Lean & Six Sigma

Share: Lean traditionally focuses on the elimination of the eight kinds of waste/muda classified as defects, over-production, waiting, non-utilised talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra-processing. […]

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How to foster a successful Lean culture

Share:   Lean culture is based on two main philosophies: Elimination of waste to maximise flow: Focus on the Value-added activity Remove as much Non-value […]

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Can We Talk?

Share:   Piper Alpha, an oil rig in the North Sea was destroyed in an explosion and resulting oil and gas fires over 30 years […]

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Value for Money?

Share:   In today’s climate of austerity, most people are concerned with getting value for money, but what is this? This is usually in the […]

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All you need is Measurement & Understanding

Share:   H. James Harrington, a renowned quality guru and author stated that “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to […]

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Finding Your Way

Share:   I love maps, always have – whether it’s an Ordnance Survey, A to Z or the dynamic Google. Apart from being interested in […]

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Calculators make “Pupils better at Maths”

Share:   I saw this headline last week on the BBC news page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43500274 Didn’t need Sherlock Holmes to work that out I thought, however […]

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One Direction

Share:   No, not flat caps or the popular with youngster’s band, I’m talking about how organisations are aligned and focused. Otherwise known as “True […]

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Clean Thinking

Share:   Clean Thinking   One of Steve Jobs mantras is that “Simple can be harder than complex.” “You have to work hard to get […]

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Reading the Signs

Share: This book caught my eye last month, whilst on my travels. It was in the famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. City Lights […]

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