Making Latin small business in the US more efficient

The Argentinian woman that looks forward to making Latin small business more efficient in the United States Luciana Paulise is a quality engineer and this year she opened in Texas a subsidiary of her consultancy firm to help companies, especially Latin small business, to be more efficient. Interview By Xavi Ledesma for Apertura magazine. Click Read more about Making Latin small business in the US more efficient[…]

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SOS pymes available on Amazon!

My new book SOS pymes (S.O.S. SMEs)- Spanish Version – is already in Amazon.com.   Small business (SMEs) are key to American economy. They have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US. Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works Read more about SOS pymes available on Amazon![…]

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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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Small Business Week 1st-7th May

During Small Business Week 2016, make a commitment to buy from small business. Small business (SMEs) are key to American economy. They have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US. Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a Read more about Small Business Week 1st-7th May[…]

SIX SIGMA IN SMALL BUSINESS

How To Deploy Six Sigma In Small Business

Startup, Small, and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) must continuously improve or die. A quality program like Six Sigma becomes critical to ensure sustainability through time. But not all entrepreneurs are aware of the applicability of quality management techniques to small businesses. Most of them think it’s only for large companies. About 84% of all U.S. companies Read more about How To Deploy Six Sigma In Small Business[…]

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Facing Cultural Barriers by Leaders to Strengthen a Culture of Quality

Company culture is modeled upon top management behavior. How are your leaders strengthen your culture of Quality? Something was not going well at an organization we’ll call Company ABC. It was a small business within the automotive industry in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some improvements were being made, many procedures were being followed, and Read more about Facing Cultural Barriers by Leaders to Strengthen a Culture of Quality[…]

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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[…]

Agile leadership: the future of quality in small business

Reading Laurel Nelson-Rowe post on the future of quality I could learn about the 2015 Future of quality report, and got really interested on the first article “The future of leadership: From Efficiency to Adaptability”, which is a topic I learn about every day in my job as small business consultant. In the past, Ford Read more about Agile leadership: the future of quality in small business[…]

Effective quality professionals are leaders

Bill Troy, CEO of the American Society of Quality started a discussion asking if Quality Professionals were also leaders. And my first impression was, “Well… yes we are!”. If I think about the work I do every day with my clients. Most of them are small business owners. Do you know which is the most Read more about Effective quality professionals are leaders[…]