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What’s Your Kata?

What’s Your Kata? About this article: This article is written by Greg Balfany, Health Systems Engineering, Administration for Memorial Hermann Memorial City in Houston, TX. Greg was an attendee at the annual Kata Summit in February 2020 and will share some of his next steps of learning and experimentation. Below is the first installment. ----------- [...]

Standardization Step Up 2 along with implications for Management and Supervisors

Standardization Step Up 2 along with implications for Management and Supervisors About this article: This article is written by Patrick Graupp and Oscar Roche of the TWI Institute. Join Patrick and Oscar for a free webinar titled, "Standardization Step Up 2 Along with Implications for Management and Supervisors," Wed, May 20, 2020 2-2:30 PM EDT. [...]

Toyota Kata – 4 Lessons Learned from the President of New Hampshire Industries

Toyota Kata – 4 Lessons Learned from the President of New Hampshire Industries About this article: This article is written by John Batten of New Hampshire Industries. Join John for a free webinar titled, "Toyota Kata – 4 Lessons Learned from the President of New Hampshire Industries," Wed, May 6, 2020 1-1:30 PM EDT. Register [...]

Without Work Standards There Won’t be Standardized Work

“Without Work Standards There Won’t be Standardized Work” - Mr. Isao Kato About this article: This article is written by Oscar Roche and TWI Institute. Join Oscar for a free webinar titled, "Without Work Standards There Won’t Be Standardized Work," Wed, Mar 25, 2020 2-2:30 PM EDT. Register today, space limited. ----------- Tracy Defoe responded [...]

Rescuing Victims of Human Trafficking Through Lean Thinking.

Inspirational Story: Rescuing Victims of Human Trafficking Through Lean Thinking. When we heard this inspirational story of lean and TWI in the rescue of victims of human trafficking, we had to share it. This story is brought to you by Jim Huntzinger of Lean Frontiers, Robin Seyfert of Basha Enterprises, and Scott Culberson of Lean [...]

Thanks for Giving!

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Top 15 Lean Conferences of 2020

Top 15 Lean Conferences of 2020 There is no shortage of lean-related events in 2020, from small regional conferences, to workshops, to large international events that draw the world’s top thought leaders. This list captures what we believe to be the best events, run by the best organizations, for those seeking to learn and network [...]

5 Levels of Toyota’s Work Standardization: Learning from the Source.

5 Levels of Toyota’s Work Standardization: Learning from the Source. NOTE from Lean Frontiers: The following guest post comes from Oscar Roche of the TWI Institute. Lean Frontiers is pleased to welcome Oscar as presenter to both the TWI Summit and Kata Summit. These two events make take place between February 17-21, 2020 in Austin, [...]

Conducting workplace experiments

Conducting workplace experiments NOTE from Lean Frontiers: The following guest post comes from Oscar Roche of the TWI Institute. Lean Frontiers is pleased to welcome Oscar as presenter to both the TWI Summit and Kata Summit. These two events make take place between February 17-21, 2020 in Austin, TX and together have come to be [...]

$600 million in new sales, and thousands in saved lives – that is the value of my learnings at LPPDE

$600 million in new sales, and thousands in saved lives - that is the value of my learnings at LPPDE NOTE from Lean Frontiers: The following was an email sent by our friends at the Lean Product & Process Development Exchange. It's a testament to the power of "The Exchange" run BY independent lean product [...]