Process improvement

Improving processes using lean, six sigma, problem soling and chnage management techniques and tools.

Improving Productivity Through Good Measurement

on In my last blog post, I talked about three steps to improving productivity in made-to-order manufacturing environments. These steps were: Establish standard processes using standard inputs Ensuring information and manufacturing flows Automate or Autonomate In this article I want to explore the step carried out prior to any of these, that was briefly touched upon Read More...

Data: Your Source of Answers

on A lot of companies record a lot of data.  Financial information, orders, process data, people data, quality data, outcome data.  This data is often used to check whether things are OK or not. What about using this data to answer those questions we’d love to answer? Such questions include: Why is my rework so high? Read More...

How big should your company be?

on As companies grow and employ more staff, the dynamics change. Everything is different when there are 25 employees as opposed to 6.  In the dot com era, the fast growing companies that were spinouts from large companies really enjoyed their freedom to act.  Then, as they grew, they found the maximum number of employees they Read More...

Demystifying Six Sigma

on It’s a problem-solving technique with proven results, yet Six Sigma is sometimes equated with using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. However, if you get to grips with working inside its structure and understand the tools it employs, Six Sigma can transform the performance of your business. So, how does it work? There are three Read More...