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The Little Lessons we get hit with every day in Lean, TOC, & Six Sigma: Lesson 1; Poke-Yoke (Mistake-proofing a process)

Last night I bought and downloaded Jeff “SKI” Kinsey’s e-book Purple Curve Effect: Throughput on Command (hey it’s just $2.00, what a deal!) and picked up on this little lesson in Lean Thinking that had a touch of Six Sigma to it too. This...

Just Some Various TOC, CCPM, & Project Management Relevant Quotations of Interest I’ve Collected Over Time

“Tell me how you’ll measure me, and I’ll tell you how I behave” —Eliyahu Goldratt ” Tell me how you’ll measure me, and I’ll tell what damn fool things I’ll do to make the measurement look good.” —Tony Rizzo ”...

As part of the continuing Theory of Constraints Learning Process and the Lean Journey

As part of the continuing Theory of Constraints Learning Process and the Lean Journey my companies and the companies I consult with are on, I came across another interesting (PDF) article as part of some research I was on. The article that I found dusted off...

What is our CCR?

From an entry I made in the now-defunct discussion forums on this site to Bill Amaya topic on “What is our CCR?” Hey Bill, it’s great to hear your voice again in here Reading where you said:”The challenge and my dilemma comes when I take a...

Suggested Reading for A Theory of Constraints – Critical Chain Project Management ‘Newbie’

I’m asked from time to time as to what books I would suggest for a Theory of Constraints – Critical Chain Project Management ‘newbie’ to read and I think there is a real good one-two-three path for anyone just looking to get started with it....

Jason Jennning’s book “Less Is More” & Eliyahu Goldratt

I was reading Jason Jennning’s new book Less Is More: How Great Companies Use Productivity last night and thought it was neat reading: Chapter 8 —The Real Financial Drivers Q: Why did the accountants cross the road? Answer: Because the client told them to....

How keeping busy can be a BAD idea

Found a good article this morning entitled Applying the theory of constraints in a structural steel plant—How keeping busy can be a BAD idea on the TheFabricator.com web site. To someone who has never been around a structural steel fabricator the first couple of...

Some People Prefer…

Reading through Pat Burke’s TOCforMe website again this evening I came across this little bit on why certain people/personalities might prefer Lean vs. Six Sigma vs. TOC (Theory of Constraints). Some people prefer a packaged system of to do items which will lead...

Great Quotes from Goldratt’s The Goal & Critical Chain

Here’s a list of great quotes from from The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement that I originally found via Duke’s Tool Page which was a great starting point for a bunch of web pages full of good tips and ideas on management created by Duke Rohe of the...