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Jan 24, 2020

The Simplicity of Lean

This is an except from Chapter-1, Introduction from my book, “The Simplicity of Lean”. Lean means many things…


Jan 21, 2020

In Lean Accounting, Better to Lead than React

During a lean transformation, the goal is to come up with a system not based on standard costing.


Jan 14, 2020

Business Lessons from ‘Ford v. Ferrari’

A look at the Oscar-nominated film through a lens of systems thinking and process improvement.


Jan 7, 2020

Lucky 13 of the Top Reads in Lean and Continuous Improvement in 2019

Enjoy 13 of the continuous-improvement-related articles that garnered the most attention from our IndustryWeek community in 2019.


Dec 16, 2019

Setting Up Data and Analytics Teams to Drive Value

Once a differentiator of top-performing organizations, the ability to leverage a strong data and analytics program is now…


Nov 19, 2019

How to Calculate an Ideal Manufacturing Cycle Time

Editor’s Note: The following question comes courtesy of Reddit. I was on Reddit, saw this inquiry and found it interesting. Given that Larry Fast writes our Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership column, I asked him to weigh in on it—which he did in the following column. If you have a question you would like Larry to address, please use this form to submit it. We want your questions.—Jill Jusko, associate content director.


Nov 5, 2019

Adopt an Intentional Approach to Change

Change left unattended isn’t change. It’s just an idea or a hope that becomes an unfulfilled expectation that’s…


Oct 8, 2019

Continuous Improvement Leadership Lessons from Noah’s Ark

Ten ideas to improve your leadership performance. Larry Fast OCT 08, 2019 This column is based on material…


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