LinkedIn Post: Business Strategy and Clothes Dryers
TAGS: bill parcells | blitz | business strategy | clothes dryer | consulting | delivery | lean | linkedin | post | quality | sports As a follow-up to my recent post on the importance of business strategy, I published my first LinkedIn post on Sunday equating the settings of a clothes dryer to the …Continue reading →
ASQ Influential Voices: Why is Strategy Important?
TAGS: asq | bill troy | blitz | consulting | cost | delivery | hoshin | influential voices | kanri | lean | operations | planning | priority | process | quality | safety | sports | sqdc boards | strategy This month’s entry from ASQ’s A View From The Q blog, written by ASQ CEO Bill Troy, centers around strategy – specifically, what is the purpose of strategy and how …Continue reading →
Standardized Work – Speed vs. Consistency
TAGS: blitz | consistent | continuous improvement | defects | delivery | efficiency | goods | improve | lean | mow | operations | process | productivity | results | rising tide lifts boats | root cause | services | six sigma | speed | sports | stable | standardized | step | teach | vital | work It’s safe to say that it’s ideal to have processes move as fast and consistently as possible. Speed and consistency are two big contributing factors toward productivity and efficiency. But …Continue reading →
Restocking Points and Gas Tanks
TAGS: blitz | car | cheap | delivery | excess | fuel | gasoline | gauge | inventory | jug | kanban | lean | low | operations | price | process | pull | reorder | restock | six sigma | sports | stockout An excellent example of restocking/reorder points (with pull or kanban systems) is your car’s gas tank. Here’s why. There’s a maximum amount of product you can stock – when the …Continue reading →