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A Better Way to Brainstorm Root Causes

Determining root causes seems to be a lost art. It’s a discipline, and if we aren’t willing to apply disciplined thinking when diagnosing a...
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SIPOC with a Twist (Think Policies, not Processes)

In order to do your job, you need to see your job. As some of you already know, SIPOC is a process improvement tool that...

(VIDEO) Is Work in Process Sinking Your Productivity?

https://vimeo.com/265912042 Knowledge work is invisible. It’s inside your head, or buried in emails and files. That’s the biggest problem you face when you’re trying to...

The 8 Biggest Wastes in the Business Office

  In my first LeanBP Blog post, I explained the “why” for Lean Applied to Business Processes (LABP). Now, I’m going to explain the “what.”...

Mastering Your Circle of Influence

“Do your job!” If you watch football at all, you’ve heard this line before. It’s what coaches tell players when the game gets tight. No...
LeanBP Blog: The Hidden Truth About Lean

The Hidden Truth About Lean

It’s hard to imagine where manufacturing would be today if not for lean tools. The impact of lean on production processes over the last...

Welcome to the LeanBP Blog!

Applying lean principles to business processes is my passion. It’s a methodology I’ve developed over the course of my career, and one whose principles...