Guerrilla Lean: How to Make Lean Work for Your When Your Leadership Doesn't Get It

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  • Guerilla Lean: How to Make Lean Work for You

    When Your Leadership Doesnt Get It

    Guest Presenter: Dan Markovitz

    March 1, 2012

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    Founder of TimeBack Management consulting company

    Faculty member at the Lean Enterprise Institute

    Teaches at Ohio State Universitys Fisher School of Business & Stanford

    University Continuing Studies Program

    Author of A Factory of One


    Twitter: @timeback

    Dan Markovitz

  • A Factory of One

  • - Information

    - Customer requests

    - Ideas

    - Pizza

    - Beer

    - Soda & Red Bull

  • Ignore the Culture

  • You dont need Permission

  • Whats the value? Whats the waste?

  • Lean Tools: 5S

  • Lean Tools:

    Visual Management

  • Choice is Paralyzing

    # of choices

    (to-do list)

    Ability to

    choose & act

  • Live in your calendar. (Not your inbox.)

  • Lean Tools: Flow

  • A little experiment. . .

  • I h a v e a c a t

    1 2 3 4 5 6 9 7 8

  • I have a cat

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • To be effective, every knowledge worker

    needs to dispose of time in fairly large chunks. To have small

    dribs and drabs of time

    at his disposal will not

    be sufficient even if the

    total is an impressive

    number of hours.

  • Lean Tools:

    Standard Work

  • Footwear Prototype Review Sheet


    Shoelace length Number of eyelets Tongue length Toe reinf. coverage Heel counter height Ankle collar height


    Medial density Lateral density Medial sculpting Forefoot undercut Heel bevel


    Flex grooves First met. head coverage Lateral heel design Trustic density

  • Lead by Example

    Live the Example

  • Now, you.

    daniel markovitz

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    Organization by Karen Martin

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    Karen Martin, Principal

    7770 Regents Road #635

    San Diego, CA 92122



    Twitter: @karenmartinopex

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