I have been reflecting to gain a deeper understanding of standard work and came across this outstanding article from 2007 by Jon Miller called Standards, Abnormality and the Ideal. Please check it out because the concept of negative inventory blew my mind. I think ideal states are easy shortchanged and this article really challenges you to think a bit farther and deeper for where you want to go on your Lean journey.
My 2009 Hansei: Scarcity inspires creativity and innovation. How can I help harness that inspiration?