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Are You a Learning Organisation?

Paul Dunlop examines what it means to be a learning organisation and outlines the common elements among environments that facilitate high-performing...

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Hoshin Kanri: Linking the Top to the Bottom

Paul Dunlop explains how Hoshin Kanri, supported by adjacent Lean processes, facilitates effective strategy planning, deployment and execution.

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Lean Innovation: Hybrid Digital Kamishibai Boards

These hybrid digital kamishibai boards are a great example of how organisations can blend traditional Lean tools with digital solutions for great...

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Keeping Lean Simple

All too often when challenged to make improvement in our process environment we look for the complicated ‘shiny objects’. We discuss keeping lean...

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The Control Chart: Mapping Process Behaviour

The control chart (or process behaviour chart) is one of several visual tools typically applied to quality control analysis. We discuss how to use it.

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Defining the PDCA Cycle

Here's your definitive guide to the Plan, Do, Check, Adjust (PDCA) cycle - one of the pillars of Lean, continuous improvement and operational...

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The 8 Wastes of Lean

We delve into the wastes of lean. Learn how to identify them, how to improve in each area, and the questions you need to be asking.

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Lean Thinking is All About Discipline

Lean thinking requires discipline and an adherence to principles and processes. We discuss the structures needed to achieve significant change via...