Andrew Parr


  • In my experience motivation is over-rated.  Just get on with doing something and if it goes well the motivation will take care of itself.  Better to be resilient in the face of set backs than to be motivated.

    Set yourself a plan with some time based milestones and get on with it.

      8 months ago

  • @KatieBarry  – my bad, too busy rushing to answer and not reading the whole thread fully. 1 year, 1 month ago

  • Will mail you from mine shortly. 1 year, 1 month ago

  • @jaimie.slater  you are in the right place as @katiebarry suggests.


    I think @michael.cyger has contributed an article suggesting a number of stellar books on the Lean Six Sigma topic on here somewhere too.


      1 year, 1 month ago

  • @Loveness that link goes nowhere, unfortunately.  Do you have an email? 1 year, 1 month ago

  • This attached planning sheet helps me to focus.  I hope it helps you too!


    If you combine completing it with the help @rbutler has provided you should be in the right area! 1 year, 3 months ago

  • Thank you. I had feeling it might be. Deleted now.


    @rbutler I hope you are well and staying safe! 1 year, 5 months ago

  • Hi @katiebarry or @michaelcyger

    I am becoming confused by the fact that each morning when I check my phone I have an email from the site that says “rejoicviuy wants to add you as a friend” but every time I log on to have a look there is no sign of a friend request.


    Am I doing something wrong or is some one trying to scam my…[Read more]

  • Have you looked at the details on here. For example,

    and other material that Michael @michaelcyger and Mike @mikecarnell have contributed?

      1 year, 7 months ago

  • @Mike-Carnell  @MBBinWI .  I was thinking of forming a new all encompassing accreditation organisation I am calling the “Association of Pragmatic, Enthusiastic, Sociable, Highly Intelligent Teamsters Improvement Organisation” or APESHIT Improvement Organisation for short.

    I think $100 a year subscription should be good.  Would you guys promote th…[Read more]

  • @MBBinWI seems @stephanieareid is suggesting all your experience just got up and left my friend! 1 year, 8 months ago

  • @samred  I used to have the same problem but I had my “light bulb” moment when I linked my SIPOC up with the other tools and really started to understand that all it does is give clarity to what goes in and what comes out.  That is important because in simplistic terms all your process does is transform your inputs into outputs (give or take a f…[Read more]

  • Apart from my grammatical error confusing “their” and “there”, it just occurred to me that your measures aren’t explicit in terms of your Key Performance Indicators.  Should you be looking at number of deliveries inside a specific timescale?  Or do you have different measures of success?


    Still an opinion! 1 year, 8 months ago

  • Bill, you have the “how do you eat an elephant” problem. You need to break this down into something more manageable. I don’t know your business but it looks like you have many of the same problems we have here so I’d recommend you look at splits by Geographical area, by Depots possibly (if you have them and drivers start from their each day), by…[Read more]

  • @sharmin

    I have a template I have had since my Black Belt training that details everything being handed over and I make it a big thing with a formal hand-over and a celebration so people are aware of the significance of our achievements together.  That way they are more likely to do those BAU tasks that make a difference e.g. following an Out of…[Read more]

  • Sorry, had to get that out there.


    @KayKL, I wish you every success in your venture.

    You will need a portfolio of work you have already completed, some testimonials and a large network of supporters to use and try to open some doors.  That generally is how consulting works although, you may want to look at how to do your own PR to get your…[Read more]

  • The Queen is German though………………


      2 years ago

  • @aayanbule You’ve now changed from “Gamekeeper to Poacher” in some respects.  Rather than bring problems that need solving you’re now the “Problem Solver in Chief”.

    Qualifications will get you through some doors but solving problems is your measure of success.  To do that you need to understand them, facilitate the experts (the people working t…[Read more]

  • Daniel, an interesting choice.  Here in the UK a national car hire Company no longer buys spare wheels with their cars as they are so rarely used.  Apparently, nationally it saved them £5 million (around $6 million) in the first year.


      2 years, 1 month ago

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