Experimenting with LEAN

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Did you know that Thomas Edison tested over 1600 materials while designing the filament for the electric light bulb? He is credited with saying “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work.” Applying LEAN thinking requires a similar approach.

Getting Closer to LEAN

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How far away is your nearest printer? How many steps does it take to get a drink of water? How long does it take to find a file on your computer? If the answer is more than 30 feet or longer than 30 seconds, you need to keep reading!

Driving LEAN forward with Good Ideas

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How often do you change workflows as a result of your own good ideas? How often do people on your team share good ideas with you? If this is not a daily occurrence, you could be missing a huge opportunity!