Carlino

Video: Walk-out Wednesdays at Network Rail

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:32+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|Categories: Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

In our first video with a client, Andy Carlino discusses with Phil Verster of Network Rail the practice of Walk-out Wednesdays. This routine gets people to the "gemba", or real place where the real work is done, to practice fundamentals such as direct observation and waste elimination. [viddler id=d69fd878 h=370 w=437]

If You Want to Learn More About Lean–Quit Reading Books About Lean

By | 2012-05-07T12:52:44+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the surface this really sounds like a dumb thing to say particularly coming from someone who has co-authored a relatively successful lean book.  It is also counterintuitive.   Shouldn’t you always read books specifically about the subject you are trying to master?  What I recently discovered is that I’m learning more about lean by reading seemingly [...]

Look for The Noise

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:33+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Part of the activities during the Lean Experience workshop is a factory simulation—we build aircraft, very complex aircraft.  During the 1st round the noise is literally almost deafening.  The noise gets louder and louder the longer the simulation goes on and more as the system fails to deliver.  During the 2nd round, after redesign, it is [...]

Define a Clear Vision of the Ideal State

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:33+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Most lean practitioners understand and would agree that it’s a good practice to try things out prior to making changes permanent. Trying things out through simulations and mockups allows us to test changes against anticipated results so that we can see what works and what does not. The practice of testing ideas against an anticipated result [...]

Promoting Employee Engagement–A Cautionary Tale

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:34+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those of you who know me are aware that I have been slow to embrace the power and value of social media.  Fortunately my friend and partner, Jamie Flinchbaugh, has convinced me of the error of my ways.  This is my 1st foray into the blogosphere and I hope to be a valuable contributor. Although it [...]

Engaging Through Daily Huddles

By | 2010-09-07T06:46:46+00:00 September 7th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

Regardless of where you sit in the organizational hierarchy, daily huddles are a great tool for any team to create engagement, alignment, surface problems, and more. Andy Carlino and Jamie Flinchbaugh discuss daily huddles, which are a great add-on if you watched our last video about scoreboards. Please let us know if there are any topics [...]

Lean Assessments

By | 2010-06-01T08:49:42+00:00 June 1st, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , |

Assessments can be an important tool in your lean journey. Like a compass, they help to keep you pointed in the right direction. In this video, Andy and Jamie discuss assessments versus audits, different forms of assessments, and the purpose of assessments. How have you used assessments in your organization? [viddler id=a12493d0&w=545&h=349]

Process mapping in a business environment

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:52+00:00 April 27th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

In this edition, Andy and Jamie take on the topic of process mapping. A tool that spans beyond lean into every form of continuous improvement, it is often underutilized and misapplied. We focus on mapping business processes, and why both product / process maps and activity maps are so important. [viddler id=76188690&w=437&h=288] If you cannot view [...]

Lean in a Union Environment

By | 2010-03-23T05:00:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, Andy Carlino and Jamie Flinchbaugh discuss lean in a union environment. This is not about pro-union or anti-union, but a recognition that having a union does affect how you deal with change. When it comes to lean transformation, it presents some challenges but also some advantages, because you know the rules and have [...]