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Lean Leadership in Manufacturing

  Manufacturing leadership can easily become about nothing but processes, logistics, safety, and efficiency. If it’s your daily routine to circulate from your office to the boardroom and back again, that needs to be disrupted. Change Leadership requires the leader’s...

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Lean Principles to Lead Culture Process Involvement

      You look at your net profit and it’s not where it should be. You can feel the waste. So you decide to take some action. You’ve heard about Process Improvement, possibly at an HLH seminar or read “2 Second Lean.” You talk to your core team and they’re on board....

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What Daily Process Improvement Looks Like in Construction

Process Improvement is at its best when it doesn’t look like much. We often fall into the trap of needing expensive equipment or consultants to save money, and in the end it costs us money. Rule of thumb: real change needs to develop from inside. If you try to force...

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What Daily Process Improvement Looks Like in Manufacturing

Process Improvement is at its best when it doesn’t look like much. We often fall into the trap of needing expensive equipment or consultants to save money, and in the end it costs us money. Rule of thumb: real change needs to develop from inside. If you try to force...

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4 Ways to Build Process Improvement Into the Culture of Your Construction Company

In a quest for success, the construction industry has been making rapid strides over the past several decades to build process improvement into their culture. For many companies, the journey has not been an easy one. Take for example the case of 116-year old Turner Construction Company. Company management says that the only reason they became a global entity was by incorporating principles of process improvement. They focused on planning and collaborating which resulted in an uninterrupted workflow, minimizing waste and maximizing use of time.

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4 Ways Manufacturers can Start a Culture of Process Improvement

To get a winning hockey team you need to get started and be steady. Stay fixed on the long game and institute a multiyear process focused entirely on building a strong team culture. Turn individual stars into team contributors and support your approach by choosing metrics that measure the right things. It’s not so different than what you need to do on the manufacturing floor. Here are four ways you can start coaching your team toward a culture of process improvement.

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Introduction to Culture Process Improvement

Make Process Improvement Stick by Re-Thinking “Change Management” There is a distinct difference between change management and change leadership. We often hear stories from organizations who have embraced process improvement (and we certainly have our own), and many...

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How to Reduce Deadly Waste in Professional Services: Motion

Healthcare is a famously motion-intense industry, with entire spin-off industries of comfortable shoes springing up to service the nurses, doctors, and support staff who are always on the move. Your clinic may not be as big as a hospital, but the same rules of motion apply.

Like all process improvement, communication is key. Ask your people their ideas and genuinely listen when they offer them. Their idea could save you money and, even if it doesn’t, the fact that they’re taking the effort to tell you is a sign that you’re on the right track.

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