Lean & 5's

Lean & 5 S's #91 Feb 2013

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

Lean & 5 S's #89 Dec 2012

Newsletter #89 Dec 2012



My Lean Christmas card for 2012:

Do have a Merry Christmas Season and Safe & Prosperous New Year

Lean & 5 S's #87 Oct 2012

Lean Leadership

Cash Powell writes:

Lean & 5 S's #84 July 2012

This e-newsletter is written by Dennis Sowards to share ideas on the 5S’s and Lean practices especially as they are applied in construction. If you have ideas or lessons learned to share please contact me.

Lean & 5 S's #83 June 2012

*************** Do Lean to Cut Costs
Lonnie Wilson, a leading Lean consultant suggests that if you want to reduce your costs, don't focus on cost reductions! Instead he says to focus on Lean. Focusing on Lean will achieve lower costs.

Lean & 5 S's #82 May 2012

**************** FMI’s 2012 report on Productivity talks about Lean Construction
Periodically FMI does a productivity survey of contractors. The population for FMI’s 2012 Survey were mostly senior company leaders including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents, executive vice presidents and vice presidents. It included general and sub contractors.

Lean & 5 S's #81 April 2012

*************** Need a better way
Do you have competition? Of course you do and if you are like most of the country it is increasing as contractors travel further to find work. Dr. Lisa Lang, noted Lean consultant offers this food for thought:

Lean & 5 S's #75 Oct 2011

*************** Muda question - How do you see it?
I received this question from an individual involved in the Muda Walk for a Month:

Lean & 5 S's #79 Feb 2012

***************** Corrective Action Needed
One area where most contractors are challenged is ‘corrective action’. There are several parts to this concept that bear review. First, corrective action is not just about doing something to correct a problem. It is also about taking steps to prevent the future occurrence of that problem.

Lean & 5S's in Construction - Jan 2012

Newsletter #78 Jan. 2012
This e-newsletter is written by Dennis Sowards to share ideas on the 5S’s and Lean practices especially as they are applied in construction. If you have ideas or lessons learned to share please contact me.

*************** Road to Lean
Where are you on the road to sustaining your Lean efforts?

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