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Have you Mapped Your Value Streams?

An often overlooked and underutilized lean tool is the value stream map (VSM). In simple terms, the VSM provides a “30,000-foot view” of the flow of goods from supplier to customer through your organization. The primary purpose…

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What is Kata?

Mike Rother (lean guru and author) defines Toyota Kata as “a skill-building process to shift our mindset and habits from a natural tendency to jump to conclusions, to a tendency to think and act more scientifically”. This…

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Quality Core Tools – Not Just for Automotive

The “Quality Core Tools” are considered a standard throughout the automotive industry but the tools are not just for automotive companies. The five tools that are used throughout a product’s lifecycle, from development to…

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Giving Your Team Wings (Even if they don’t play basketball)

Written by Tim Waldo and originally posted on his LinkedIn Blog Watching players on a basketball team jumping into the air doesn’t sound all that amazing nor the least bit inspiring. After all, that’s sort of what they do.…

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Customer Highlight | White Oak Stave LLC

Waymon Scroggs looks at his job as “more of a craft, than it is a vocation.”   Scroggs is plant manager of White Oak Stave, LLC., a sawmill business in Medon, Tenn. that has operated since 1962. In 2004, it was bought by…

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