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Mar 12, 2020

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…

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Feb 18, 2020

The Journey Continues: Building the Next Generation of Manufacturing Talent

IndustryWeek columnist Larry Fast continues his quest to build manufacturing muscle in his hometown. Student-run Cardinal Manufacturing provides…

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Jan 31, 2020

Four Stages of a Successful Change Project

January 31, 2020 Heraclitus was wrong: Change is NOT the only constant. The failure rate of change projects…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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