Tag: 8 wastes

The Worst Waste of All

  So—is it a 9 or is it a 6? Depends on who's looking at the problem. You’ve probably seen memes similar to this that call...
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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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The Recipe for My Secret Sauce

  No, this isn’t a special holiday cooking edition of the LeanBP Blog! To celebrate the season, I thought I’d share with you the formula...
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Get Wise and Synchronize!

  Want to learn how to shave weeks off knowledge work—with valuable learning as an added return on your investment? The first order of business is...
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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...

Where’s the Value in Your Business Processes?

Teaching Lean Applied to Business Processes is never dull. But once the conversation turns to finding value in the steps of a business process,...
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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...

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.”...