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 »
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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 »
Whether we like it or not, most of us have a tendency to fall mostly into the camp of either structural leadership or entrepreneurial leadership. Some see the value in debating which is more effective, but the fact is that neither will work in all situations encountered by leaders in the workplace, and the most effective leaders are able to use some combination of the two.
With many new emerging technologies starting to take precedence, they can seem complicated and convoluted despite the potential advantages (and disadvantages) that they bring. Major companies are embracing the rapid pace of change and taking in these new technologies, this in turn, will create pressure on other companies to adapt to the new realities created… Read more »
Collaborative Construction is a hot topic today. It involves breaking down the barriers between companies working together on a construction project. In a true collaborative contract, each party must be open, honest and share their true costs and contingency amounts. That requires Trust! You may be concerned that if the other company knows your true… 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.