Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Easy Lean Transformation Recipe

“Quick and Easy Lean Transformation! It’s really good plain or topped with dark chocolate. My consultant friend makes a lot of bread using this deceptively simple recipe.”

1 small company

2 cups all purpose value stream maps (1 current state and 1 future state)
5 teaspoons small U-shaped work cells
2 dozen kanbans
9 min SMED or less if possible
Sprinkle of hour by hour charts
1 whole change agent (thick skinned is best)
Heavy dose of kaizen events
2 pair of value stream managers
Dash of standard work charts (add as much as needed to get desired taste)
1 oz preventive maintenance

Baking Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Use broil setting if need quickly).
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients in any order but it is recommended to add the value stream maps first to provide a solid dough base.
3. Beat all until a well blended, smooth mix.
Note: You may have to remove harden parts that do not blend easy.
4. Bake 2 -3 years or until rising to world class level.
5. Check often to prevent burning.
6. Let stand on cooling rack before eating.

Important Disclaimer: Following all these instructions does not guarantee the end result will look anything like what is pictured on the box.

4 Stars -“I know this will sound a bit like a cliché, but I have been looking for a good lean transformation recipe my whole manufacturing career. I never imagined that I would find the perfect recipe until I tried this recipe. The company turned out crisp and lean with just right amount of filling, not a drop of waste. I will hand down this recipe for generations of management to come.”

5 Stars-“YUMMY! The easiest, best tasting lean transformation I’ve every tried”

1 Star -“Awful recipe. My first batch failed to rise and left a lingering, bad taste in my mouth. The trick may be to make sure the dough is well mixed with no concrete like, hard parts remaining. If the batch is not mixed with the right amount of ingredients, the batch easily crumbles and falls apart.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy recipe like this for our lean transformation?


Anonymous said...

Rated *****

Anonymous said...

You forgot to add "half cup shredded paradigms".

Mike Wroblewski said...

Thanks JM, you made me laugh and I love the taste of shredded paradigms!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,

Like most LEAN recipes I have seen, yours leaves out the most important ingredient ... the leadership/communication/facilitation abilities of the folks Leading the Business and applying the LEAN techniques.

Without excellent people skills to go with all the technical aspects of and CPI process ... it is like trying to make bread without Yeast ... you just get a flat, stale, cracker.

My Two Cents

Mike Wroblewski said...

Hi Dike,

Right you are, people skills are important!

Rumela said...

These beef shredded paradigms looks truly succulent. I would love to have some of these. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try it next weekend.