It’s Managements Responsibility

During my years as VP of operations for Donnelly Corp in West Michigan I learned the following directive. “It is managements responsibility to offer participation, it’s employees responsibility to accept. If management does not offer, employees cannot...

Are People Truly Your Best Resource?

Almost every mission statement, value statement or company report in today organizations indicated Employees are “Our Best Resource or Asset, We want innovation and Input from all our team members, etc”. Think of all the staff meeting we attend from middle...

Why Toyota System

Why Toyota Production System? The word “system” is the most important element of TPS. Today we have deteriorated down to calling Lean Manufacturing, taken from the book (Womack, Jones, Roos, 1990, “The Machine That Changed The World”) to just...

Why A Leadership Road Map?

Why I Need A Leadership Roadmap To Lean? Have you ever heard or thought “you don’t know, what you don’t know”? This might seem strange to successful leaders in various organizations. The fact is you knew how to use the system you have worked on for years. You also...