Welcome to BlogNotions' Manufacturers Blog

The BlogNotions Manufacturers Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the manufacturing industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used during manufacturing production, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices for industrial safety, economic implications, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Walt Disney, The Lean Thinker

One of the most successful people that we all know and love is none other than Walt Disney. Walt Disney is the famous voice and creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disneyland. The Father of Mickey Mouse was a Lean Thinker before Lean became well known. Here are five valuable lessons of competition, […]

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Lean Quote: Disney – Developing People is Vital

Today, I am still on vacation in Disney with the family where dreams come true. So with this in mind I wanted to look at a quote from Walt Disney on leadership. This one in particular highlights the important role of leaders to develop employees.. Every leader has two jobs. Your job is to help […]

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Leadership Lessons From Walt Disney – Part 2

While I am on vacation at Disney World I a sharing some leadership lessons from Walt Disney himself.  To continue from the previous post on Leadership Lessons from Disney we will discuss another 6 lessons.  #7 Explore, Probe, And Know What Is Going On In Your Organization… And Act Upon The Information! Leaders cannot make the right […]

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Leadership Lesson From Walt Disney – Part 1

For the next two weeks I will be taking some time off with my family rejuvenating. We are vacationing in Disney with our 3 young kids.  I am always amazed by the visionary and frankly Lean-like thinking of Walt Disney.  To that end I would like to share some leadership lessons from Disney that we can […]

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Lean Quote: The Truths of Failure

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Daily Lean Tips Edition #66 (991-1005)

For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to […]

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Change Leadership Requires Courage and Commitment

Change is difficult. It takes courage and commitment. Courage means trusting yourself to overcome your fears and doing what you are afraid to do. Courage increases conviction and inspires others to confront their fears. Being committed is about being clear on your objectives and being clear on what it will take to achieve them. It […]

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Lean Quote: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Lean Roundup #62 – July, 2014

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of July, 2014.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. 5 Words That Have a Totally Different Meaning to Practitioners of Lean Manufacturing – Pete Abilla shares some common words that have a different meaning to us Lean Thinkers. Keepin’ […]

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