Why do strategic plans fail?

It’s around this time of year where strategic plans start to fail. The Management team met to develop a killer strategy, one that would be executed this year (unlike the one from last year which sat on the shelf). But once things start to get busy the first thing to be dropped from the to-do […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Business Growth, Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing|Comments Off on Why do strategic plans fail?

Harnessing the power of Flow

When visiting new clients, one of the first things I do is tour the premises and watch the flow of work through the organisation. In order to uncover efficiencies, it’s vital to understanding how things flow through the business and where the stoppages occur. By simply watching for 15 minutes or so, I can monitor […]

Employee Engagement and the bottom line

With the ever increasing demand to do more with less, it has never been more important to maximise workforce investments. Labour costs are one of the highest expenses for most organisations, yet so many business leaders fail to see how they can get more from their human capital investments.

The challenge is engaging our staff – […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Business Growth, Efficiency, Leadership|2 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

Financial measures that matter

For a business to continually improve, it needs to be constantly evaluating its operational and financial performance data. The challenge is however, ensuring those measures are aligned to drive performance and achieve the business’ strategic goals. Too often we see managers focused on departmental goals rather than the goals that will support business improvement and the […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Business Growth, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing|85 Comments