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Lean MRP, what would that look like?

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Manufacturing planning and the typical software associated with that activity don't seem to connect as well as they could with the Lean concepts.

Lean Workers are Flexible Workers!

If you’re involved in, or associated with a Manufacturing process, you’ve probably read the articles, read the books, or attended the courses in Lean Manufacturing and you’ve probably implemented some of the concepts. Many of these resources only address the processes, their measurements, and techniques to perform continuous improvements to achieve a Lean Manufacturing environment.  Some provide detailed strategic and tactical plans describing how to view the equipment, it’s placement, the work cell, and the many aspect associated with each.

Gen Y Leaders and a small World.

I am continually reminded at how small this world is becoming and yesterday was yet another example. Small World

Sunday I blogged a couple thoughts on my concerns on Gen Y and the potential crisis in organizations that do not know how to lead and inspire Gen Y employees and how differently they view technology.  Tuesday I am on a plane from Indianapolis to Washington and who sits down next to me?  Aaron, a bright, tech savvy, Gen Y marketing guy, and of course I can't help but dig into the conversation.


Gen Y Leadership Crisis?

Over the last couple of days I have run into a familiar theme several times.  These themes and thoughts sort of coalesced while I was roller blading this afternoon, so now you get to read about it.

Google SearchingWhile I was assisting in the preparation of a powerpoint for a seminar this week I was asked about a poem that was to be copied and handed out during the session.  The organizer only had an old printed version of the poem and said he would simply photocopy it for the group.  My instinctive reaction was, give me a couple lines and I'll google it, copy it into a new page, add some graphics, and there we have it, a fresh, possibly inspiring bit of copy.