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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

Defining a 'High-Potential SME'

Defining a ‘High-Potential SME’

I am not one for reading notices or advertisements but the following LinkedIn Article grabbed my attention because I perceive myself as Lean/Frugal Collaborative Innovation evangelist.   The article promotes a workshop for SMEs interested in learning more about Horizon 2020 and its value in supporting collaborative innovation between EuropeanRead More

Leaning Into Services

Leaning Into Services

On the topic of ‘Why Lean & How?’, a fellow lean learner asked an excellent and important question that got me thinking … “Lean has been traditionally introduced in a manufacturing situation. Do the group feel there is an important role for implementation of lean in the Service Industry?”6  Read More

"Continuous Manufacturing" ... the future of manufacturing?

“Continuous Manufacturing” … the future of manufacturing?

3D Scanning & Printing may change the future of IP protection and Manufacturing, but is the future of manufacturing already here? – “Continuous Manufacturing” … An example of single piece continuous flow with 100% inspection for right first time production? I am currently reading an excellent book entitled ‘Frugal InnovationRead More

Lean Innovating A New Manufacturing Service

Lean Innovating A New Manufacturing Service

After 20 plus years skirting around the edges of manufacturing, I had often had the pleasure of working alongside my team-mates but merely as a 3rd party technical lead, trouble shooter, business analyst and software developer. Until this project, I had never truly experienced the pleasure of being full timeRead More

You Have Been Warned!

You Have Been Warned!

The Ten Most Important Things You Need To Know About Brendon McLoughlin  If your reading this, I may have some how captured your imagination, interest and peeked your curiosity, either way, the following perhaps maybe the most valuable read and insights into my passion and personality. My name is BrendonRead More