Lean Thoughts

A weekly e-newsletter started to keep the members of the Lean Consortium connected and now shared with a larger community of business excellence practitioners.

15
Oct

LEAN Implementation observations

This week’s Issue | 15/10/2018

No excuses … this week’s newsletter is a re-print of a previous newsletter.  The Resident Love Goddess and I are in Quebec where the leaves have turned and are in peak colour and we want to spend our time in observation mode.  Enjoy your wonderful

08
Oct

Thoughts to improve Supplier Performance

This week’s Issue | 08/10/2018

Resources are tight and you have too much work to get completed … what do you do?  Get innovative and work with resources you already know (maybe) your suppliers !!   This week we explore ideas on how to get closer to your supply community without

01
Oct

Create a better on boarding process

This week’s Issue | 01/10/2018

It seems that today every organization is looking for people … good people and not surprising in most cases that we have been exposed to up to 90% resign from the organization within 60 days.  Most of you follow and likely have in place processes

24
Sep

This week’s Issue | 24/09/2018

This past week we were asked to conduct an audit of a manufacturing operation for a client so they would feel confident in partnering with this organization for a significant project.  Now this organization was definitely a world-class operation utilizing the latest technology … but