March 2015

Intro to Continuous Improvement in Human Resources - Organizing for Wealth Creation

Is your Human Resources function geared up to tackle the challenges of a Continuous Improvement implementation such as Lean Six Sigma or other? Is your company leveraging it's training, recruiting, compensation, and performance review processes to instill a culture of CI or one of stagnation and status quo? The ultimate function of the Human Resources system in acquiring, developing, and retaining the optimal mix of people needed to deliver the goals of the business.

10 Signs that Your Factory has Swagger

There are many cultural aspects that affect a factory's performance and reliability. Some of the cultural elements support operational excellence and some hinder growth. Ultimately, it is the role of the company's leadership to shape a culture that propels the company toward it's vision. This helps to instill a confidence that the business is on the right track, even if it has a long way to go. This is what is meant by swagger.

The Detrimental Impact of Cutting Costs at All Costs: A Case of the Goose and the Golden Eggs

A factory and all its glory is a business asset. Within a factory, you have many things at play: people, processes, technology, culture, waste, organizations and sub-organizations, hierarchy, opportunities, dreams, breakthroughs, failures, successes, entitlements, disenfranchisement, rewards, consequences - this list can go on forever. Its possible (and no doubt has happened) for a person to live a majority of their life inside the four walls of a factory. The job of a factory is to make stuff at the highest possible quality and lowest possible cost.

The Genius of the Fishbone Diagram: A Staple in Any Lean Implementation

The Fishbone Diagram. One of the most versatile tools in the Lean toolbox. It can be summed up as a tool for facilitating a root-cause brainstorming session. Effectively facilitated, a problem-solving session using a Fishbone Diagram (also called the Ishikawa Diagram), can uncover unimaginable realities about your business or production process.

What is Manufacturing Strategy and Implementation?

What is Manufacturing Strategy and Implementation?

Manufacturing Strategy

How to Get Undeniable Buy-in for Driving Change in Manufacturing

Have you ever had the feeling that someone was telling you they were on-board with a change but they didn't even fully understand or think through the change you were proposing? Or maybe they were just saying yes because they like you but not taking your idea very seriously? Or perhaps you've done all the groundwork for a change and one or two people are just dead set against it for no rational reason.

How to Salvage a Continuous Improvement Implementation in a Unionized Plant

Any manager who has worked in a unionized environment can tell you that it presents its own entirely unique set of challenges; aside from running the day to day business. A union, in its very nature, promotes stability and thwarts the types of changes that are sometimes essential for a continuous improvement implementation such as Lean Six Sigma or other. In a typical non-union environment, a comprehensive CI implementation takes anywhere from 2.5 - 5 years. In a union environment, you can expect this duration to be a bit longer; ranging from 3.5 to 7 years.

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