Even with Lean, Complexity Kills
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Even with Lean, Complexity Kills

Lean is being made too confusing for its own good, it’s time to cut the jargon, keep it simple and enjoy the benefits of an engaged and motivated workforce! Having spent three decades at Toyota, we spent little, if any time reading about ‘Lean’. In fact, we never referred to it as Lean, rather the…

State of Readiness; Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics
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State of Readiness; Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics

In this episode I invite Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics, to join me to share her story and the story of Matics; a publisher of suite of Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) applications that help manufacturers monitor and manage their production operation activities.  As CEO, Ofra’s responsibilities are to lead and steward the company’s ambitions to…

Lean Busy vs Ignorant Overload Bliss
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Lean Busy vs Ignorant Overload Bliss

One of the biggest challenges of a Lean Transformation is to create the ‘Vision of Excellence’; what should we aim to achieve over the coming years, what is possible? This is often problematic because the majority of people in the organisation ‘don’t know what they don’t know’; that is, they haven’t seen what truly Operationally…

State of Readiness; James Considine, Philips
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State of Readiness; James Considine, Philips

Welcome to this episode of the State of Readiness Podcast with James Considine on the topic of Operational Excellence and Agile In this episode, we will have a conversation with James Considine; the Chief of Staff and Head of Business Programs for the Aging and Caregiving business at Philips, where he oversee the enterprise PMO,…