April 2019

    Cutting Carbon Emissions and Product Costs Through Lean Product and Process Development


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    May 1, 2019 - As the need to reduce carbon emissions becomes clearer, the need to understand the impact and consciously consider it during the design phase is ever more important, argues Katrina Appel. Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) principles,...

    Creating a Six Sigma Workplace


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    April 30, 2019 - Original: https://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/six-sigma-article/creating-six-sigma-workplace-043019.html By: Quality DigestPosted: April 30, 2019, 9:36 pm

    Risk Management for Automotive Suppliers


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    April 30, 2019 - Original: https://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/management-article/risk-management-automotive-suppliers-043019.html By: Ryan E. DayPosted: April 30, 2019, 7:02 pm

    Validate the Business Model Before Building It


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    April 30, 2019 - One of the best ways to learn is to make a prototype. Prototypes come in many shapes and sizes, but their defining element is the learning objective behind them. When you start with what you want to learn, the prototype is sure to satisfy the...

    The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet


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    April 30, 2019 - I created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test. I found that the exercise of creating a crib card helped me review the relevant material and organize my...

    Getting to Why


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    April 30, 2019 - In their classic book on negotiation and persuasion, Fisher and Ury outline the steps to get to yes. They suggest the following approach: Separate the people from the problem The purpose of this step is to recognise that emotions and egos...

    Diseconomies of Scale


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    April 30, 2019 - The economy of scale is well known. The larger a company gets, the more efficient it becomes. However, this trend does not go on indefinitely, and eventually turns into a diseconomy of scale. In this post I will look at the diseconomies of scale,...

    Use Learning to Engage Your Team


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    April 30, 2019 - I’ve changed job in March 2019 and shortly after came across this Harvard Business Review Podcast posted one year earlier, titled “Use Learning to Engage Your Team”. It resonated with me as it described pretty well what I was...

    Scaling Up When Market Volatility Calls for a Make-or-Buy Decision Analysis


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    April 30, 2019 - As Western companies are being put under increasing pressure to cut expenses and improve return on assets, the dilemma of whether to keep key functions in-house or outsource them has taken center stage. Manufacturing units are being identified with...

    Naval Shipyard Provides Example of Benefits of Lean Six Sigma Training


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    April 30, 2019 - The Norfolk Navy Shipyard (NNSY) has committed to Lean Six Sigma training in a big way, recently launching a project that will apply the process improvement methodology to processes used in the shipyard with the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft...

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