If you can’t see the problem, you have a problem!

Share:   A good leader will not only have their ears open to problems bought from the team but will also encourage the team to […]

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3 Step Guide to Operational Excellence

What is Operational Excellence look like? What is Operational Excellence? And to be frank, who cares? Big questions right? Maybe that is the problem we have in all businesses. We are too driven by the P&L sheet to actually realise that it is Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement that makes the difference.

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Empowering Willing Workers: Great Long-term Results

Progress requires a willingness to embrace change. We all carry a certain reticence and reluctance to change, it forms part of our evolutionary make up, and its existence is responsible for the reasons that form certain judgments and stereotypes. The status quo is safe and has supported us so far, so part of us (even the most ardent change agent) will challenge change with the question: Why?

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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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Visualising the end result – an Asset Management Strategy

Share:     Background to Lean RCM In 1978, a report written by two United Airlines engineers ending a 4-year study of reliability became the […]

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Lean RCM Integration with Continuous Improvement & PDCA

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

A LeanRCM masterclass programme will improve reliability. It is perfectly conceivable that 90% of the process failure modes will be identified during that Masterclass and appropriate control measures put in place to prevent them. So what about the other 10% and what if some of the assumptions on the 90% were slightly incorrect?

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Tackling Resistance to Change – The benefit of ‘Inverted Triangle Thinking’

Inverting the Triangle

Inverting the Triangle

Ask any manager or team member in an organisation to draw out the organisational structure within their business and they will, as sure as fate, draw a triangle with the narrow part at the top of the page and the broad part of the triangle at the bottom of the page.

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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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A reliability strategy: a new thinking paradigm is required

Share:   It’s an amazing fact that over 90% of the companies we come across have a reliability strategy based simply on servicing the components […]

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3 Step Guide to Operational Excellence

Share: 3 Step Guide to Operational Excellence What is Operational Excellence? What does Operational Excellence look like? And to be frank, who cares? Big questions right? Maybe that […]

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