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Eliminate waste and improve profits

Some forms of waste can be tricky to spot, but it’s vital to eliminate all waste. We are regularly surprised by the amount of waste that occurs in manufacturing and supply chain businesses. When I meet with clients who are looking to improve their bottom line performance, I always ask them, “Do you know where […]

By |June 18th, 2017|Lean Manufacturing|14 Comments

What are your most profitable products?

We regularly speak with CFOs and Finance Managers when working on a business transformation. Inevitably, the discussion turns to how they know which products make their business the most profit. The typical response is that they measure a product’s profitability by its gross margin percentage. We challenge this understanding by asking them when was the […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Lean Manufacturing|15 Comments

The Six Big Losses

In Lean Manufacturing, we focus on improving production, quality and eliminating waste in order to maximise financial performance. In order to achieve these targets we utilise a Lean Manufacturing tool known as the 6 Big Losses, these are the most common forms of lost time due to equipment-based issues. […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Business Growth, Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing|100 Comments

Is it time to rethink performance reviews?

It’s about this time every year that we turn our attention to the annual performance review for employees. Many managers groan at the thought of the annual review rather than looking at it as an opportunity to align their organisation’s goals with employee performance measurement.If your employees and managers aren’t working to execute your organisation’s strategy then you may have an alignment issue. The best place to start is with goal setting during performance reviews. […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Efficiency, Leadership|83 Comments

The future of Lean Manufacturing

There has been a plethora of management ideas and philosophies over the past 50 years. One of the most transformational has been Lean Manufacturing because it has changed the way we think about and plan production. In recent years we have seen Lean principles adopted in many service industries. […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing|90 Comments