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A Multi Level Approach to Problem Solving with Trigger Points

Published: November 29, 2016
As you and your company travel along the lean journey, the ability for your team to identify and take part in solving their own problems becomes important. Having a robust, multi level approach to problem solving helps to make problem solving more achievable. Clear trigger points are needed to support the problem solving efforts. ... Read more

Why Distribution Businesses Fail to Deliver On Time In Full for Customers.

Published: November 24, 2016
Many of the distribution businesses I see suffer from the same problems – frequent stock shortages on key items, while at the same time excessive stock holdings and obsolete stocks. This sounds like a contradiction, high levels of stock and frequent shortages. Businesses have too much of the things they don’t sell and too little of the things they sell. In this blog I am going to overview some of the root causes of these problems and then in the following monthly blogs I am going to suggest solutions. ... Read more
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Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks of Value Stream Mapping

Published: November 15, 2016
Previously we talked about the stumbling blocks with creating a value stream map. Here we will look at ways of overcoming the stumbling block in the four key areas of getting started, pulling our team together, creating the map and then implementing the actions. ... Read more
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Potential Stumbling Blocks When Creating a Value Stream Map

Published: November 8, 2016
Understanding your company’s “Value Stream” is an important part of your Lean Manufacturing journey, regardless of what type of products you are making or services you are offering. Today we will look at stumbling blocks when using the Value Stream Mapping approach in your business. ... Read more