Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles … Read more 3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!
5 things to know prior to making use of Lean Concepts! Ignore these and your lean concepts will be nothing but dreams! Changing any enterprise into a Lean Business may be a daunting job if the person participating in the project does not have the knowledge and experience of lean concepts to grasp what needs … Read more What to do before implementing Lean Concepts!
Why is Workplace Organization or 5S so important? Can 5S help you to find what you need to do your job in 30 seconds or less? Workplace Organization is a combination of two lean techniques, 5S and Visual Management. When implemented as part of a lean program it can help any organization to reduce the … Read more Workplace Organization!
It’s a toss up between – Mean thinking or Lean thinking! Lean thinking is the way of a progressive CEO! I am often asked why it is necessary for a business to adopt lean thinking! Well, it’s will allow an organization to train its employees about Lean principles and to apply them into their business practices. A business … Read more Which first, People elimination or Problem elimination?
Getting beyond the hype is improtant whe it comes to implementing Lean and/or Six Sigma? Which one first, Lean or Six Sigma? The Lean vs. Six Sigma discussion continues to roll on. Which is the best system for a business to adopt? Which one will deliver the best results? Which one gives fast results? What are … Read more Which is the better system, Lean or Six Sigma?
Every business needs to know about Strategy Deployment! Why is strategy deployment so important? It’s very important for any business to have a clear understanding of what is stopping it from achieving success. Without knowing this important piece of information they will continue to repeat the same mistakes. However, that everyone should know is there … Read more What is Strategy Deployment?
Continuous Process Improvement starts with a problem and ends with a solution! Capturing your employee’s ideas is the best way to support your continuous process improvement program! Every business has a wishlist. It is generated by individuals who see a lack of internal capability based on wishful thinking. I wish we could do this and … Read more Continuous Process Improvement Wishlist!
Understanding the meaning of kaizen can impact success! Kaizen is a philosophical concept of incremental improvements over time. Does your employees know the meaning of the Japanese term “kaizen“? It is improtant for every business owner to know and understand the meaning of this term. It can be the difference between success and failure when trying to change your processes! Kaizen is … Read more What is Kaizen?