Strategy Deployment

What is Strategy Deployment? Strategy Deployment was translated from the Japanese term “Hoshin Kanri.” It is loosely translated  into “Ho” which means “direction” and “Shin” which means “compass needle.” The second word is separated into two terms of “Kan” which means “control” and “Ri” which means “reason or logic.” The process was developed by compiling the …

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An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

Here is a great lean manufacturing infographic from Bishop-Wisecarver Group. It explains the core principles involved in lean manufacturing, and it does this in a simple and visual way. It is easy to follow and educational because it allows you to learn through graphics. Results of a 2011 Lean Manufacturing Survey: The information on the …

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John Shook

Learning from John Shook I wanted to share this video.  John Shook is a Senior Advisor with the Lean Enterprise Institute and he is the keynote speaker at the conference hosted by Industry Week at one of their Best Plants Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on April 28 2009.  During this keynote, John Shook demonstrates how to spread a Lean …

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Window & Door Manufacturer Implements Lean Manufacturing

One of the hardest things when trying to improve anything is finding the courage to take the first step. Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia did more than take the first step, they decided to embark on a journey to implement lean manufacturing principles into their business processes. This short video is an account …

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