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7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

Posted: April 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E What Is Waste? There are 7 wastes of lean manufacturing that are commonly referenced.  Before considering these 7 types of waste though, it is important to consider what is meant by the term waste.  Waste can be defined as any activity that consumes […]

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Lean Marketing House

Posted: March 31, 2018 at 12:27 am   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E A few reasons to consider the Lean Marketing House book: Is there a reason to use Lean in Sales and Marketing? Do you have to be practicing Lean in the rest of the company? Is Lean Marketing the same as Agile Marketing? How […]

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LEAN Government Summit in Ottawa January 25, 2018 – Highlights

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm   /   Blog, Lean

F E A T U R E D  A R T I C L E SQ Ottawa Valley Section was proud to attend another successful Lean Government Summit. It was a pleasure to meet and learn along with so many lean enthusiasts. So what stood out for me? LEAN thinking is all about looking for […]

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Strikingly Powerful Transitions to Lean

Posted: May 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E he most effective Lean professionals realize their main job is not to educate in Lean, but rather to affect actual change in their clients. Yet even many of those treat change as if it is a thing to be managed in and of […]

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Lean IT: Using Lean principles to increase IT effectiveness

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm   /   Blog, Infograph, Lean

Sandhya is a recognized leader in Process Architecture and Technology Utilization. She has more than sixteen years of experience as a senior Management Consultant with Process Architecture & Mapping, Business Relationship Management and Project Management specialization in Information Technology servicing various corporate functional areas. This is a nine part info-graphic series which highlights how Lean- IT principles […]

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Posted: March 31, 2017 at 11:46 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E his weekend I took my husband for a medical procedure. The procedure was conducted at the outpatient facility of a large, regional medical group that my husband’s doctor belongs to. And yes, as you can imagine (and as I’m often asked), as coauthor […]

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Networking Event – Lean Deployment Issues? – 22 March 2017

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm   /   Events, Lean

Networking Event Professional Development Events are Open to all Public. No membership required. Topic: Lean Deployment Issues? Interactive Open Forum! Wednesday (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM) March 22, 2017 Program Details: Networking & Buffet Style Dinner: 6:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. (Please bring $30.00 cash for the buffet) Presentation: 7:00 p.m. To 8:30 p.m. Facilitator: […]

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Lean Doesn’t Have To Be Mean

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E recently attended a Training Within Industry (TWI) workshop hosted by ASQ Ottawa and Nessis Inc. taught by Richard Evans. I wrote about some of the things he discussed in R&D? More Like Rob and Duplicate. But there are things that he had said […]

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The ninth waste of LEAN

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Lean Project Manager at Kongsberg Maritime ave you searched for anything on a server or your computer lately? You know the piece of information, document, data string or picture is somewhere, but only that it is just that. “Somewhere”. Well known in Lean […]

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Lean Transformation – Takes Time and Passion

Posted: June 15, 2016 at 12:22 am   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Lean Transformation – Takes Time and Passion! spend much of my time talking with management in various environments who want to transform their existing organization using Lean. One of the discussion points early on is how to start and the time commitment for them and their staff. […]

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