key Questions of Michael Porters’ seminal work on strategy to Toyota’s strategy. Michael Porter’s Strategy Model Shaped by 5 Key Questions How do you respond to the bargaining power of customers? How do you increase our bargaining power over suppliers? How do you counter the Read More …

Let’s make Lean Simple Again

I was taught Lean is simple: Find a problem, Solve a problem. It really is that simple to get started. Using my interpretation of Lean thinking, we start by: Capture what you are doing (CAP-Do) Create your Standard Practice (SDCA) Take one of those practices improve on it (PDCA) Try something new explore (EDCA) The percentage Read More …

Putting a Lean Strategy into Action

Dan Jones is a management thought leader and advisor on applying lean, process thinking to every type of business across the world. He is the founding Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy www.leanuk.org in the UK, dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean thinking and helping others with its implementation. He is also the co-author of the Read More …

Lean A3 Thinking Audio Book

A collection of Business901 Podcasts that has been grouped under the title of Lean A3 Thinking. It includes the authors below in the order of appearance and totals around 2 1/2 hours in length. If you prefer a transcription most of them are available on the Business901 Issuu website: https://issuu.com/business901. Tracey Richardson is a Lean Thinker with Read More …

Kata Training Audio Book

This is a collection of Business901 podcasts on Kata Training. It is about 3-hours in length and features the following guests: The Learning Factor Inc. is a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to making business and labor smarter about learning through innovations in workplace education. Tracy Defoe does this is a variety of ways and one her favorites Read More …

Is Your Culture Ready For Robots?

Robots have brought automation and efficiencies to the manufacturing level and robotics / RPA is being incorporated throughout service based organisations, influencing the way we work. It will undoubtedly be the next culture change that you will have to consider – are you ready? Improvement and Innovation Show This important subject will be covered in the first Read More …