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My name is Thijs Panneman and this blog is a collection of my personal notes as Lean Deployment Leader working in a Dutch multinational. since this english part only covers the most popular articles of my Dutch blog, I can recommend Dutch readers to switch to Dutch.

To expand my knowledge, I read a lot of management books of which I write summaries. I also write articles about how to lead a Lean initiative based on different Lean Tools, the different aspects of a change journey (the Fortress of Change) and the Lean basics which form the foundation of every Lean implementation, which inclides the Lean House for the Shop-floor.

These are the most read articles of this blog, clustered in different topics:

 

Most read summaries

Top 5 summaries on
Lean tools
:

The Toyota Way
Lean Thinking
The Goal
Learning to See
Creating Lean Culture

Top 5 summaries on
Leadership and leading Change
:

The Fifth discipline
Leading Change
Gung Ho
Performance Behavior
Theorie U

Top 5 summaries on
personal growth:

7 Habits of highly effective people
First Things First
Dream Dare Do
Thinking, Fast & Slow
One Small Step can Change your Life

 

 

My favorite books

S.Covey – 7 Habits of highly effective people
This is the first non-fictional book I read that motivated me to think about how I spend my time and how I can develop myself, both professionally as well as personally.

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E.M Goldratt – The Goal
I started reading classics, like this one, where I learned to focus on optimizing the flow of products through the entire plant by optimizing bottlenecks machines only, using the Drum-Buffer-Rope principle.

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J. Liker - The Toyota Way
And this classic, that taught me that lean is more than just technical stuff I learned at university. There 14 Lean principles which teach us that Lean is not only process focused, but also include Philosophy, People & Partners and Problem Solving.

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F.Ballé & M.Ballé - The Lean Manager
I became more interested in Lean as a culture, and this novel helped me realize I should not only focus on the flow of products, but also the flow of Problems. Management plays an important role in improving this flow by doing Gemba walks (leadership standard work).

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D.Mann – Creating a Lean Culture
So how do you improve the flow of problems? This book provided an answer: Use a 3 level Meeting structure (Leadership standard work) to communicate the results of Behavioral indicators throughout the organization. Use team boards as tool for communication.

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M.Rother - Toyota Kata
When you have your team board structure to solve problems, this book taught me to not just randomly improve processes but to define a target condition for faster measurable results. It also taught me about the coaching kata and the 5 coaching questions

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N.C.W.Webers – Performance Behavior
The following AH-moment came after reading this book, which taught me to focus on deploying your target condition into behavioral indicators for every department (Hoshin), based on short intervals and only visual signals to show status of each process.

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T.L.Jackson – Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise
Explains how to define these target conditions based on you strategic goals. The use of X-matrices and the catch ball process helps align all department on these targets

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A.Daniels – Bringing out the best in people
Helped me to think more about leadership, and how leadership behavior is very important in any change process. The power of positive reinforcement is explained in this book, and should be part of every leader´s standard work.

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J.C.Maxwell – the 5 levels of leadership
Offers food for thought on how your leadership can impact the organization the most. If you want to develop yourself as a leader, this is the book to read!

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Lean Articles

Lean Basics series:

Mura Muri Muda intro
Mura
Muri
Muda

Lean House for the Shop-Floor
6S
Standard Work
Communicationcells
Kaizen

5 Lean Principles
5 Change Elements

 

 

Lean Toolbox:

Value Stream Mapping
Takt-, Cycle-, & Process Time
Pull Connections
One Piece Flow & U-cell
FIFO
Supermarket
Kanban
Yamazumi
Heijunka
Kamishibai
SIPOC
The Production Lay-Out
Autonomous Maintenance
Timestudies

 

Lean verandermanagment:

Fortress of Change intro
Hoshin Kanri
Communication strategies
Designing a Lean Roadmap
Training Employees
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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