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The Gemba Beyond the Window

I love the smell of machine oil. I love to hear the clanging and clanking of machinery in operation. I love the banging when one machine hammers away at a piece of metal to form it into something new or the high-pitched “whir” of a loom or spinner in operation. And I love the way…

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Lean Six Sigma Must Be a Waste of Energy

Would you get on an airplane if it you knew the flight would fail 25-70% of the time?  What if it was only 1% of the time?  Would you get on an airplane if you knew one out of every hundred (1:100) flights would fail?  That would be a failure rate of approximately one flight per hour, every hour,…