Management Improvement Carnival #28

Please submit your favorite management posts to the carnival. Read the previous management carnivals. Freedom = Success (And not the other way around) by Polly LaBarre – “we’re literally laboring under a myth (namely, time put in + physical presence + elbow grease = RESULTS). Our assumptions about how work works, where we work, and […]

Management Improvement Carnival #25

Please submit your favorite management posts to the carnival. Read the previous management carnivals. Some theoretical thinking by John Dowd – “Deming was fond of saying, ‘management is prediction‘ and, in this, I think he was exactly right. Management never takes action or makes decision to affect what happened yesterday, but rather to bring about […]

This Too is a Kanban

This Too is a Kanban by Jon Miller: The orthodox description of a kanban is a rectangular card in a plastic sleeve used to reorder materials from a supplier or an upstream process, or a triangular metal plate used to signal production for a process that requires changeovers for lot production. … The tile of […]

2006 Posts

curiouscat.com > Curious Cat Management Improvement > Management Blog > Archive Most popular posts – 2004 posts – 2005 – 2007 – 2008 December 2006   Detailed Monthly Archive 29: The IT Iceberg Secret 28: Change Your Name 28: Customer Un-focus 27: Poor Service – Industry Standard? 26: Create Your Own Book 26: Holding Improvement Gains 21: Management Blog Tag 20: Interview with […]

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2005 Posts

curiouscat.com > Curious Cat Management Improvement > Management Blog > Archive Most popular posts – 2004 posts – 2006 – 2007 – 2008 December 2005   Detailed Monthly Archive 28: Lean Retailing 27: America’s Manufacturing Future 27: Selecting Six Sigma Black Belts 26: Inside Google 24: Quality, SPC and Your Career 22: Six Sigma Government for Liberia? 21: Rebirth of American Industry […]

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Management Improvement Carnival #17

Please submit your favorite management posts to the carnival. Read the previous management carnivals. Take your friends to the Gemba with you by Lee Fried – “Over the last six months we have been developing and refining visual systems to support standard work, communication, leveling and problem solving. The staff and managers have worked hard […]

Reduce Computer Waste

High-efficiency power supplies for home computers and servers [the broken link was removed] (pdf) by Urs Hoelzle and Bill Weihl – Google: Most likely, the computer you’re using wastes 30-40% of the electrical power it consumes because it is using an inefficient power supply. It’s difficult to believe that something as basic as a power […]

Management Improvement Carnival #10

Please submit your favorite management posts to the carnival. Just Hide It by Mike Wroblewski – “It is also a clear indicator that we have a long way to go on our lean journey. By hiding our problems, we create muda and more importantly we ignore the real problems.” Deming’s 14 Points and Home Building […]

Lean Six Sigma Efforts

Lean/Six Sigma: The quest for efficiency in manufacturing [the broken link was removed]: After years of working with lean and Six Sigma principles, many companies realize that, to continue improving, they need to get suppliers and even customers involved — such as happened with Toyota. Good idea, but there is no good reason a six […]