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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 […]
July 26, 2019

Begin Your Lean Implementation by Assessing Your Organization

Lean process improvement is one of the most widely utilized business improvement methodologies. There are hundreds of consultants and schools teaching lean principles. The problem with many […]
June 20, 2019

What is Value Added?

The concept of what is value added is an important one. Lean is all about the elimination of waste and that waste can be defined as […]
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 […]

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April 30, 2019

How Does Lean Process Improvement Impact the Bottom Line?

I can’t even begin to recall how many times I am asked, “How does lean help improve my bottom line?” To answer the question, consider the […]
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 […]
May 29, 2018

Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise—Making it Stick

The companies that over a period of years that successfully implement lean start by overcoming resistance: They set new goals, discard old routines, and celebrate new […]
March 27, 2018

“I Can’t Apply Lean to My Business”

Because I came out of the chemical processing industry (adhesives and coatings) I sometimes get calls from some of my old colleagues asking about applying lean […]