Series Posts: Lean Journey

  • Lean Receipts

    Lean Journey • August 17, 2017

    As we approach the one year anniversary of our Lean journey, the accounting department took time to reflect on how we have evolved over the past year through Lean principles. We had to laugh at how antiquated some of our procedures and processes were before Lean. One process we brought into the 21st century was…

  • Lean en Espanol

    Lean en Español

    Lean Journey • May 23, 2017

    When they invited me to be part of the Benchmark Lean Squad I was very excited. This new lean concept idea was something that, from the very beginning, made sense in regards to our daily tasks thanks to the many digital tools and software that we use. Now, we are able to simplify them with…

  • The Daily Lean Convene

    The Daily Lean Convene

    Lean Journey • May 9, 2017

    When we decided to really commit to becoming LEAN at Benchmark, we knew we would have an extra challenge since our team is spread throughout the world.  Could we realistically teach the concept of Lean to our team of 140+ Benchmarkers who operate in 9 languages and 8 time zones?  More importantly, could we build…

  • Lean Journey: Let’s Do it in the Bathroom

    Lean Journey • April 20, 2017

    When I first introduced Lean to the Benchmark team I was a little uncomfortable with a comment from Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean, stating that “it all starts in the bathroom.”  He maintains that there is no better place to start to build and maintain a culture of continuous improvement than in the…