Many owners leave the figures to “The Finance Manager” and/or look at the amount that the business owes and what is owed to them because that is all they feel they need to know. It may be hard to believe even today that many owners do not show a great deal of interest or really Read More...on
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One of the best methods of measuring how well a production line is running is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). To help explain how OEE works, below is an example. Example I have a plant that I know runs at 10 tes per hour when everything is great. It runs 24 hours a day. That means in theory I Read More...on
5S is one of many Lean tools out there. Often misinterpreted as “just housekeeping” it is one of the foundations of Lean. The overall aim of 5S is to reduce waste, optimise productivity and increase profitability. Do you work in an area that is used by more than just yourself? How frustrated do you get when you want Read More...on
An SME business using a Sage ERP application was being driven by major customers to adopt e-Commerce for Invoicing and Sales Orders. They were concerned at the initial high cost of the solution offered by their IT support provider and the board decided to seek independent “business and technology” advice. Our accredited experts worked closely Read More...on
With 10,000 invoices received annually from external homecare agencies, this project was aimed at improving BVPI8, relating to the timely payment of invoices. The difficulty of reconciling invoices and management information was causing late payment and putting undue pressure on smaller providers. Lean Six Sigma and other techniques were used to understand the process and Read More...on