Archive for September, 2013

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

September is in full swing, and the kids are back in school. More traffic, more family obligations and more opportunities to succeed. Yes, you read… Read More ›

We Really Like Ch – Cha – Chan – Change! Honest, We Do!

We Really Like Ch – Cha – Chan – Change! Honest, We Do!

Change! What is it about change that we dislike, or even hate, so much? Let’s listen in on the exchange between two co-workers after hearing… Read More ›

Operational Excellence: The New Frontier for Lean

Operational Excellence: The New Frontier for Lean

By Kevin J. Duggan For years, companies were taught that the purpose of Lean Manufacturing was to eliminate waste. To this end, organizations looked for… Read More ›

Key to Lean Engineering Success? Don’t Speak Japanese… Think Respect.

Key to Lean Engineering Success? Don’t Speak Japanese… Think Respect.

“A culture of respect for people leads to an organic growth of lean process implementation throughout an organization. The Value Stream Mapping tool could not… Read More ›