About Me

I am sure you haven’t visited this blog. Oh you have, strange, nothing better to do? So if you have visited Lean Confidential I guess you are interested in manufacturing, operations management, production, productivity, continuous improvement (CI), lean etc. Great! So you know I have worked with all these things so far in my career and I love them. I really do. I have worked designing, testing, installing, documenting and project managing all sorts of manufacturing related paraphernalia. On top of that I have worked in several different industries. I have covered areas from supply chain quality to customer service quality with a few things in-between as well.

I don’t profess to the most knowledgeable person in the world in these areas but I have practical experience of working with quality in them all.

If I help just one single other individual apply lean (CI) for the first time or to do it better than they have before, my mission is complete.

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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: So what is this all about? | Lean Confidential
  2. the start is a bit self defeatist ๐Ÿ™‚ are you from the UK by any chance? ๐Ÿ™‚ you blog, hence you exist! all cool, man, all cool

  3. Is this 20 questions.? 3 to begin …
    1. Brit plus … European or Asian ?
    2. As we learn more we appreciate what we don’t know – what don’t you know ?
    3. How can I differentiate between a good or bad CI coach or consultant ?

    • Sorry for the delay in replying Gembaman!
      1. There is definitely some or a lot of Brit there. That would or could class me as wholly or part European. I may have some influence from Asia.
      2. There are many things I don’t know. I will keep this lean focused that the main thing I still need to learn and understand better is how to level highly customized production schedules in the easiest way. From a personal perspective it is of course women.
      3. That is an excellent question!! I might have to write a post about that. Firstly, if they profess to know and have done everything then they are bad. Lean is a learning experience and not hubris. This makes humility a key skill in any good lean practitioner. Ask them how they got to where they are today, if everything is perfect and all projects delivered perfect incredible results be suspicious. Ask what their influences are? How do they connect to the lean community? If they do read their stuff. Being a lean thinker is about putting yourself out there and accepting input from others. Finally as a coach or a consultant (in any form not just lean) they should spend more time listening to your problems and your needs than they do telling you what you should do.

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