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Lean Management Approaches: The Role of Lean Leaders

Lean Management approaches are management process that has attracted so much following in the world of business. It is the approach to running an organization supportive of the continuous improvement concept.  It is a long-term management approach that systematically seeks achieving small but incremental changes in order to improve quality and efficiency. The objective of lean […]

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Lean Management in Banking?

After the financial blows the economy has suffered, banks and banking institutions have been searching for ways to effectively reduce their expenditures. They need this to be able to drastically boost their operational model as well as sustain and create a capital buffer as a requirement with financial regulations. Armed with this mindset, fiscal reduction […]

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What is Lean Maintenance?

Lean maintenance has been erroneously thought to be a spin off or subset of lean manufacturing. What business managers failed to realize is that lean maintenance is actually a prerequisite for the success of lean manufacturing. It is an independent discipline under the broad concept of lean management or lean business operation. Definition Lean maintenance […]

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Lean Manager Role and Responsibilities in Management

When it comes to manufacturing and services, there are a lot of point of views about horizontal and vertical management. Most companies have vertical reporting lines. These usually have horizontal communication on the same management (vertical) level. A value stream manager allows the organization to see the process or service as a whole. He is […]

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What is Lean Management Engineering?

Lean management engineering is a concept to boost the efficiency of various engineering segments within manufacturing enterprises. It is a consistent process that helps increase the levels of valid engineering data developed compared to the dollar investment. The entire process entails a straightforward review of the current condition, coupled by several adjustments to handle inefficiencies […]

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What is Lean Management in Insurance?

Insurers know that lean processes and dynamics pave a way towards customer satisfaction. However, many find the whole set-up a challenge to accomplish. The needs and requirements of insurance customers are fast increasing with regards quality of service and processing speeds. In addition, the payoffs from complying with these demands are also fast growing. Especially […]

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6 Lean Management Daily Routines and Habits of Productive Lean Managers

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. – John Locke   Lean management daily routines are crucial for success. To make the most out of lean management, the most effective managers know just which tools and habits to […]

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How to Sustain and Control Your Lean Six Sigma Transformation ? [ 6 – From Performance To Excellence]

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. Once you have taken the necessary measures for developing and sustaining a Lean culture within the organization, it is time for the evaluation phase of Lean Six Sigma deployment. We now move towards the end of our LSS deployment […]

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How To Align Your Trainings With Your Lean Culture Objectives [ 5- From Performance To Excellence]

  “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” Benjamin Franklin Now that you are aware of how to train people for implementing a Lean or Six Sigma strategy in your organization, the next step is to move towards sustainability. Training the right personnel is just one part […]

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Lean Manager’s Problem Solving Techniques: CEDAC

Lean management is a philosophy of management where there is continuous improvement across the board for the processes used in a company. Unlike traditional management where the emphasis is on creating a product or in providing a service, lean management treats operations as a daily exercise in problem solving. From a problem solving standpoint, the […]

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Lean IT Principles and Objectives

Lean IT principles is the extension of the lean management approach to the development and management if information technology services and products. The main objective of lean IT is the elimination of waste in the process because they add up to the cost of the service or the product.  Lean IT principles are currently well known […]

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How To Select And Train The Right People For Your Lean Six Sigma Project [ 4- From Performance To Excellence]

There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out. – John Shook Selecting and training people for your Lean Six Sigma project is a key ingredient for […]

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How To Select The Right DMAIC Projects And Build Your Transformation Program [ 3- From Performance To Excellence]

  Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable – William Pollard After you have obtained the sponsorship of the executives in your organization, it is time to now move on to selecting projects that will […]

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How To Go About Lean Six Sigma Integration Within The Executive Committee [ 2 – From Performance To Excellence]

There are three kinds of leaders.  Those that tell you what to do.  Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out. – John Shook Once you have defined an operational excellence strategy within your organization, the next step is […]

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What Is It Like Using Lean in The Banking Industry?

Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy. – Alex Miller, Professor of Management at The University of Tennessee There is often doubt and confusion as to whether lean can be applied to the financial services industries or not, since it was initially introduced in the manufacturing world. The flow of information is […]

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