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Achieving Operational Excellence in the Public Sector: Can You Apply Private Sector Thinking?

Can a country operate as a company? I don’t mean in a purely capitalist sense, focused solely on profits and market dominance, but instead, can it embrace principles of excellence and lean management even when it does not partake directly in free market economics? Every country depends on an extensive administrative system to keep its […]

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Do you pursue mediocrity ? Pairing Knowledge and Experience to Find Excellence: A Timeless Exercise

There are very few companies, if any, that will publicly say they pursue mediocrity, or that they really don’t care about their customers or their products. That just doesn’t happen. The problem comes about when the customer says these things about a company. Comments from end users naturally have enormous influence on a company’s financial […]

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Start-ups should follow the S-Curve of Lean Production

As a company grows and moves along its lifeline from start-up into adolescence and then early middle age, it will be inevitable that Management will seek to review all of its processes to take stock of what is working well and what is not. This is the time when concepts such as lean production start […]

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How to Master Problem Solving on a Single Sheet of Paper ?

Is there a difference between solving a problem and problem-solving? It might seem like pure wordplay, but I will suggest otherwise.  In my experience, I have noticed that the first activity, solving a problem, involves taking steps to resolve an issue. It’s a one-off action. Over time, it can become a series of one-time measures, […]

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Applying Lean and Agile in an Age of Rapid Change

One of the most significant challenges faced by senior management in most organizations is keeping up with a pace that continues to accelerate. I have noticed this on numerous occasions in which I have visited organizations in both the public and private sectors, many of whom say they follow the fundamental principles of Lean management […]

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Lean Management Approaches: The Role of Lean Leaders

Lean Management approaches are management process that has attracted so much following in the world of business. It is the approach to running an organization supportive of the continuous improvement concept.  It is a long-term management approach that systematically seeks achieving small but incremental changes in order to improve quality and efficiency. The objective of lean […]

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Lean Management in Banking?

After the financial blows the economy has suffered, banks and banking institutions have been searching for ways to effectively reduce their expenditures. They need this to be able to drastically boost their operational model as well as sustain and create a capital buffer as a requirement with financial regulations. Armed with this mindset, fiscal reduction […]

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What is Lean Maintenance?

Lean maintenance has been erroneously thought to be a spin off or subset of lean manufacturing. What business managers failed to realize is that lean maintenance is actually a prerequisite for the success of lean manufacturing. It is an independent discipline under the broad concept of lean management or lean business operation. Definition Lean maintenance […]

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Lean Manager Role and Responsibilities in Management

When it comes to manufacturing and services, there are a lot of point of views about horizontal and vertical management. Most companies have vertical reporting lines. These usually have horizontal communication on the same management (vertical) level. A value stream manager allows the organization to see the process or service as a whole. He is […]

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What is Lean Management Engineering?

Lean management engineering is a concept to boost the efficiency of various engineering segments within manufacturing enterprises. It is a consistent process that helps increase the levels of valid engineering data developed compared to the dollar investment. The entire process entails a straightforward review of the current condition, coupled by several adjustments to handle inefficiencies […]

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What is Lean Management in Insurance?

Insurers know that lean processes and dynamics pave a way towards customer satisfaction. However, many find the whole set-up a challenge to accomplish. The needs and requirements of insurance customers are fast increasing with regards quality of service and processing speeds. In addition, the payoffs from complying with these demands are also fast growing. Especially […]

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6 Lean Management Daily Routines and Habits of Productive Lean Managers

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. – John Locke   Lean management daily routines are crucial for success. To make the most out of lean management, the most effective managers know just which tools and habits to […]

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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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Lean Manager’s Problem Solving Techniques: CEDAC

Lean management is a philosophy of management where there is continuous improvement across the board for the processes used in a company. Unlike traditional management where the emphasis is on creating a product or in providing a service, lean management treats operations as a daily exercise in problem solving. From a problem solving standpoint, the […]

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Lean IT Principles and Objectives

Lean IT principles is the extension of the lean management approach to the development and management if information technology services and products. The main objective of lean IT is the elimination of waste in the process because they add up to the cost of the service or the product.  Lean IT principles are currently well known […]

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