Archive for January, 2017

29
Jan

TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT

This week’s Issue | 30/01/2016 I believe that the biggest struggle that we seem to face is convincing our client partners is that adopting certain methodologies should not be considered as an expense but rather an investment.  100% of the time when they adopt the methodology(s) they seem to immediately significant quantifiable improvements to the process … why? Because the true root of a successful Lean journey is the focus on the people within the process .. and people never

23
Jan

CHALLENGES FOR 2017

This week’s Issue | 23/01/2016 Some thought starters to get you going in 2017 … enjoy !!!

15
Jan

THEORY of CONSTRAINTS

This week’s Issue | 16/01/2016 The kissing cousin of Lean is the Theory of Constraints … so this week we decided to re-visit the attributes of TOC … And to amuse you this might drive you nuts!! Have fun! The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal.

09
Jan

WASTE Identification

This week’s Issue | 09/01/2016 Forecasters are already advising us that 2017 will see plenty of money grabs and increases that is going to make it more difficult to remain competitive.  For example here in Ontario because of carbon tax we have seen a spike in energy costs and because we lagged on building road infrastructure they are introducing toll lanes on our major highways … what a great thought … reduce an already strained capacity by 30% and then