How often do you put off important tasks? We all know the dangers of procrastination; doing something, or nothing, to put off doing an important task. But potentially even more dangerous than procrastination is precrastination. I first heard this term reading the book Start Now, Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore. Moore describes precrastination asContinue reading “Precrastination”
Tag Archives: lean manufacturing
The Dichotomy of Improvement
No one sees things quite like a person looking in from the outside.
Creativity Through Standardization
Wasting brainpower on insignificant decision making will deplete your ability to be productive and creative when it actually matters.
Value Added vs. Non-Value Added
When you think of time as a resource, also think of everything that takes time as an investment.
Lets Talk Lean
“If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what’s essential… Which brings double satisfaction: to do less, better.” 1 If you know about lean, you might think this quote is from one of the founders of the Toyota Production System, or from some other father of the lean manufacturing philosophy. However, you mayContinue reading “Lets Talk Lean”
How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things By Bloomberg Quicktake
This 5 minute video by Bloomberg on the YouTube channel Bloomberg Quicktake gives a great general overview of lean. Starting with the origins of lean in post World War 2 Japan, the video covers how Toyota improved Ford’s manufacturing system to become the best manufacturing system in the world. Highlights include the Just In TimeContinue reading “How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things By Bloomberg Quicktake”
What is Kaizen?
Believe that you can make everything better tomorrow than it is today.