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.

Lean Quote: Walk In Our Shoes

As management guru Peter Drucker said, “The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer.” Empathy is an important component of keeping a customer. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another’s shoes and walk a mile.  It’s the ability to imagine what it might be like to experience and relate […]

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Lean Roundup #63 – August, 2014

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Jim Carrey on Fear, Failure, and Doing What You Love

In a recent commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management, actor and comedian Jim Carrey spoke about failure, fear, and why you should pursue something that you love. Fear of unknown, consequent failure and complacency are some of the major reasons for resisting change. There are some people out there who have no fear […]

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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

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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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 […]

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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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