Tag: constraints

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Are You Marching to the Beat of the Wrong Drum?

  In the business office, we often tend to think of the deliverables we produce in terms of a rate. For example, we might have...
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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...
This photo of a garden hose with kinks illustrates the bottlenecks that impede workflow in the business office.

Three Warning Signs Your Process Improvement Effort Will Fail

"Constraint: anything that limits a system from achieving higher performance versus its goal." —Eli Goldratt, What Is This Thing Called Theory of Constraints and How...
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...