May 2016

    Is Lean Getting "Fat?"


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    June 1, 2016 - "Yes, lean has successfully spread around the world and gone from manufacturing to nearly every other type of value stream," writes Brent Wahba. But on the flip side of the coin, that isn't necessarily an indicator of success. In fact, Brent...

    Trend Charts: Understanding The Past, Present and Future


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    Trend Charts: Understanding The Past, Present and Future
    May 31, 2016 - Understanding the PathTrend charts are a crucial Six Sigma tool. Making decisions based on small samples of data can present an inaccurate representation of facts. Small data samples typically fail to present the true situation based on varied...

    In Praise of Fast Companies


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    May 31, 2016 - Their leaders are nimble and quick with keen wits Should every company be striving for the type of strategic advantage that has become the hallmark of Amazon, Google, and Facebook? For sure, in the tech world, it’s hard...

    Presidential Candidates Want to Bring Back Millions of Outsourced Jobs


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    May 31, 2016 - Here’s why they can’t One of the big themes in the current presidential race is how decades of free trade have dealt a heavy blow to the U.S. worker as millions of jobs were shipped overseas to take advantage of...

    SCM World: Customer-Centric Organizations Lead on Omnichannel Investments


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    May 31, 2016 - Join us on a journey through the end-to-end omnichannel operation to see how leaders plan to grow their advantage. read more

    Quality Improvement in Maternity Services: How Deming Can Help


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    May 31, 2016 - Guest post by Victoria MorganThe quality of maternity services in England is in the spotlight. National audits have shown that whilst outcomes have improved significantly over the last decade there is marked variation in outcomes that cannot be...

    Make Your Supply Chain Competency Model Built-to-Last


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    Make Your Supply Chain Competency Model Built-to-Last
    May 31, 2016 - To assess the capabilities of your supply chain team, focus on identifying and then plugging any gaps in their competencies.read more

    Traditional Lean?


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    Traditional Lean?
    May 31, 2016 - Twice in the last month I’ve heard the phrase “Traditional Lean” used in public presentations.   In neither case did the presenter explain the expression, but one displayed a slide with a Venn diagram showing the overlap...

    The Fight for Your Organization’s Culture of Innovation


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    The Fight for Your Organization’s Culture of Innovation
    May 31, 2016 - On Guard! To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation...Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach...

    The Relation between Inventory, Customer Takt, and Replenishment Time


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    The Relation between Inventory, Customer Takt, and Replenishment Time
    May 31, 2016 - Inventory is helpful for a fast delivery of goods. If you have it in stock, you can deliver to the customer right away. In that respect, more inventory is better. Yet, at the same time, inventory creates cost, some visible, some more hidden....

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