Does Lean Kill Craftsmanship?

Sometimes, resistance isn’t to lean, or to change; it’s really about the perceived loss of something that someone values.Paul W. CritchleyMAR 17TH, 2020 I’ve been practicing lean for more than 20 years now, having been first exposed to it while at a Tier 1 automotive supplier in the late 90s. Back then, the concept of…

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Scaling agile and DevOps for digital transformation

Many organizations see a move to agile software development and then to DevOps as key steps in their digital transformation journeys. But in many cases, these transitions are tackled by smaller teams, thereby limiting the overall impact they can have. Rolling out these practices more broadly throughout the organization can pay significant dividends by revamping…

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Operational Excellence Mixtape: March 10, 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 Running controlled experiments for evaluating interventions in healthcare is usually infeasible – the presentation of…

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How Can Lean Help in a Crisis?

The first issue is understanding human nature, then coming up with a sensible reaction, and thirdly, learning as we go. Michael Ballé MAR 12, 2020 Being better able to cope with small–and large–crises is the point of lean. I remember years ago seeing a Toyota presentation at an automotive supplier about business interruption risk management.…

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Lean Manufacturing in a Digital World

Operational excellence never goes out of style, and done right, smart technologies enable better decisions, faster. It’s a question that crops up with amazing regularity: What’s next after lean manufacturing? It’s an odd inquiry, really, because it implies that you “finish” lean or toss it aside in favor of the next big thing. It suggests…

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At Port of Seattle, machine learning streamlines air cargo operations

The Port of Seattle may be more than 100 years old, but it’s learning some very new tricks. The government agency, which oversees Seattle’s seaport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is using artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision (CV) for object detection and cataloging in the air cargo area of the airport to improve operational…

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BrandPost: Key to sustained digital transformation in 2020: People

Predictions about enterprise technology tend to be focused heavily on, well, technology. And why not? Without emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing, genuine digital transformation would remain a pipe dream for most enterprises. But digital transformation requires more than cutting-edge hardware and software (though it needs plenty of both). As analysts…

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Bank of America brings AI to equity capital markets

The financial services sector is no stranger to data analytics, but subjective, gut-based decision-making is still the norm in some areas. Take equity capital markets (ECM) bankers, who specialize in helping clients raise capital through initial public offerings (IPOs) and the like. Traditionally, ECM bankers have relied on relationships with investors and their expertise of…

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