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January 21, 2020

Agility and Innovation Relies on Process Improvement

In a fast-changing marketplace, innovation and agility are the two ingredients to a successful business. They can be the difference between leading the market and becoming […]
December 31, 2019

Redesign Your Business Processes Before you Automate

Are You Thinking About Automating your Business Processes? Many companies are looking at one of the most recent automation technologies, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate […]
December 2, 2019

Strategy Execution: Deploying the High-Level Strategies

Planning Stage 5: Deploying the High-Level Strategies The breakthrough objectives and the high-level strategies developed earlier are what we call the high-level plan. The important point […]
November 13, 2019

Strategy Execution – Developing High Level Strategies

Planning Stage 4: Developing High-Level Strategies In this post we will describe the methods for achieving the breakthrough objectives. First Level Strategy Development Your planning team […]
November 4, 2019

Strategy Execution-Establishing the Breakthrough Objectives

Planning Stage 3: Establishing Breakthrough Objectives In this post we will discuss setting focused high-leveraged objectives to work on the vision. There can be more than […]
October 28, 2019

Strategy Execution – Developing the Vision

Planning Stage 2: Developing the Vision  The most effective way to set the future direction of your organization is to develop a shared vision of what […]
October 22, 2019

Executing Strategy and Goal Achievement- Step 1: Planning

Planning One of the challenges facing small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) is executing their strategy to achieve goals. It all starts with planning your strategy and […]
September 24, 2019

Removing Complexity from Your Processes Can Add More Value to your Product or Service

Often the root causes of problems are buried deep in the processes used to create your product or service. But even when the original source of […]
September 4, 2019

How the U.S. Private Service Sector Can Eliminate $2 Trillion in Costs

The private service sector in the U.S. contributes $10 trillion to GDP approximately 20% of this figure is non-value-added costs… Why apply lean to the service […]
August 18, 2019

Lean Process Improvement Offers a Means for Service Companies to Increase Productivity and Responsiveness

Lean has brought about amazing changes on the factory floor. Many U.S. firms recognize that in today’s markets, the speed of response to customer demands is […]

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May 27, 2019

Linking Lean to Profits

Recently a CEO of a mid-sized manufacturing company ($100 million) inquired about one of our services, “Linking Lean to Profits.” He had received some information about […]
May 19, 2019

I Have Reduced My Manufacturing Cycle Times. Now What?

Lean has brought about amazing changes on the factory floor. Many U.S. firms recognize that in today’s markets, the speed of response to customer demands is […]
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 […]
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 […]