Archive for June, 2013

30
Jun

SAFE TAKE-OFFS & LANDINGS

This week’s Issue | 30/06/2013 WARNING  !!!   Mariela and I are leaving for Europe later this week so there is a very strong likelihood that we will be off the air for the next 2 weeks.  OK ... I confess ... there will be no newsletter for the next 2 weeks but if you feel the need to read something you can wander through the archives through our web-site.  You can even search for specific topic using the search engine embedded

23
Jun

SINGLE PIECE FLOW

This week’s Issue | 24/06/2013 The thirst for Continuous Improvement and Process Excellence is on the increase if we view our work load through the Solutions Store.  People are understanding Lean Methodologies and just want the ability to implement methodologies without having to create them.  So as Practitioners wanting to help Practitioners the Solutions Store has been very active helping organizations while the practitioners are busy focusing on coaching and mentoring fellow Team Members.  Our most popular methodologies being procured

17
Jun

ARE YOU REALLY IMPROVING???

This week’s Issue | 17/06/2013 This week we received some great news about a client colleague.  MichaelProfit was diagnosed several months ago with cancer where his esophagus and stomach connect.  After enduring several months of Chemo and being fed through a feeding tube, Mike ended up having surgery on May 31st to remove the final remnants of the tumor.  The great news is that the surgeon was able to remove all of the tumor and at the conclusion of the

09
Jun

CODE OF CONDUCT

This week’s Issue | 10/06/2013 We need goals !!!  This week we were working with a consortium member looking to improve process.  Initially some great brainstorming took place ... but the real innovative ideas started to spring forward once we decided on a goal that the process should deliver.  We then employed the use of Enterprise Value Stream Mapping and Work Breakdown methodology to identify and prioritize items of improvement which will result in significant process improvements ... do your

02
Jun

TECH SAVING TOOLS

This week’s Issue | 03/06/2013 If I was able to make a decree ... I would ban the use of tape in any work environment for the posting of notices !!!  The RLG and I tour many work organizations and I have yet to find one where no tape is used to post memos, instructions etc.  We did come real close this past January while visiting a facility outside Vancouver ... but then at the very last minute there it