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Design doing

Steve Blank is one of the real thinkers in the innovation space who gets out there into the weeds and gets stuff done. The illustration at the top of this post is one from a recent post on his blog … Continue reading

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Another bloody meeting

  Meetings are supposed to be a place where work gets done, accountabilities exercised options  articulated and examined, decisions made, and outcomes reported. However, often they become just a reason to have another meeting. Whilst the public sector comes in … Continue reading

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Thinking “Lean” is instinctive.

  It is amazing how people adopt to “lean” instinctively, without any planning, or knowledge of the cliches and tools spruiked by consultants (including myself). People are pretty sensible when left to themselves, they do not build waste into a … Continue reading

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5 why’s of social media

“5 why’s” is a tool that started life in the Lean Thinking toolbox, but in reality is simply common sense. In effect, make sure you understand the real cause of the problem facing you before you start deploying solutions, otherwise … Continue reading

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Crying for a Lean agricultural demand chain

Lean thinking, evolving from the Toyota Production System is changing manufacturing world, but agriculture has a long way to go. Just as building cars used to be a production oriented operation until Toyota turned it on its head, so too … Continue reading

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Lean accounting. An SME manufacturing lifeline?

Manufacturing SME’s in this country (Australia) are under severe pressure, particularly in heavily trade exposed industries like food manufacturing. Yesterday, Windsor Farms  was put into administration, a month ago, Rosella went the same way and is currently being liquidated in … Continue reading

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Failing is not the same as failure.

It is often said that for successful innovation to occur, you must be prepared to” fail often, fail cheap”. Early testing and prototyping speeds up innovation cycle times, the longer a project proceeds with issues  unnoticed or unfixed, the harder … Continue reading

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