Toyota Management System

Leading the Change

Can We Avoid Politics in Lean Transformation? Changing to lean is a political process. There, we said it. Everyone knows politics are bad, right? Politics is what happens in organizations that are not...

Lean Implementation Strategies and Tactics

Where Should You Start? You know your company needs an injection of lean. There’s waste everywhere. Upon serious reflection, you pretty much failed most of the tests. The culture is nowhere near the l...

Telling the Story Using an A3 Report

Less Can Be More in Report Writing Problem solving is about thinking. But writing things down can help thinking. How can you document key information and decisions at each step in a way that you can s...

Plan-Do-Check-Act

WE HAVE FINALLY reached the implementation phase! Many people are so anxious to “get busy” with implementation that they shortcut the previous portions of the process. This is a critical mistake! With...