Monterrey Mexico Lean Conference 2016

I accepted an invitation to speak at a lean conference in Monterrey Mexico on September 6th and 7th. I delivered the opening keynote and two workshops all on the topic of 4 Types of Problems. The book will be published in a couple more months (I hope) by the Lean Enterprise Institute. I will post updates as soon as I am informed of any release dates. In the mean time for those ...
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2016 Lean Management Conference Wroklaw Poland

3 Toyota Kaizen Methods
Here are copies of the four presentations I presented earlier this month at the 2016 Lean Management Conference in Wroklaw Poland. Over 450 people attended the conference and the feedback was quite positive. I delivered the opening keynote presentation on Leadership Shaping Principles in addition to learning sessions on Toyota Kaizen Methods and The Four Types of Problems. My n...
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LEI 2016 Transformation Summit

4 Types of Problems
I was asked to give a talk at the recent LEI Transformation Summit in Las Vegas on the topic of "4 Types of Problems" and ways to address each type. The content will be published in a book by LEI later this year. In the mean time for those who asked here is a pdf version of the presentation.  Thanks to all who attended and the positive feedback.  The link below should enable yo...
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Video: Patterns of Kaizen and A3 Thinking

Here is an attempt to add some sound and basic video editing to a presentation that I have given over the years. I am not including any video footage of myself in the presentation. For simplicity I am just adding audio and some effects to the presentation files and uploading it onto a video hosting site. This presentation runs about 41 minutes in length. FYI: there are a few ro...
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SEA CEO Conference

I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Organization this week in Irvine California for their annual CEO conference.  My topic dealt with some general advice regarding lean implementation and key points to keep in mind. Here is a link to the presentation file for those interested who attended the meeting or other interested parties. ...
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TPS Brochure

I ran across a well put together Toyota Production System brochure from Toyota's Industrial Equipment (TIE) Division. This one was put together by the European side of TIE operations. It does a nice job of explaining the Toyota Production System in 20 pages with a mix of text and graphics. It is worth a download a look if you are looking to spruce up your framework or see how a...
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Improving Global Competitiveness in Small and Medium Enterprises – Monterrey Mexico

I just returned from a couple of days in Monterrey Mexico helping a couple of friends. As part of a broader government initiative to improve the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises a conference was held to help communicate and spur interest in lean manufacturing methods.The entity charged with spearheading the effort is “CCM” (CENTRO DE COMPETITIVIDAD DE MO...
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