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This week’s Issue | 12/05/2019 This week Mariela and I spent some time in discussion with David Arkell of 360 Energy.  360 Energy acts as a coach to organizations to better manage their Energy spend and highlight potential opportunities for savings.  As we here in Canada are getting insight about the environment and the Carbon Footprint


Rubber Factory

This week’s Issue | 06/05/2019 The only thing I know about forecasts is that they … Are normally wrong If somewhat correct the forecaster was lucky  So it becomes very important that organizations can design their operations to become flexible and agile to handle any sudden changes in customer demand.  The master of this kind of design was Brian Clements when he was


Sit on your hands

This week’s Issue | 29/04/2019 Business is humming and many organizations are looking for skilled and experienced help … but business is running so strong that they are also avoiding to invest in their people through training.  Never avoid the investment of training since is what makes your organization stronger … so this is why this week’s newsletter about “Sitting on your Hands” is important to me … 



This week’s Issue | 22/04/2019 I have always supported that companies should not have a suggestion program … since it should be everyone’s job to figure out how to continuously be improving the organization … This week’s newsletter is about Leadership … enjoy


Foundational Methodologies

This week’s Issue | 15/04/2019 We are so fortunate to be able to assist many organizations and so many industries to accomplish the next level of competitiveness by coaching them on the use of many Lean Methodologies.  But it typically starts with some basic foundational methodologies … these are true and well tested and complemented with some training it is awesome to see organizations blossom.   So enjoy this week’s newsletter and if you want


Customer Testimonial

People that know and have worked with us know just how secretive we are about our clients.  Mainly because we propel our clients to become outstanding leaders within their industrial sector.  We do have passion to help our client partners to become passionate about their business and really understand that it is their people who truly deliver amazing results.  So this week I


Dreaded Shift Exchange

This week’s Issue | 01/04/2019 WOW !!!   April 01 already and time for April Fools day … hopefully you will not get pranked.  Amazing that after many years of work experience some very basic productivity robbers still exist within our work environments.  The most dreaded being the a simple shift exchange which we decided to explore in greater detail in this week’s newsletter.  


Lessons from Peter Drucker

This week’s Issue | 25/03/2019 Some stuff defined in the past is still very effective and pertinent today.   So when I was searching for some management tips I stumbled across some pointers shared by Peter Drucker.  Peter as defined by Wiki   Peter Ferdinand Drucker (/ˈdrʌkər/; German: [ˈdʀʊkɐ]; November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical


Employee Empowerment and Einstein’s Riddle

This week’s Issue | 18/03/2019 Happy St. Patrick’s day to everyone … with the day marked in green it is a nice gesture that spring will also be arriving shortly.  A lot of discussion recently about employee empowerment and what should it look like?   To be honest it will look a little bit different inside each organization so you will have to define what empowerment needs to look like for your organization.  What empowerment


This week’s Issue | 11/03/2019 For some there has been a debate for years of which methodology is better within an operation … Lean which helps identify and eliminate waste of the use of TOC (Theory Of Constraints) where we work to optimize a constraint within a process … but surprise both methodologies are actually in violent agreement and complementary to each other. Guess my father was not very