How to Bring your Kaizen Team to The Top

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Inevitably most, if not all, Kaizen or Rapid Improvement Teams encounter problems along the way as they transform identified current state conditions into new and improved future state conditions. Typically this occurs once the current state value stream map is completed and analysis of the information begins. The problems can be an array of issues such as: poor frequency and …

Improvements Take Too Long!

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“Our improvements take too long!” This is the mantra of many executives I have met, of every employee I have met. Let’s face it everything takes too long. Everything except vacations, holidays and entertainment events that is. So why does ‘it’ take so long? There are a variety of reasons most of which we continue to research at Juran. Year …

How To Plan For Exponential Success

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Strategic planning is an organization’s process for defining long-term direction. This process also includes making decisions on allocating resources to pursue this direction. Many organizations struggle with the development, deployment, or maintenance of strategic plans, which can happen for a variety of reasons. In our upcoming webinar on August 24th, we’ll be covering the 6 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning …