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Testing, Testing … (for Covid 19)

Posted on 3 August 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

Anyone who has heard me talk about lean would have no doubt heard me declare that I had a revelation about what lean is truly about quite a few years into being fully immersed in lean practice.  When the penny finally dropped suddenly everything clicked into place.  Lean is about increasing speed of delivery.  It’s about reducing lead time and
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Lean, Service Improvement

Visual Management in a COVID 19 World

Posted on 29 June 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

I’ve written before about how committing to Lean Thinking can be quite a painful endeavour.  Constantly seeking out improvements can be quite lonely, unwittingly alienating colleagues wherever you go. There are moments of joy however. I had one a few weeks into lockdown where, on one of our now regular zoom catch ups, I was told
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Innovation, Lean, Service Improvement

Every Covid Cloud Has A Silver Lining?

Posted on 1 June 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

What strange, uncertain and frankly terrifying times we are all living in. The world feels like it’s completely falling apart. In amidst a sea of uncertainty, injustice and heartbreak all I feel I can do is attempt to look at the positives.   As a full-time working mum, pre Covid 19, my life was frantic, “Get
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Lean, Uncategorized

5 Counter Intuitive Elements of Lean

Posted on 26 April 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

(or Lean is Weird) Relatively early in the lockdown, when the usually ever-bountiful supermarkets were ransacked by worried shoppers, leaving aisle upon aisle of bare shelves, criticisms of lean began to materialise. ‘Just-in-time is to blame’, ‘supermarkets don’t hold any stock anymore so they can save money’, ‘supplies are delivered ‘little and often’, the inference
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