Blog Articles

Feb 22nd 2016

Lean in energy sector

Yes waste occurs even in generating energy! Yes, energy sector is also under pressure to reduce generation and distribution costs. Yes, lean principles work in energy sector. And, yes, lean is applied in energy sector. Read more…Read more

Feb 15th 2016

Do Lean and Six Sigma Work in Healthcare?

United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) employs around 1.6 million people with an annual budget of £136.7 billion.  Read this article to find out if Lean and Lean Six Sigma works in health services and the benefits of implementing these programmes.… Read more

Feb 8th 2016

Why no company is able to match Toyota’s success in lean management?

Organisations throughout the world embracing lean with varied success.  But according to Jim Womack, co-author of ‘The Machine that Changed the World’, practically no one is able to match Toyota’s success in lean management. Jim Womack says that many companies struggled with supplier management and lean management portion of the Toyota system based on policy deployment, A3 analysis, and standard work with kaizen.… Read more

Feb 1st 2016

Will the Chinese factories perform well in Western countries?

In this The New Yorker article, Jeffrey Rothfeder (author of Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company), argues that “no Western manufacturer can hope to compete on a global stage without adopting some version of lean production.” But unfortunately, Chinese management rarely encourage worker empowerment and innovation which are the core elements of lean.… Read more

Jan 25th 2016
Jan 18th 2016

Whose fault is it?

If you stand for 30 minutes in the queue for coffee, expecting to be in the queue only for five minutes, whose fault is it? Barista’s fault? System fault?  Or Management fault? Read more…Read more

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