Appropriate Targets

May 21 2013

I wrote a few weeks ago about Alex Ferguson’s retirement and how he had focused on building an institution rather than just winning the game or the season. In most sports, managers & coaches do not set targets of a […]

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May 21, 2013 - 2 Comments - Leadership, Lean

Perfection or PDCA?

Apr 30 2013

I’ve had a few conversations over the last few weeks with people starting out on their journey & assuming that each change they make will be the last on that particular aspect of their business. One firm thought that the […]

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April 30, 2013 - (0) comments - Lean, PDCA, Standards

Where to start your Lean journey?

Apr 17 2013

I’ve read numerous articles and books that provide a road-map to Lean success. Many of them prescribe a particular approach to beginning your journey down the path to being Lean. First off, to me and many of my industry colleagues, lean is […]

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April 17, 2013 - (0) comments - Lean

Lean & the Balanced Scorecard

Mar 12 2013

Over the last few years I’ve lost count of the times I have heard the term “balanced scorecard” used to describe a set of metrics when in reality what they have is a mix of measures that they think are […]

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March 12, 2013 - (0) comments - Lean

How Much is Enough?

May 09 2011

Surely there comes a point where the cost of achieving greater efficiency/reduced waste/loss is greater than the cost associated with the waste/loss? As a Lean/TPM consultant I would never say so, but does there come a point when it is […]

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May 09, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership, Lean

Short Termism

Mar 29 2011

OK, it’s probably not technically a word but I’ve been dying to write this for a few days now. I’ve had to put it off for several reasons, one being the title itself, I can’t be seen to be too […]

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March 29, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership, Lean

I Can’t Drive 55

Feb 24 2011

I think I’ll stick with my song title Blog titles – it may be driving more traffic to my site (puns intended). A growing debate has been happening in my head over the last few days. When we want something […]

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February 24, 2011 - (0) comments - Change, Leadership, Lean