Herding Sheep can improve our time in the Work Place

Building the Best Team in Your Field

Building the Best Team in Your Field

Share: Today I swapped the heels for a pair of muddy boots and spent some time in a field with a flock of sheep at […]

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Finding out about Lean manufacturing consultancy. An Outsider’s View.

Lego Building for team work and learning about production

Lego Building for team work and learning about production

Share: A few weeks ago I took on a marketing role with EMS Cognito and decided the best way to understand what we do is […]

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Spring into action with Workplace Organisation

declutter with improvement tool 5S

declutter with improvement tool 5S

Share: Going for a walk at the weekend I was reminded that winter is almost over and spring is trying to emerge. I find this […]

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Good Operations Teams Succeed?  

Share:   “Well done everybody! Really pulled that out of the bag there!” “Thank you team! Great effort to meet targets there.” “Curry on me […]

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The Role of a Manager in a Lean Company

Share: The role of the manager sees the largest change when a company starts to implement lean. This can be very unsettling as the manager […]

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Bend over here it comes again! BOHICA: An introduction to introducing something new.

Share: “Oh no, they are back, the managers have been in a room for a day and now they are smiling, I bet I will […]

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Facilities Management – Early adopters of Lean RCM will be the winners

Facilities Management providers have yet to adopt a Lean RCM approach and are missing a golden opportunity to double their profit margins. However not all the facilities management companies can realise this opportunity as only those first past the post will get a share of the benefits.

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How Root Cause Analysis can help predict the future?

I am often asked “Is the right strategy to start applying root cause analysis at the beginning of an improvement journey and get some quick wins or wait until a thorough reliability strategy is in place to reduce the need for root cause analysis”… In other words, is it better to let the equipment fail and learn from that or put more effort into preventing the failures in the first place?

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Tackling Resistance to Change – Is your organisation ready?

Millions of pounds are invested annually in change programmes – in process improvements, lean transformation and asset reliability – all in pursuit of cost reduction, improved efficiency and longer-term profitability.

But, before you embark on a costly, if necessary, change exercise you may want to find out to what extent the people in your organisation are ready for it. After all, they are the ones who need to understand the reasons behind your change effort so that they can embrace your ideas and implement them. To be sustainable, change needs to happen across all levels of an organisation. It is only by opening up lines of communication between practitioners and managers and between different functions that attitudes can change and new ways of working can be adopted.

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