Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cursing in Lean

If you are a lean practitioner, there are certain words that you just don’t say… and when you hear other people say them, you cringe and take offense. For me, number one on that list is “batch”.  “Batching”, “batches” or any variants of that word is just a prelude of bad news.  Batching is the enemy of flow.  Batching is a sign of inefficiencies in the system.  Batching is covering up issues in the processes.  Maybe it is masking a transport waste, or perhaps an Continue reading →