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sustain operational excellence

How to Sustain and Control Your Lean Six Sigma Transformation ? [ 6 – From Performance To Excellence]

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. Once you have taken the necessary measures for developing and sustaining a Lean culture within the organization, it is time for the evaluation phase of Lean Six Sigma deployment. We now move towards the end of our LSS deployment […]

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train lean six sigma

How To Align Your Trainings With Your Lean Culture Objectives [ 5- From Performance To Excellence]

  “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” Benjamin Franklin Now that you are aware of how to train people for implementing a Lean or Six Sigma strategy in your organization, the next step is to move towards sustainability. Training the right personnel is just one part […]

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people lean six sigma project

How To Select And Train The Right People For Your Lean Six Sigma Project [ 4- From Performance To Excellence]

There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out. – John Shook Selecting and training people for your Lean Six Sigma project is a key ingredient for […]

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dmaic project

How To Select The Right DMAIC Projects And Build Your Transformation Program [ 3- From Performance To Excellence]

  Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable – William Pollard After you have obtained the sponsorship of the executives in your organization, it is time to now move on to selecting projects that will […]

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lean integration

How To Go About Lean Six Sigma Integration Within The Executive Committee [ 2 – From Performance To Excellence]

There are three kinds of leaders.  Those that tell you what to do.  Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out. – John Shook Once you have defined an operational excellence strategy within your organization, the next step is […]

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lean banking industry

What Is It Like Using Lean in The Banking Industry?

Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy. – Alex Miller, Professor of Management at The University of Tennessee There is often doubt and confusion as to whether lean can be applied to the financial services industries or not, since it was initially introduced in the manufacturing world. The flow of information is […]

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lean organisation

How To Define A Lean Six Sigma Strategy In Your Organization ? [ 1- From Performance To Excellence]

  A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. ~Andrew Grove Lean Six Sigma is a wonderful tool that can help any organization in the successful execution of its […]

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lean manager philosophy

A Lean Manager’s Philosophy in 5 Bullet Principles

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every day. – Author Unknown The Lean manager’s philosophy does not directly consist in creating added value for the client. It consists rather in ensuring that the conditions for the employees, who directly contribute to the creation of added value for the client, are optimal. To […]

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lean manager start up

How Lean Managers Can Help Big Companies to Act Like a Lean Startup

Everything can be improved. – Clarence W. Barron There are a number of difficulties that a lean manager has to face during the implementation of lean strategy in a big company. These factors include risk-averse cultures, slow decision-making, and conflicting departmental goals among many others that can make it tough for a lean manager to […]

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lean hospitals

3 Characteristics of Lean Hospitals

If you want to see the power of lean management, take a step back to observe how well lean hospitals do their jobs. Lean can be applied to any situation- even medical. Hospitals are a strenuous environment where life and death are frequently hanging on the line. Bad performance or timing could literally cost someone […]

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lean management speeches in the movies

Watch the 9 best Lean Management Speeches from Movies: Braveheart, Whiplash, Wall Street Wolf, Invictus…

Who said Lean Management couldn’t be fun? We decided to give you a collection of the best management speeches you could ever find in the movies. This is the cream of the cream. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share if you are hooked! If you have any ideas of other speeches from the movies you […]

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non lean habits

4 Non- Lean Habits Every Manager Should Stop Doing Today

If you know that your non – lean habits aren’t bringing the best possible results to you and your endeavours, why cling on to them? Habits don’t only affect performance and productivity, but also your happiness. We will give some examples of this soon. If you truly value efficiency, you would do anything (yes, anything) […]

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lean root cause analysis

The 5 Whys Of Lean For A Root Cause Analysis

A relentless barrage of “why’s” is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often. -Shigeo Shingo Sometimes everything does not go as you planned. Your best-laid plans may not work out, some tools might break, or wires might get crossed – […]

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stand up meetings

8 practical rules to make an efficient stand-up meeting

 How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss A stand-up meeting is a quick, to the point meeting that is at the core of the lean management philosophy. Essentially, everyone is standing up throughout the entire meeting which lasts only about 5-10 minutes. When its their turn to speak, they say the […]

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lean airlines

4 Ways Lean Airline Companies Can Improve Their Services

Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before. –Shigeo Shingo Everyday airline companies achieve a remarkable feat by moving approximately five million people more than forty million km around the world. However, what these airline companies fail to deliver is efficiency in their services. Even the most standout services lose bags, depart late, […]

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