New Problem Solving Mastery Website

This post is to officially announce my newest website problemsolvingmastery.com!!! In the view below I will explain some of the initial thoughts behind the site. I will be piloting some things between now and the end of the year and have some new content ready for 2020 as well. The site is still under development but stable enough to have visitors and host content. In the links...
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GBMP NE Lean Conference Slides and Video Announcement

Here is a video announcement pertaining to my presentation at the 15th annual North East Lean Conference in Hartford Connecticut by the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. I was privileged and honored to give the closing key not presentation and talk about their theme of Total Employee Involvement and how that pertains to problem solving. I will post a link to the slides ...
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4 Types of Problems Ready for Order

I am very happy to announce that after a couple years of hard work my latest book entitled 4 Types of Problems is now available for order through the Lean Enterprise Institute.  I will be posting some updates, excerpts, and conducting some podcasts in the upcoming month. Thanks to John Shook for helping see this book through and all the folks at LEI getting it ready for publish...
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Practice Over Theory

Here is a bit of history for those interested. I received a question about the first Toyota Production System manual ever written. For many years the primary driver of the Lean / TPS efforts inside of Toyota was of course Taiichi Ohno. However for almost two decades he opposed the codification of the system into any type of manual. Some people have interpreted that reluctance o...
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