Archive for March, 2018

26
Mar

Complexity creates Simplicity with Kanban

This week’s Issue | 26/03/2018 I am a huge fan of Kanban methodology … whether you use it for replenishment, withdrawal or create an authorization to produce the sheer simplicity when it works is awesome to witness … however to create that simplicity requires complexity during the development.

19
Mar

Efficiency

This week’s Issue | 19/03/2018 Always a big challenge when working with organizations facilitating process improvements is the confusion that quickly erupts when you start to discuss efficiency and through-put and let us not forget the confusion of Takt time.   Remember Takt time is the rate at which the customer expects to receive product, hence you need to factor in your production losses to calculate your Total Production Process Lead Time … just read

12
Mar

Machines are our FRIEND

This week’s Issue | 12/03/2018 This weekend Mariela and I are celebrating our business being in existence for 13 years … WOW !!!   We have been very fortunate to partner with many different organization and leave our positive finger prints of improvement.  In all cases machines have been our friends hence this becomes the topic for this week’s newsletter.   For our car fans

05
Mar

Do you still need pencil and paper in 2018?

This week’s Issue | 05/03/2018 Many times as we attempt to coach organizations it feels lie we are pushing on a rope.  We know what certain methodologies will deliver to their organization but they fail to see it as an investment but rather focus on it being an expense.  So it was nice to get feed-back last week from a couple of clients the first, a company that experienced their best year on all