Focus on Tool Users for Lean Success

John Seddon warns, “Watch Out for the Toolheads.” Ralph Keller, President of Assoc for Manufacturing Excellence claims Tools Are Necessary, but Not Sufficient. Bob Emiliani coined the term “Fake Lean” to describe the tool-based focus on continuous improvement that had become ubiquitous. In my study of Toyota and the work we do with design and construction […]

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Is a High Reliability Project in Your Future?

Construction firms have been using the Last Planner® System for almost 20 years. The situations have been relatively the same over that period. A company starts measuring reliability and they find about 50% of the tasks they plan for next week get done sometime during the week. Once they put the Last Planner practices in […]

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