Have you ever implement a visual management tool at your gemba after seeing it used successfully somewhere else? If so, according to Mark Hamel, you "probably violated a major tenet of lean. [You] did not start from need. [You] started by copying someone else’s stuff." Every visual management tool needs to be situational to address your specific needs. Read more.
This week kicks off the fortieth anniversary of the Star Wars franchise, which honestly seems to always be celebrating something. As a gift to to all of us, Vanity Fair shared their new covers online Tuesday, celebrating the cast with images taken by Annie Leibovitz. They include one of the last official portraits of Carrie Fisher, princess and heroine.