Archive for December, 2012

17
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS

This week’s Issue | 17/12/2012 It is that time of the year to pause and enjoy family while celebrating Christmas.  We want to wish everyone the very best of the season and hope we were able to provide you with a few tips and tricks to make your operation run smooth. We look forward to continue sharing with you in 2013.   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all ....

09
Dec

10 FREE TECH TOOLS & REPORT-OUT BOARD MAGIC

This week’s Issue | 10/12/2012 At times it is the simplicity of a tool that delivers the best return.  But even simplicity requires technique and training.  For years we have introduced Report-Out methodologies to organizations and always as we circle back to them we are constantly amazed by the results they have accomplished which once again this week we were reminded of ... • Report-Out Board allowed us to accomplish “run-at-rate” 3 months sooner • Daily Report-Outs have reduced my internal e-mails by 30%,

03
Dec

VISUAL ATTENDANCE

This week’s Issue | 03/12/2012 Skids, Corner protectors and floor tape ... were some of the innovative items one of our Detroit Consortium members used to boost productivity by 400%.  Goes to show that applying simple Lean Methodologies along with discipline can boost productivity ... even more outstanding that they employ 100% temporary labor in the assembly process.  Exciting in that Mariela and I before we knew it were holding a caucus meeting with the special forces team before we