November is the Global Quality Month

November is the Global Quality Month, it’s a time to celebrate and showcase quality and continuous improvement efforts. Do you know why November has been chosen as the World Quality Month? The roots of quality management can be traced back to early 1910s. In 1911, Frederick W. Taylor published ‘The Principles of Scientific Management’ which Read more about November is the Global Quality Month[…]

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3 steps to use design thinking to build empathy with your customers

Design thinking is being applied to solve problems, discover creative solutions, and to evangelize customers. Learn how you can use it together with your quality management tools. I always say that the most important part of your company are your customers, both internal (employees) and external (final customers). Why? Because they define the quality of Read more about 3 steps to use design thinking to build empathy with your customers[…]

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8 hidden wastes impact small business profit

Hidden wastes in our work place becomes so familiar that we fail to see it for what it is. Today’s fragile economic scenario demands high performance, high profits and low expenditure. This means only one thing for SME’s: minimum wastage. And what better way to cut hidden wastes drastically than by implementing Lean Six Sigma Read more about 8 hidden wastes impact small business profit[…]

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5S webinar to Organize your Workplace

How efficient is your business? Make it Lean with a 5S webinar! Today’s fragile economic scenario demands two things – high performance, high profits and low expenditure. This means only one thing for companies across the world – minimum wastage. And what better way to cut wastes drastically than by implementing Lean Six Sigma methodologies. 5s Read more about 5S webinar to Organize your Workplace[…]

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12 questions to test how LEAN is your plant

¿Have you ever thought how far your plant is form being LEAN? Lean plants are hard to find. When I visit clients or potential clients, I usually discover many more areas for improvement than the ones managers are worried about. This may be due to getting used to how things work or being too busy Read more about 12 questions to test how LEAN is your plant[…]

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Lean up your SME: Learn about the 8 deadly wastes that impact your profit

Today’s fragile economic scenario demands two things – high performance, high profits and low expenditure. This means only one thing for companies across the world – minimum wastage. And what better way to cut wastes drastically than by implementing Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Lean methodologies look forward to reducing eight wastes or non-value-added activities in Read more about Lean up your SME: Learn about the 8 deadly wastes that impact your profit[…]

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Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency

Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency 5s is one of the first tools that can be applied in a company that is starting to get into the continuous improvement culture. 5S is a methodology that helps to define the first rules to eliminate waste and maintain a work environment that is efficient, safe Read more about Implementing The 5S: First Steps Towards Workplace Efficiency[…]

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The 8 Lean Deadly Wastes: An Overview

Where Are The 8 lean deadly Wastes? Lean methodologies deal with methods to reduce eight lean deadly wastes in order to be more efficient in serving the end customer. Wasteful activities are process steps that either the customer is not willing to pay for or are not critical to the creation of value for the customer. Elimination Read more about The 8 Lean Deadly Wastes: An Overview[…]