How often have you wondered why, when you tried to change a part of your business it didn’t have the full impact you expected? Maybe it was a new revised process or new organisation structure or an improved manufacture operation. If business improvement is about anything it’s about using data to change or progress. Every Read More...on
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Is digital transformation the a silver bullet to solve all business problems? It certainly seems to be presented as such in some quarters. “Digital transformation is 30 per cent technology and 70 per cent people” I came across this quote Chris Dobbrow, vice president of Augury, and a champion of digital transformation in manufacturing. He Read More...on
When “the way we have always done it” isn’t causing any problems and the system is coping, there’s very little incentive to make changes. But when things start to go wrong and no one is sure why, it’s time to review the processes and look for improvements. This is a common situation that WLP are Read More...on
McDonalds are trail blazers for the digital technology revolution. They have lead the way in the adoption of self-service technology and have transformed the general perception of kiosks and touch screens. There are three lessons that other customer facing organisations can learn from the McDonalds revolution and it began by McDonalds recognising the problems they Read More...on
Conversations within a business have added value when admin is something that just happens without discussion, freeing talk for the subjects that matter. At WLP we had evolved a hybrid paper-digital management system that had served our needs and met the requirements of ISO 9001. However, the system was distributed locally across multiple locations within Read More...on
Being part of a long supply chain can be fraught with difficulties – often thanks to product demand. As a cog in such a system, you may have experienced large peaks and troughs in manufacturing loads and inventories. This issue is known as the Forrester Effect. In the Covid-19 era has happened in microchips in Read More...on
It is important that Behavioral or Behavioural characteristics of a consultant organisations are correct to achieve success for clients. Knowledge, good knowledge of the issues and the client’s business and keeping it jargon free are important.. Read More...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...on
Why to use a consultant independent strategic review strengthen alterations to processes implementation Read More...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...on