Operational Excellence Blog

April 16, 2019

Are You Managing Your Cycle Times?

A company’s total business cycle time is measured from the time a customer’s need is identified to receipt of payment from the customer for the finished […]
April 10, 2019

Debunking Process Improvement Myths

As a process improvement devotee, I have heard all the myths surrounding the need for improving unproductive business processes. These false beliefs have led management down […]
March 25, 2019

Are You Trapped in the Planning Loop? Reduce Your Lead times to Escape.

Underlying the operations of every company is its value delivery system. It is the central processing unit of the entire company. For example, what does it […]
February 25, 2019

Improve Your Processes for Business Success

Continuous process improvement ensures that your processes are capable of meeting or exceeding internal or external customer requirements and business performance objectives. Continuous process improvement consists […]
October 17, 2018

Using Lean Techniques to Manage Cash Flow

How Lean Processes Can Benefit Your Firm’s Cash Flow  Picture a traditional manufacturing process. What do you see? Work started well before it’s needed? Items being […]
October 1, 2018

The Agile Lean Alignment

In the past software development followed the waterfall approach—trying to understand the customer’s new needs and then working on the software development for months, releasing the […]
September 8, 2018

Escape the Planning Loop Trap – Think Lean!

Underlying the operations of every company is its value delivery system. It is the central processing unit of the entire company. For example, what does it […]
July 24, 2018

Lean Helps Improve Work Flow in the Office

Most lean office initiatives are concerned exclusively with making value stream maps and creating a more efficient business process. But that’s only part of the solution […]
July 10, 2018

Small Companies Need to Get Lean to Survive

I have spent quite a bit of time helping small manufacturing companies improve their processes during the past three years. Many of these companies are struggling […]
June 10, 2018

Delivering Bottom Line Results Through Lean

The growth strategy for delivering bottom line results through lean goes something like this: lean improvements create production capacity without adding cost other than direct materials, […]

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