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Breaking Brexit

Stop Talking … Start Doing … and lets get ‘Breaking Brexit’! Say we are a small rural business in a sleepy town or village just keeping pace with rural living … chances are Brexit (Britain Exiting the EU) are not top of our day to day business priorities let aloneRead More

Lean is Green not Mean

Lean is Green not mean … But ‘Kaikaku’ is radical man! Kaizen v Kaikaku   Respect For The Planet   If anyone reads any of my rantz, a common theme in my thinking is ‘Respect for people and the planet’, the ‘Planet’ side of lean is both green and sustainable.Read More

Could Albert Einstein have got it wrong?

Could Albert Einstein have got it wrong?

Could Albert Einstein have got it wrong? … when he said: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”. Lean suggests we have ‘Respect for people’ and consider the process capability and capacity, Six Sigma suggests we also consider process variation, deviation and stability. In root-cause analysisRead More

I Got Five Years For Agile In Manufacturing

I got 5 years for Agile in Manufacturing

I was reading a LinkedIn post by C Keith Horner in which he ponders the application of the Agile framework in Agile Manufacturing. This post is inspired by pretty much the same inspiration and question that has haunted me for at least the last 5 years as I serve myRead More

Implementing Statistical Process Control

Lean Learning – Implementing Statistical Process Control

Welcome to the Lean Learning Series on Implementing Statistical Process Control The Lean Learning Series is a series of sampled notes from my course content on a learning journey to a University of Limerick Masters in Quality Management (Lean Innovation)   Applying ‘process thinking’; it’s possible to differentiate between random causesRead More

principles of quality management

Lean Learning – Quality Management Principles

Welcome to the Lean Learning Series on Quality Management Principles The Lean Learning Series is a series of sampled notes from my course content on a learning journey to a University of Limerick Masters in Quality Management (Lean Innovation)   Underlying the success of Six Sigma are simple but vitalRead More

Lean Learning DMAIC

Lean Learning – DMAIC

Welcome to the Lean Learning Series on DMAIC The Lean Learning Series is a series of sampled notes from my course content on a learning journey to a University of Limerick Masters in Quality Management (Lean Innovation)   DMAIC A well-structured improvement methodology that provides a roadmap from the definitionRead More

Lean Learning Six Sigma

Lean Learning – Six Sigma

Welcome to the Lean Learning Series on Six Sigma The Lean Learning Series is a series of sampled notes from my course content on a learning journey to a University of Limerick Masters in Quality Management (Lean Innovation)   Six Sigma Six Sigma has been reported as one of theRead More

Social Scaling Lean

How Constraints Create Space for Innovation – A Social Context

Constraints Create Space for Innovation I was reading a post by Ash Maurya the best selling author of the excellent book ‘Running Lean’.  In his new offering ‘Scaling Lean’ he takes the next steps beyond ideation to his vision for scaling up start-ups.   His linkedIn post ‘How Constraints CreateRead More

Unemployment - a symptom or a cause?

Unemployment a symptom or a cause? (Part 1 of 3)

Have You Read ? ( Introduction To This Series Of Posts ) The First Of Three Problems: Our journey begins in my rural home county of Tipperary in Ireland.  Our travels will take us to our 3rd of three problems and the home of lean thinking in Japan.  Japan isRead More