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The Need to Lead People through Change

Published: February 3, 2014
People who resist change usually do so for a reason – lack of trust, frustration or a desire to have their input in to the change. If you take the time to listen to these individuals and incorporate their ideas, you will usually get a better outcome. You will also most likely retain these people and gain them as supporters rather than adversaries. ... Read more

Documented Expectations to Sustain Lean

Published: February 3, 2014
You and your company have been implementing Lean for the last 12 months and things are starting to look good. We have begun to define the new roles at each level in the organisation and how we want our new production system to be run and to sustain lean actions. Our challenge now is to sustain lean actions and continue to build on them. ... Read more

Six Sigma (and Lean Six Sigma) vs. Lean – Which way to go?

Published: January 20, 2014
Next to Lean, Six Sigma is probably the most popular process improvement methodology in the world. As a business starting out on the improvement journey, it can be hard to decide which approach to take. At TXM we are committed to a Lean approach because we believe it is the most effective way to drive process improvement through an organisation. However most of our team also have training in Six Sigma and we do assist some customers in deploying a Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma approach. So what are the differences and relative merits of the two approaches? ... Read more