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Do You Practice Ekoy-Akop?

The Lean term “ekoy-akop” can be roughly translated to “foolish process.” It is very old — so ancient that both for a modern Japanese and a Westerner it does not even sound right — and you cannot find it in

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I Did Some Cosmetic Work for Lean Self

For some time now I have been contemplating about the Lean Self Logo. Today you get to see the new version. While this may not strictly be adding value for you, I had to make this step as part of

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7+1 Reasons Why a Bicycle Vacation is Lean

Did you ever consider a bicycle vacation? Heare are eight reasons why you should consider a bicycle vacation: Less Waiting Waste: You most probably won’t stand in a traffic jam and you don’t sit around in train stations or airports.

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What is Over-Processing Waste?

Often the reason for waste is that you do things more complicated than required. In an earlier post, I said ironing underwear was over-processing. In that case, it is not that the processing is too complicated. It is just not

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How to Reduce Rework Waste

How do you reduce rework? Here is the simple answer: Doing things right means doing them right the first time.

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