Lean Thoughts


This week’s Issue | 18/06/2018

Today more than ever is it important to have an active 5S+1 program in place.  Indeed doing 5S+1 creates a wonderful clean and organized work place but with many facing the challenge of attracting and retaining skilled employees you need to provide a professional environment which should be an extension of your Brand image.  Read more about 5S+1 in this week’s newsletter.



This week’s Issue | 11/06/2018

you can have the product and the technology but at the core it is the people that really make your brand.  Respect of your people is crucial towards the ongoing success of your business so this week we explore how not to abuse your people and how to encourage them.

 

Dad sent me this awesome link earlier this week;

1st sequence – catches half a dozen fish in one strike.

2nd sequence – plunges talons into deep water to grab the Flounder.

3rd sequence – captures a big old fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does!

This is incredible to watch!

CLICK: OSPREY
Osprey — the ultimate fisher – YouTube

 



This week’s Issue | 04/06/2018

Many people council us for advice … hopefully they “Hear” , “Listen” and “Do” but unfortunately in the majority of cases at best they only “Hear”.  Although there is a desperate need to make change they fear the investment to enable change thinking that it is only going to be an expense.   Such was the case recently as we tried to coach a senior executive that had recently moved to run a significant global organization.  So we thought that this week’s newsletter should serve as a guide to those that are facilitating change at their organization.



This week’s Issue | 27/05/2018

Sometimes days can be frustrating for fellow team members … so this week we explore 10 inexpensive ways to motivate your troops.  I am sure we have all experienced the following;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNz82r5nyUw

 



This week’s Issue | 21/05/2018

You have heard the expression “Innovate or Evaporate” so inspired by watching a show on TV recently stimulated this week’s newsletter.

See what I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixutorIyb8



This week’s Issue | 14/05/2018

This week we continue our discussion about Industry 4.0 but delve into logistics. My fear is that companies will look to enhance I4.0 within their factory walls but will fail to apply it throughout the entire value stream … where the real money savings exist.

There are definitely significant paradigm shifts happening .. even as you look at how amazon manages their warehouses … so what will yours be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sEVX4mPuto



This week’s Issue | 07/05/2018

With so much data now available coming from so many sources it can become a challenge on how to manage this data or have it consolidated into a single dashboard.  We are facing a similar challenge within the Digital Manor as we have utilized diverse technology to manage the house.  However, we are now entering a new manufacturing era … Industry 4.0 as we evolve from mechanizing manufacturing to assembly lines and then adding CNC technology to now how do handle the IoT to our processes.   This week we delve into Industry 4.0



This week’s Issue | 30/04/2018

“Waste Walks” have become a popular topic within the Lean community … basically since it forces leaders to leave their desks and migrate to the Gemba (where work actually happens) and hopefully make some solid observations and suggest improvements … but are they really observing opportunity?  We cover this topic in this week’s newsletter.



This week’s Issue | 16/04/2018

In this week’s newsletter we share some survival tips and tricks for these interesting times … maybe you will find one of them handy. Or feel free to contact us to schedule a Lean Assessment of your organization.

Maybe you have noticed this on your smart phone or have become an unintended victim of surveillance capitalism … to learn more watch the following;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWPNB-tmjD8

Mariela and I are currently helping a start-up that roasts some amazing coffee.  It is being run by two extreme foodies … so the best part of doing this is that we are being introduced some amazing food establishments and retail locations in Toronto.  You may want to visit their web-site since they do accept on-line orders and ship anywhere in the world.  You may need to explain to Phil or Bruno what kind of equipment you have and what kind of taste you like in your coffee and the will partner you with the right blend … just remember that they are using traditional Italian roasting techniques … here is a link to their web-site;

https://barocco-coffee-company.myshopify.com/pages/about-us 

 



This week’s Issue | 09/04/2018

Sometimes you need a quick surge of through-put but not on a permanent basis.  The simple concept outlined in this week’s newsletter has many benefits that go beyond a sudden increase of production … it also forces people to perform in roles that they traditionally do not do … so provides great opportunity for “outside eyes” to look at a process and offer ideas for improvement … Love it !!!

Become part of history … NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018. The mission will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and your name will go along for the ride.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/public-invited-to-come-aboard-nasa-s-first-mission-to-touch-the-sun


Lean Thoughts

Once again, 5S+1 is not about just about creating a clean and organized environment

This week’s Issue | 18/06/2018 Today more than ever is it important to have an active 5S+1 program in place.  Indeed doing 5S+1 creates a wonderful clean and organized work place but with many facing the challenge of attracting and

10 stupid mistakes in employee relations

This week’s Issue | 11/06/2018 you can have the product and the technology but at the core it is the people that really make your brand.  Respect of your people is crucial towards the ongoing success of your business so

First 30 days

This week’s Issue | 04/06/2018 Many people council us for advice … hopefully they “Hear” , “Listen” and “Do” but unfortunately in the majority of cases at best they only “Hear”.  Although there is a desperate need to make change

10 inexpensive ways to boost moral

This week’s Issue | 27/05/2018 Sometimes days can be frustrating for fellow team members … so this week we explore 10 inexpensive ways to motivate your troops.  I am sure we have all experienced the following; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNz82r5nyUw  

Break the Paridigm

This week’s Issue | 21/05/2018 You have heard the expression “Innovate or Evaporate” so inspired by watching a show on TV recently stimulated this week’s newsletter. See what I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixutorIyb8

Industry 4.0 — logistics

This week’s Issue | 14/05/2018 This week we continue our discussion about Industry 4.0 but delve into logistics. My fear is that companies will look to enhance I4.0 within their factory walls but will

Industry 4.0

This week’s Issue | 07/05/2018 With so much data now available coming from so many sources it can become a challenge on how to manage this data or have it consolidated into a single

Are you really observing during a “Waste Walk”?

This week’s Issue | 30/04/2018 “Waste Walks” have become a popular topic within the Lean community … basically since it forces leaders to leave their desks and migrate to the Gemba (where work actually

Survive in Interesting Times

This week’s Issue | 16/04/2018 In this week’s newsletter we share some survival tips and tricks for these interesting times … maybe you will find one of them handy. Or feel free to contact

Surgable Production Trick

This week’s Issue | 09/04/2018 Sometimes you need a quick surge of through-put but not on a permanent basis.  The simple concept outlined in this week’s newsletter has many benefits that go beyond a

Lean Thoughts

Once again, 5S+1 is not about just about creating a clean and organized environment

This week’s Issue | 18/06/2018 Today more than ever is it important to have an active 5S+1 program in place.  Indeed doing 5S+1 creates a wonderful clean and organized work place but with many facing the challenge of attracting and

10 stupid mistakes in employee relations

This week’s Issue | 11/06/2018 you can have the product and the technology but at the core it is the people that really make your brand.  Respect of your people is crucial towards the ongoing success of your business so

First 30 days

This week’s Issue | 04/06/2018 Many people council us for advice … hopefully they “Hear” , “Listen” and “Do” but unfortunately in the majority of cases at best they only “Hear”.  Although there is a desperate need to make change

10 inexpensive ways to boost moral

This week’s Issue | 27/05/2018 Sometimes days can be frustrating for fellow team members … so this week we explore 10 inexpensive ways to motivate your troops.  I am sure we have all experienced the following; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNz82r5nyUw  

Break the Paridigm

This week’s Issue | 21/05/2018 You have heard the expression “Innovate or Evaporate” so inspired by watching a show on TV recently stimulated this week’s newsletter. See what I watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixutorIyb8

Industry 4.0 — logistics

This week’s Issue | 14/05/2018 This week we continue our discussion about Industry 4.0 but delve into logistics. My fear is that companies will look to enhance I4.0 within their factory walls but will

Industry 4.0

This week’s Issue | 07/05/2018 With so much data now available coming from so many sources it can become a challenge on how to manage this data or have it consolidated into a single

Are you really observing during a “Waste Walk”?

This week’s Issue | 30/04/2018 “Waste Walks” have become a popular topic within the Lean community … basically since it forces leaders to leave their desks and migrate to the Gemba (where work actually

Survive in Interesting Times

This week’s Issue | 16/04/2018 In this week’s newsletter we share some survival tips and tricks for these interesting times … maybe you will find one of them handy. Or feel free to contact

Surgable Production Trick

This week’s Issue | 09/04/2018 Sometimes you need a quick surge of through-put but not on a permanent basis.  The simple concept outlined in this week’s newsletter has many benefits that go beyond a