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How is Your Bottom-Up Lean Implementation Going? - The Discipline Factor

A recent poll conducted by Manuficient Consulting suggested that a "Lack of Leadership Buy-in and Commitment" was the #1 reason (38%) why Lean Implementations Struggle in America followed by an "Underdeveloped Workforce" at 28% and "Lack of Lean Expertise" at 11%. Click here for details on the poll's results. What does this say about the state of manufacturing in America - or even American culture at large?

Manufacturing Change Management: Leveraging Forces of Change to Grow

In manufacturing, change happens - rather you're ready for it or not. Sometimes these changes are expected and sometimes not so much. There are many forces acting on the manufacturing system (or any business system for that matter). These forces create pockets of pressure and vacuums that ultimately result in disruptions to the manufacturing system if not handled effectively.

fOS Part V - Improvement Systems: Accelerating to World Class Manufacturing Execution

Since this is the last and final installment of the fOS Methodology's approach to World Class Manufacturing Execution series, I'd like to start this post off in a special way - by listing my top five most favorite quotes about Improvement:

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