The Simplicity of Lean

This is an except from Chapter-1, Introduction from my book, “The Simplicity of Lean”. Lean means many things to many people and its success or failure is important to a large number of stakeholders: customers, employees, management, shareholders, suppliers, and society as a whole. Is Lean a toolkit? Is it about cost saving? Is it…

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Kofax Reveals Top 10 Intelligent Automation Predictions for 2020

Forecasts How AI-enabled Automation Will Transform Organizations over the Next 12 Months Kofax®, a leading supplier of Intelligent Automation software to digitally transform end-to-end business operations, has revealed 10 Intelligent Automation Predictions for 2020 – looking at how Intelligent Automation is poised to transform organizations over the next 12 months. Kofax believes there are reasons for optimism at forward-looking…

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Free Kindle Day — Our Anthology Book “Practicing Lean”

Republished from Mark Graban’s Lean Blog By Mark Graban leanblog.org All day long, today, Tuesday January 21, the Kindle version of the book Practicing Lean will be available FOR FREE through Amazon. This is just for one day only. That’s right — FREE. You read that right. This is not a contest where one of you gets a free…

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Operational Excellence Mixtape: January 17, 2020

Republished from Mark Graban’s Lean Blog By Mark Graban leanblog.org By Ryan McCormack The mixtape contains news, blogs, articles, resources, and links about creating value, continuous improvement, innovation, and leadership in healthcare and industry – compiled and shared by Ryan McCormack Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Sometimes you just need to get a team together and improve.  Here’s a good example of use…

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6 digital transformation success stories

More companies are building digital capabilities that deliver business efficiency or top-line revenue growth in 2020. But the progress of Big Bang digital transformations varies — as does executives’ understanding of what that entails. Sixty-six percent of CIOs said they are transforming their businesses, but based on those respondents’ descriptions of their digital initiatives the number is…

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The state of digital transformation in 2020

The past year has seen many businesses question exactly how transformational digital transformation really is. The answer, as with all IT initiatives, depends on the scope of the ambition, the skill of the leadership, and the ultimate degree of business impact. Yet we’ve seen a pattern emerge: Those with transformational aspirations discover that boil-the-ocean schemes…

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Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2020

This year will assuredly see tech leaders laser-focused once again on digital initiatives, but the processes they have in place for doing so won’t be a slam dunk for success. Worse, recent research suggests that mistakes born of digital transformation are a top cause of concern for businesses.  A Gartner report on emerging risks shows…

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