Operational Excellence

Information Overload in the Workplace

Information Overload in the Workplace

In 1900 the total amount of knowledge available to us doubled about every 500 years. In 1990 it doubled about every two years. And by… Read More ›

Lean Government is Good Business

Lean Government is Good Business

Many organizations face the difficulty in maintaining profitable, competitive businesses when the government makes it so difficult.  Permits take forever, business forms are cumbersome and… Read More ›

Toyota Kata – The Missing Link in Your Lean Journey

Toyota Kata – The Missing Link in Your Lean Journey

Ever since Toyota Motors revealed its world-class manufacturing system, American businesses have been chasing the Lean movement in an ever-increasing need to drive out cost… Read More ›

Excellence in Execution: Accountability is Everything

Excellence in Execution: Accountability is Everything

Some of the most important questions a CEO needs to ask him/herself is: How do you get your organization to be really, really good at… Read More ›

Lean is number one because it has a rich history of success.

Designing a Lean Transformation Program

Lean is the number one improvement methodology. It seems like everyone is working to make their organization lean! And in fact, many organizations are improving… Read More ›

Barriers to Operational Excellence Success

A lack of urgency will result in disappointment or complete failure. Barriers to Operational Excellence Success Urgency for change is mandatory By Ron Crabtree, CPIM, CIRM… Read More ›