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Fast Start — Failure Demand

Fast start conversation: Demand for time comes from every angle. Critical evaluation looks at Failure Demand as a resource expectation. At work we have demand for productivity. However is this productivity to create value or is it our productivity in demand to fix, rework, or mitigate failure. Productivity is value that we add. In Failure Demand, a post from Lean Consulting, the premise: Failure Demand is the delivery or production of products and services downstream, as a result of defects in the system upstream. Failure upstream can cause further work downstream. I say can as some poor work may fall into unknown risk or worse the hope that a problem never comes up. Time is the one element people and organizations never get back. Money, sure, you can make more money, but time, no, that is finite. Take a look …

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Lean Sustainable Supply Chain and change management

Early last year Robert Palevich, of Indiana University–Purdue University, contacted me to request my approval to cite my thoughts from the post Organizations don’t change, people change. This year The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain-How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies was released.  Select the above link for an Adobe Acrobat .pdf version or select the picture for a direct link to Amazon. It is a fascinating, and engrossing read, for anyone dealing with supply chain management, technology, lean philosophy, or a remote interest in globalized sustainability. Congratulations to Mr. Palevich and many thanks for finding my writing compelling enough to include. Though, truth-be-told, I think I forgot to return the consent form for citation so, therefore, became reduced to more of an allusion than a citation. Regardless, my congratulations stands. I recommend anyone working within and around supply chains, globalization, and sustainability to invest in yourself and …