Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lean6Sigam4all & KPI Fire

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Is #continual business #transformation a must?

A great article by Torben Rick For companies that don’t want merely to #succeed in their industries but to lead them, continual business transformation is a must. The drivers of transformation vary widely, ranging from the increased globalization of markets, disruptive technology, shifting energy prices, consumer expectations. Whatever the business driver, the initiatives born from strategic calls to action will always

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The #Kata of Leader #Development

A great article written by Mark Rosenthal  (TheLeanThinker.com) I’ve been parsing Turn the Ship Around to better understand David Marquet’smessage from his experience as captain of the USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), a Los Angeles Class nuclear powered attack submarine. And I’ve been promising to link his concepts back to Toyota Kata. So now I’m going to try to do that.

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The 7 #Benefits of Focusing on #Results by Angelina Palmer

A great ARTICLE written by Angelina Palmer (Entreprisenk.com) Leaders are tasked with delivering results for their organisation which leads to personal success. When people think of getting results, they often imagine the leader as being someone who has disregard for people. Yet the reality is that leaders who get results know the importance of people in getting results. So what are

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Transformational Leadership: Inspiring to Change

Say the word “leader” and most of us envision a knight-like figure charging headlong, inspiring his troops and generally leading from the front. That’s the dramatized version of a special type of leadership called “Transformational Leadership”. Transformational leadership is probably the ideal interpretation of leadership, and the most romanticized. Leaders of this kind are visionaries, full of enthusiasm and boundless

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Not Everything That Can be Automated Should Be

Article written by Robert Simonis (RESOURCE: http://www.sme.org) Robert H. Simonis is the Senior Consultant for Manufacturing and Operations at KCE Consulting LLC.  Robert has over twenty years of leadership experience including ten years factory management and ten years of global responsibilities in automotive, electronics, machining, and complex assembly operations and is recognized as a Lean enterprise expert The assembly cell

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What’s the point of Lean training?

This is great article written by David Bovis. I love to hear people discussing the importance of ‘Purpose’ and how it has to be clearly defined at all levels of an organisation, if alignment and accountability are to flourish. It reminds me of the philosophy I’ve read, in which it has been agreed across the ages that through language, the

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Increasing needs of Kaizen in Pharma Industry

This is an interesting article romoted by THE KAIZEN INSTITUTE INDIA. Increasing cost pressures, rising competition, country specific approval procedures, losses in sales due to expiring patents, etc. are few of the hurdles faced by organizations in pharmaceuticals industry. Research shows that most of the organizations have adopted or implemented Kaizen/ Lean/ Operational Excellence, however more than 50% have not

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Flow Where You Can, Pull Where You Can’t

This is a great article wrote by Mike Orzen It seems that since the beginning of time we’ve all learned, “Lean is about continuously developing people and improving processes to create and flow value to customers using the least possible resources required.” Value of products and services is created through a series of work processes, some which create value and some

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How Wrong Representation of Problem Can Hamper Your Improvement Journey

This an interesting article wrote by Mr. Nitali Zaveri Many organizations are perusing Six Sigma as an organization philosophy to improve process performance. One of our clients, a leading manufacturer of the capital machineries was interested in understanding and perusing Six Sigma. So they called many consultants for discussion including our consulting company. We proposed to conduct… READ THE FULL

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Share Your Experience!

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Who said Lean Six Sigma is not about People?

Article written by Michael Ballè Without mastering these seven foundational behavioral skills, even with their heart in the right place, leaders fumble their presence at the gemba and, consequently, feel disappointed by the bottom-line results they get from their lean efforts. With Lean Thinking, Jim Womack and Dan Jones ushered a true (and rare) revolution in management thinking: To deliver a

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How to program a robot in less than 2 mins

IndustryWeek Technology Editor Travis Hessman put Ed Mullen, Universal Robots national sales manager, on the spot, asking for a live demonstration of how to program the company’s latest robot. It took Mullen less than two minutes to complete a demonstration. How long would it take for an operator to learn? “Five minutes,” asserts Mullen. Do you want to share your

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Starbucks Coffee and Kaizen

I am a confirmed Starbucks addict. Because the burnt flavor of their beans titillates my taste buds in just the right way, at 5am every morning I walk to my neighborhood Starbucks and kick start my day with a whole milk grande latte, no foam, extra shot. Makes my mouth water just to think about it! This morning, as the

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