Lean Frontiers: Are they differences in getting middle management on board from getting executive management support?
Are there differences in getting middle management from executive management on board for 1) developing the lean enterprise and 2) direct engagement on their part? What are the differences, if any?
Posted on May 9, 2015
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Is there a difference between visual management and visual control?

By The Lean Edge, - Last updated: Sunday, October 19, 2014
How do you explain the difference between visual management and visual control and what is the role of shop floor management in it?
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Mike Rother: Is There a Difference Between Problem Solving and Kaizen?

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010
Question:  What's the difference between problem solving and kaizen? In a recent post here on The Lean Edge, a friend and colleague suggests there is a technical difference between problem solving and kaizen, stating: “Are you closing a gap to a known standard that was previously being met or are you raising the standard of a capable process? Each situation requires slightly different techniques and thought processes.” He also points out that: “In product development in contrast objectives might include making lighter engines which burn more cleanly and have less noise or vibration. Each department is different in this regard.” Many people have said ...

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Mike Rother: What’s the Difference Between Innovation and Lean?

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Question:  What's the difference between innovation and lean? We've tended to define "lean" as eliminating waste, but that concept is way too limited. We've tended to think of "innovation" as new solutions and levels of performance that come from periodic leaps by certain creative individuals. Like the famous inventors we learn about in school. This concept is also way too limited. What is innovation? If you look closely, those lone inventors we see in our mind’s eye are actually standing on the shoulders of hundreds of other individuals who went through thousands of PDCA cycles, which culminated in and made feasible “inventions” like the telephone, ...

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