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Operational Excellence: The New Frontier for Lean

Operational Excellence: The New Frontier for Lean

By Kevin J. Duggan For years, companies were taught that the purpose of Lean Manufacturing was to eliminate waste. To this end, organizations looked for… Read More ›

Rocking Your Lean Six Sigma Start-Up

Rocking Your Lean Six Sigma Start-Up

Many organizations begin Lean initiatives with the following goals: to gain a competitive edge over their competitors, to reduce waste within their system, and to… Read More ›

Lean Culture in the Service Industry

Lean Culture in the Service Industry

Nearly all service industries tend to share a common pain—effectively marketing and selling in a competitive marketplace. How can you apply Lean ideas to these… Read More ›

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

The global workplace is confronted with a continuing fiscal dilemma which has had major repercussions for our organizations. What has not changed is the responsibilities… Read More ›

Operationalize Your Strategic Plan Using Lean Six Sigma

Operationalize Your Strategic Plan Using Lean Six Sigma

Sixty to ninety percent of organizations fail at executing their strategy (Kaplan & Norton, 2004). According to Charan and Colvin (1999) in their article, “Why… Read More ›

Aligning Business Strategy and Operational Excellence: Achieve Better Results Now

Aligning Business Strategy and Operational Excellence: Achieve Better Results Now

Are you satisfied with your results? Are your key outputs what they should be? If not, do you know where the disconnects are? Many times,… Read More ›

Supply chain altruism – The art of giving back by using your hard-earned lean and supply chain skills to help others help themselves

Supply chain altruism – The art of giving back by using your hard-earned lean and supply chain skills to help others help themselves

Giving back. How often have we heard this term? Is it something that elicits guilt or something that spurs you to action? Regardless, altruism is… 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 ›