Welcome back to the third installment of our Book ClubPart 3: Assessing Performance Continuing our read of the book: Lean Six Sigma for Dummies by John Morgan and Martin-Brenig Jones, we are now continuing onto Part 3 of the book which consists of Chapters 6 to 8.Chapter 6 – Gathering Information One key Lean Six… Read more »
It started with an ARC In 2016, GO Productivity delivered an ARC (Assessment, Road-map and Coaching) to Oakville Stamping & Bending. The ARC, as it traditionally does, looked at establishing a focused productivity and innovation plan to help support the business, in the wake of a range of new growth opportunities that had presented themselves…. Read more »
How you view job-related training at your company is a big determiner of how engaged your employees are, how they feel when they come to work, and how able your company is to tackle productivity improvement projects. If you see training as purely an expense item, you’ll probably have employees who are disengaged at best,… Read more »
CAM Industrial dove into improving their processes with the ARC+ and improved their sales quote cycle time by 25%.
Welcome to the first installment of our Book Club. This week we will be starting our first segment on the book: Lean Six Sigma for Dummies by John Morgan and Martin Brenig-Jones. This week we will touch upon Part 1: Getting Started With Lean Six Sigma, which will comprise of Chapter 1: Defining Lean Six… Read more »
“Tomorrow, your job is to change the world into a better place. Today, your job is to see that everyone gets there.” ―Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky It’s very challenging balancing the hectic day-to-day demands of keeping your company afloat and visioning for the long-term future. Planning for the future without paying… Read more »
As Deming once said, “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” The Methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, and the combination of the two (Lean Six Sigma) were born in the manufacturing sector, but they are nothing new to the service sector. Healthcare, airlines, insurance, and… Read more »
In the last blog post, we discussed ways to ensure that your SOPs are standardized so that you can set the stage for better employee compliance. The next step is ensuring that these SOPs remain front and center in the minds of your employees so that compliance becomes second nature.
There are but four words needed to capture what’s going on in the Canadian business environment: change, complexity, uncertainty, fear. There are two words, though, on which we need to focus during even the darkest of days that will get us over the hump and into the future: hope and innovation. The ups and downs… Read more »
“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.” – Thomas S. Monson At GO Productivity, our focus is continuous improvement. But it isn’t just important to us, or the small and medium sized enterprises that we work with. In fact, it was extremely important to one of the forgotten founding fathers… Read more »