During a recent client engagement, the client told us that their scrap rate was their biggest challenge and was the number one reason that they were struggling to be profitable. The runner-up was capacity within the shop processes, since they believed that running more jobs through the shop would make them more profitable. However, after… Read more »
in·no·va·tion ˌinəˈvāSH(ə)n/ noun noun: innovation the action or process of innovating. synonyms: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis,breakthrough; More a new method, idea, product, etc. plural noun: innovations “technological innovations designed to save energy” Innovation needs to be seen as a broad theme that permeates throughout much of a business’ other functions and… Read more »
Each of us has our daily routines and habits. Most of us go about them without giving much thought to the individual tasks or actions that we undertake. Have you ever changed your routine – either on purpose or in error – and realized just how much more you have to think about things and… Read more »
Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? Are orders being missed? Do you carry too much inventory? Is your lead time too long? If so, it may be time to go back to basics. Read on to learn about Dabbawala, a lunch box carrier company based in India, who has their… Read more »
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it… Read more »
What is the right approach to take when trying to implement continuous improvement within your organization? Hint: your people are a critical component.
In an increasingly competitive market, businesses have never been so heavily reliant on their people. But, are we helping them to perform at their best?
Almost all companies have several standard operating procedures in place to ensure that the workplace remains safe and that the quality, cost and delivery of products and services is controlled. But if yours is like most companies, you encounter at least the occasional challenge when it comes to compliance with SOPs, making them not quite as standard as they should be.