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A Holiday Message from LeanBP

  I want to wish a warm holiday season to all my readers and friends. I know—2020 was a tough year. Most of the bad stuff...
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Going Back to the Blue Line

The COVID-19 crisis has upended business as usual, and it’s unclear what will happen when some or all of us return to work. Supply...
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VIDEO: A Multitasking Lesson for Kids

https://vimeo.com/403842956 If you’ve got school-age kids, or teach them, they’re likely home right now, finishing out the academic year online. How’s it going? Are students...
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Staying Productive Through a Crisis

The world has changed dramatically since you heard from me last. It’s hard to remember what I planned to write about just three or...
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VIDEO: Has a Business Process Ever Made You Cry?

https://vimeo.com/385091133 Motion is one of the 8 wastes that plague the business office. (The kitchen, too, come to think of it.) Here’s a short and...
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Lean Your Invoicing for a Quick Win

Congratulations! Your organization did the thing you set out to do. Whether that thing was a product or a service, you marketed it, made...
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10 Great Summer Reads from LeanBP

July and December are slow months for training, so that’s when I take the time to dive deeper into my course materials and take...
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Cut the Noise and Tame the Common Cause (Part Two of Two)

In my last post, I laid out the difference between special cause and common cause variation. Why is it important to know the difference? Because...