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July 3, 2017
Traditional Accounting & Lean & World Class Manufacturing Implementation

Implementing the World Class (Lean) Enterprise – Why Traditional Accounting Approaches Get in the Way, and What to do about it In the June 2003 installment of Lean Culture, I suggested a series of “barriers to change” in the implementation of lean or world-class manufacturing, with the #3 barrier being traditional accounting/metrics. Traditional accounting–a powerful […]

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July 3, 2017
The Skinny on Lean Six Sigma

As a developer and instructor for Villanova University’s LSS online program (www.villanovau.com), I get a lot of questions about how lean and Six Sigma work together. This topic is treated in the first chapter of a new book I co-authored, LSS Primer, published by the Quality Council of Indiana (www.qualitycouncil.com), a summary of which follows. A […]

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July 3, 2017
The Missing Link in Leadership

There are two key management skills that seem to be missing in every management training program in most colleges and organizations that provide management training–the missing links, if you will, as follows: The importance of immediate practical application and how to use new skills Knowing where to focus the organization’s people in the application of […]

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July 3, 2017
The Art of Mapping - Process vs. Value Stream

Deciding between process or value stream I teach operational excellence with lean and Six Sigma techniques together, and there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding process mapping (common in Six Sigma and quality system techniques) and value stream mapping (VSM) (associated with a lean approach). Both tools are completely valid for documenting processes […]

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July 3, 2017
Stop the CRAZY Waste

Here’s a startling, even crazy, fact. The average organization WASTES between 30% and 70% of its money every day. That’s like taking 30 to 70 cents of every dollar you spend for running the organization and throwing it in the trash. A bit crazy, eh? Now, before you get all crazy in protest, I must […]

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July 3, 2017
SCM and LSS Convergence IV APICS Supply Chain Management and Lean Six Sigma

How does your organization stack up on the continuum describing best practices in the convergence of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS)? In this fourth in a series of progressive articles on this topic, I will continue expanding on the blending of current and future best practices in SCM and LSS with […]

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July 3, 2017
SCM and LSS Convergence II Supply Chain Management and Lean Six Sigma

In the second of a series of progressive articles on this topic, I will continue expanding on the blending of current and future Supply Chain Management (SCM) with Lean Six Sigma (LSS) best practices. During design and planning of the supply chain, there are many intersect of LSS, and we will continue examining some of […]

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July 3, 2017
Process Mapping or Value Stream Mapping – Which to Use

I teach lean and Six Sigma techniques together, and there seems to be a lot of questions around the differences between Process Mapping (common in Six Sigma and quality system techniques) and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) (associated with a lean approach). More questions revolve around “which is better?” and “which should I use in a […]

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July 3, 2017
Problem Solving 101

In the last column, I introduced a simple way to identify the areas of concern that will get everyone excited about making changes. The next step involves formulating a plan of attack to resolve the problems. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) offers a bevy of structured problem-solving tools. Here I will share with you one I […]

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