8 ways why batching is bad for your business

One of the most common questions we get when reviewing a process: “What’s wrong with batching? I can produce so

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How many of the 50 Best Practices for Process Excellence has your company implemented?

Lee Pollock and Mark Kiemele are authors of a new book, Reversing the Culture of Waste – 50 Best Practices to

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Reducing your time might seem like lean, but you can easily anger your customers

Lean is about increasing value to your customer. Often times, this requires you to eliminate waste in the process. However,

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We don’t need any help, we are already lean!

“Lean and Six Sigma are only for manufacturing organizations!”“Our processes/company is unique, so that won’t work here!”“We’re already lean because

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Cost savings from process improvements can be misleading

I’ve been to many conferences, and have seen lots of companies claim cost savings and metric improvements that are very

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Annoying tourist photos have wrong business model with lots of waste!

While on vacation recently, we were overwhelmed by the number of attractions with a photographer service, who make you take

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Don’t “check the box” with soft improvement tools

We recently were reminded of a problem that comes up every so often in regards to process improvement tools. The

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