Lean Thoughts


This week’s Issue | 07/01/2019

Welcome to 2019 and let this be an exciting New Year for all in a very positive sense.

Depending on your vantage point Inventory can be either a blessing or a curse … but most Lean Practitioners view it as a curse since it consumes so much of you highly regarded cash, while others may view it as an asset since that is where it is documented on your balance sheet.  But being a Lean Practitioner we thought it better to share some manners in how to reduce inventory.

 

Loved this comment I recently saw through my Linked-In portal …

What happens if we train our employees and they leave?

With a response …

What happens if we don’t train them and they stay?

 

Proves that you can have the product and or technology but your people still become your differenator … so you need to invest in them.  Contact us to explore potential workshops we can deliver to improve your organization’s performance.



This week’s Issue | 02/01/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!  We hope that Santa was very kind to you this year and you are ready for an exciting 2019.   We open the year with some non-traditional thought starters such as adding a concierge to your operation, adopting the notion of “not counting” and finally a good economic fix for the economy.



This week’s Issue | 21/12/2018

We hope that during the past year our weekly newsletter inspired some thought starters and perhaps some excellent discussions between you and others within your organization and hopefully made your organization a better place to be.  We truly are inspired by passion to publish and share our inspirations with you and hope that you can become a better practitioner.  And maybe we can personally connect and work together in 2019 to become the best you can be. 

Until then the Resident Love Goddess and I are going to snuggle and watch Christmas movies in front of our fireplace and attempt to make a feast of sorts in the kitchen. 

Most important is for you to be safe and enjoy your friends and family while making new pleasant memories … MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR



This week’s Issue | 17/12/2018

WOW !!!  nearly another year has transpired. Hopefully some of your dreams and hopes have materialized during 2018 or you are starting to think about objectives to accomplish in 2019.  If some of your 2019 objectives include improving process or enhancing employee moral and engagement then make sure you have us in your safe senders list.  We are also very good at helping organizations improve their Brand image through subtle 5S initiatives. 

Being a Leader requires certain traits but no Leader is any good without having Followers and good followers need to come with good traits also … and every Leader is also a Follower so this week’s newsletter is a good reminder of the traits you need in either category.



This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018

Got home late last night due to delays and the winter weather … but we are vertical and moving forward.   Some good information about being an optimist for this week !!!



This week’s Issue | 03/12/2018

Oh Wow !!!  it is now the month of December and the fat guy at the North Pole is working off a few pounds getting ready for his epic journey around the globe.  While I am starting my favorite winter sport playing with the thermostat.  This is a good time to evaluate your commitment to your Lean journey so we provide you with some critical questions …   If you need help with your journey contact us!



This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018

It occurred to me this week that technology advances very quickly as it creeps into our personal lives but we are resistant to accept the technology changes into our business environments.  Just imagine what the future can bring as we evolve with technology …. We can no longer have just operators as we embrace automation but rather every person will require significant technical skills just to be employed.  Read this week’s newsletter.



This week’s Issue | 19/11/2018

Company Culture is a funny thing … something often discussed as an ultimate goal but in reality is a reflection of the senior Leadership.  So this week we reflect on what is Culture within your organization. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FGKfu-3fk



This week’s Issue | 12/11/2018

We spent an exciting week in Quebec working with one of our favorite partners … just a short period ago their board owners were nervous to do daily reporting now they speak like business people during the monthly reflection meeting to the Lead team … AWESOME !!!! plus the President and Owner of he business was just acknowledged as entrepreneurial of the year for the province of Quebec.  So now it becomes important to the organization to shape their Values … so this week we explore the importance of organizational values.



This week’s Issue | 05/11/2018

We always work with our client partners to develop processes that will allow for continuous flow … plus I came across an article that makes one ponder about manufacturing 4.0 .. enjoy


Lean Thoughts

Inventory is Evil

This week’s Issue | 07/01/2019 Welcome to 2019 and let this be an exciting New Year for all in a very positive sense. Depending on your vantage point Inventory

Employee Experience

This week’s Issue | 02/01/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!  We hope that Santa was very kind to you this year and you are ready for an exciting 2019.   We open the year with some

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018

This week’s Issue | 21/12/2018 We hope that during the past year our weekly newsletter inspired some thought starters and perhaps some excellent discussions between you and others within your organization and hopefully made

Leader or Follower?

This week’s Issue | 17/12/2018 WOW !!!  nearly another year has transpired. Hopefully some of your dreams and hopes have materialized during 2018 or you are starting to think about objectives to accomplish in

Pessimist or Opportunistic?

This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018 Got home late last night due to delays and the winter weather … but we are vertical and moving forward.   Some good information about being an optimist for this

4 Questions to test your LEAN culture

This week’s Issue | 03/12/2018 Oh Wow !!!  it is now the month of December and the fat guy at the North Pole is working off a few pounds getting ready for his epic

EVOLVING MANUFACTURING

This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018 It occurred to me this week that technology advances very quickly as it creeps into our personal lives but we are resistant to accept the technology changes into our

This week’s Issue | 19/11/2018 Company Culture is a funny thing … something often discussed as an ultimate goal but in reality is a reflection of the senior Leadership.  So this week we reflect

VALUES

This week’s Issue | 12/11/2018 We spent an exciting week in Quebec working with one of our favorite partners … just a short period ago their board owners were nervous to do daily reporting

Continuous Flow and 4.0 ???

This week’s Issue | 05/11/2018 We always work with our client partners to develop processes that will allow for continuous flow … plus I came across an article that makes one ponder about manufacturing

Lean Thoughts

Inventory is Evil

This week’s Issue | 07/01/2019 Welcome to 2019 and let this be an exciting New Year for all in a very positive sense. Depending on your vantage point Inventory

Employee Experience

This week’s Issue | 02/01/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!  We hope that Santa was very kind to you this year and you are ready for an exciting 2019.   We open the year with some

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018

This week’s Issue | 21/12/2018 We hope that during the past year our weekly newsletter inspired some thought starters and perhaps some excellent discussions between you and others within your organization and hopefully made

Leader or Follower?

This week’s Issue | 17/12/2018 WOW !!!  nearly another year has transpired. Hopefully some of your dreams and hopes have materialized during 2018 or you are starting to think about objectives to accomplish in

Pessimist or Opportunistic?

This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018 Got home late last night due to delays and the winter weather … but we are vertical and moving forward.   Some good information about being an optimist for this

4 Questions to test your LEAN culture

This week’s Issue | 03/12/2018 Oh Wow !!!  it is now the month of December and the fat guy at the North Pole is working off a few pounds getting ready for his epic

EVOLVING MANUFACTURING

This week’s Issue | 26/11/2018 It occurred to me this week that technology advances very quickly as it creeps into our personal lives but we are resistant to accept the technology changes into our

This week’s Issue | 19/11/2018 Company Culture is a funny thing … something often discussed as an ultimate goal but in reality is a reflection of the senior Leadership.  So this week we reflect

VALUES

This week’s Issue | 12/11/2018 We spent an exciting week in Quebec working with one of our favorite partners … just a short period ago their board owners were nervous to do daily reporting

Continuous Flow and 4.0 ???

This week’s Issue | 05/11/2018 We always work with our client partners to develop processes that will allow for continuous flow … plus I came across an article that makes one ponder about manufacturing