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The Layered Process Audit: Part1

By |2019-04-17T16:10:51+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Business, Management|Tags: , , , |

Many organizations complain about having difficulty maintaining standards on the shop floor.  We often make improvement only to find the process regresses back to its previous state in a short period of time.  A closer look at the audit process will often show the following types of symptoms: Standard work is posted, but no one is [...]

Reimagine

By |2019-04-09T15:09:22+00:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Business, Change|Tags: , , |

Lean thinking enables a business to enjoy progressive transformational growth. If you cannot think outside the norms, you will be setting up a glass ceiling over yourself. Whatever business you are in, you can aim for the skies by reimagining things. You could reimagine your target market, your operations, your products, and everything else about the [...]

Why You Need Lean Thinking in Your Digital Transformation

By |2019-04-02T14:20:52+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Lean Thinking|Tags: , , , , |

Digital transformation is being sought by every business that wants to be a serious contender in their respective industry. Some are digitizing their product, optimizing operations, or reinventing business models. The fear of getting beaten by competitors is real. However, it is hampering lean thinking among business leaders. Many businesses are ending up just copying what [...]

No-Deal Brexit Puts UK Aerospace Industry in Crisis

By |2019-03-25T12:00:00+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerospace, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , |

The UK is on the verge of a no-deal Brexit after the UK’s parliament overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May’s deal. They most likely haven’t explored the effect of a no-deal exit on the UK’s aerospace industry. Stakeholders in the industry are now bringing it to their attention. It is an industry that provides employment for more than [...]

Why Just “Good Enough” Will Kill Your Business or Career Fast

By |2019-03-19T12:24:42+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Management|Tags: , , , , |

Many proprietors and workers will assume that clients are satisfied with their products and services, just because nobody has ever complained. That mentality is detrimental to your career or business. Take yourself for instance. Rarely will you complain because the bus you normally use is a few minutes late, but you prefer if it was always [...]

Beliefs that Give Rise to History – Making Teams

By |2019-03-12T14:37:52+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Learning Professionals|Tags: , , , |

Today’s business world needs a team that can adjust with the times and keep up with the stiff competition. Creating a set of protocols to be followed does not make the cut anymore. The only way is to have not only a skilled team but also one that is inspired by a set of beliefs. These [...]

A Star That Inspires Budding Actresses and Leading Technology Innovators

By |2019-03-05T12:21:51+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Creative, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Actresses are often famed for their beauty and/or acting ability. They have the ability to wooaudiences around the world and leave millions in adoration. While people are often left mesmerised at their looks and ability, though, few people tend to see beyond what we see on the screen. Both actors and actresses in the business are [...]

Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 2

By |2019-02-26T14:26:45+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Lean Learning, Lean Thinking, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , |

Read part 1 of this series by clicking here. The most logical first step is putting lean thinking into action is “mapping” the process. A detailed start-finish map, which divides the entire project into 5-6 major segments was essential. For instance, the construction of a building can be divided into site clearing and cleaning, foundation and [...]

Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 1

By |2019-02-18T13:07:39+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Lean Thinking, Management|Tags: , , , |

The popular belief is that “Lean” is a tool that is only used to enhance a “manufacturing” process. Its suitability in food, health, service, government, sales, among other business enterprises has for long been perceived as inappropriate and misaligned, to say the least. However, it appears Lean Thinking can be quite successful in such enterprises if [...]

Trust in the Workplace Starts at the Top

By |2018-04-10T13:43:11+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A good leader knows that trust in the workplace is one of a company’s most valuable assets. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, is quick to point out, however, that trust in the workplace doesn’t just happen by itself. It must be cultivated from the top down, by the company’s leaders. In [...]