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Combining Lean Tools and Safety Standards for Improvements

Published: August 1, 2017
The practice of providing a safe workplace and implementing Lean production systems have been kept separate in most manufacturing sites. It is not uncommon to find these two essential functions being slightly out of alignment due to their seemingly opposite objectives. There are three excellent lean tools that you can implement into processes to create a safer and incident-free workplace ... Read more

Broaden your Horizons with these Great Lean Books

Published: July 26, 2017
As the days are dark and cold, there is nothing like sitting down with a good book to feed your brain and get you ready for the challenging week ahead. Here are four good reads to get you started. ... Read more

How to Avoid the Senior Management Revolving Door in Your Business

Published: July 18, 2017
The “management revolving door” is a disaster for your business. Apart from the direct recruitment and severance costs of hiring and firing manager after manager, the revolving door will stall your business’ progress and prevent you from growing successfully. Learn why the revolving door happens and how to stop it spinning. ... Read more
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WHAT and then WHO: the Delicate Balance of Office Process Design

Published: July 18, 2017
Office process design starts with using the lean principles to understand the current situation then develop a future state, along with a implementation plan to close the gap between the two situations. Here we will look at how to develop an office process and determining WHAT tasks are needed, then look at how we determine WHO we get to do these tasks. Developing a robust implementation plan, including the checking and auditing, will help us be successful in implementing our change and meet our goal. ... Read more