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Find the Hidden Waste in your Business

Published: November 17, 2017
Where do you look for hidden waste when your business already “looks” efficient? The best answer is to revisit your value streams and systematically identify and eliminate waste. However a walking through of your operation may show up some surprising examples of hidden waste in your operation ... Read more

What is a Value Stream Map?

Published: November 7, 2017
Surely everyone knows what is a value stream map? At least you would expect Lean practitioners and Lean consultants to know? Sadly, I find that is not the case and I find all sorts of process maps being described as a value stream map. So, in this blog I want to take you back to basics and describe what is a value stream map. ... Read more
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Supporting Good Communication with Technology

Published: October 19, 2017
Good communication is central to having a prospering organisation and technology solutions may be able to help take your communication to the next level. Here we will outline the basic needs for good communication and a few software solutions that may help your team to further improve their communications. ... Read more
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How to Recruit a Great Operations Manager

Published: October 17, 2017
How do you recruit a great Operations Manager i? We talked to an experienced manufacturing recruiter and came up with some simple steps that will hopefully enable you to fit the right person for your business. ... Read more