@farisrodhi, maybe this would work:
a) Talk to accounting to see what is the current rate (per kWh) you are paying for electricity – during normal working hours. Watch out: rates can be different at different times of day.
b) Spend several hours during n…[Read more]
“I want to fix business processes using problem-solving tools and data analysis!” said no child, ever.
CI just isn’t one of those occupations that people dream about early in life like being an astronaut, fireman or, in the case of my son when he saw the Times Square ball drop for the first time, a confetti engineer. So I think pretty much…[Read more]
When I first read this topic and saw the comments from luminaries such as Mike and Mike, I realize that don’t have a whole lot to add except that you should try to avoid audits if at all possible. Audits alone will create a whole new bureaucracy in the organization. You want to be able to establish key performance metrics (financial…[Read more]
In a previous article, “Kaizen ADHD Therapy Using Continuous Improvement: Tools to Keep Employees Continuously Occupied,” we discussed what a Kaizen event is, focusing on how to organize and scope the event. […]
Michael, you pose some interesting questions. My gut tells me that many of the tools of Lean, including Kaizen, evolved from other effective practices for accomplishing stuff quickly with limited resources. Many […]
Thanks for that. Our intent was to help practitioners smell it before they see it.
Great comment, those are definitely words to Kaizen by and I think “can be successful” is the operative phrase here. There is no perfect solution to eliminate the risk of a failed Kaizen event but the points you […]
And I must admit (without regret) that only Mr. Carnell possesses the profound wisdom needed to fully articulate the choice of ADHD in the title. I can tell you that it bears some relationship to the comment […]
Javier, I think that your point of view is shared by many others. But I have to disagree. In my experience the fact that Kaizen has a reputation for being more “simple” in its application than Six Sigma is one […]
Maybe you should consider leaning-out the cube rearrangement process. 8 years, 2 months ago
You pose many questions rolled into one post here and as usual they all come down to what do you want to know?. Judging by the title of your post, you seem to want to estimate an expected number passengers lost from any given flight. But if all you want to do is determine the likelihood that a flight will have an inaccurate cou…[Read more]
Match.com is a substitute for dating; PI is a substitute for otj experience. Both work really well (I’ve heard) in some situationa and I am sure they have failed now and then too. Im not seeing a good substitute for good mentoring and building an effective management system around deployment of the belts. If you have a successful belt in the…[Read more]
I know for you the horse is dead but before it rots, I wanted to develop a theme that Gary brought up here as he hit on an often-overlooked reason for the sudden rise in popularity in the BB job description in the late 90s: the business world was sending a message to the academic world that degreed professional curricula do not prepare students…[Read more]
There are people who say that Six Sigma is dead that it has no value in modern business culture. But these people are mistaking growth and evolution for complete departure. It is true that aspects of Six Sigma h […]
The value and impact that a solid Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) approach can bring to an IT business is well known. While many organizations understand the relationship between DFSS and their own project management […]
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