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  • 7 Tips to Reduce Lead Times
    2014-09-25T15:24:01.000Z
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    Regarding dictionaries, Lead Time is the delay between the initiation and execution of a process. We also can think of Lead Time as the delay between the initiation to produce something and the end of the production, if we take the production processes as a whole.
     
    But why is Lead Time so important? First of all, if we are able to reduce Lead Time our Stock and our Work in Process will be reduced, what means lower costs but also...
  • Lean Management for lean Times
    2014-09-25T15:03:56.321Z
     

    The still ongoing crisis has set new challenges for companies that have to lower prices in order to survive in an everyday wilder market, but keeping or even rising their benefits at the same time. Lean Management offers new opportunities and tools for that target.

     

    The following video shows the experiences and opinions of different members from an Italian company which is deploying different lean techniques and facing those new challenges successfully.

  • Lean Office
    2014-09-04T09:42:34.809Z
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    In our trainings , everybody understands perfectly the concept of “waste” and are able to cleary identify it thinking of a factory, but sometimes is hard to identify the wastes in an office environment. So what kind of wastes can we find in our offices?
     
    Let´s try to find them and start cleaning our office! And I am not talking about your drawers that obviously really need a hard job…
     
    1.- Defects
    What is a deffect? A final...
  • Implementing Lean: New Balance Case
    2014-08-08T10:51:36.024Z

     

    How would you like to get one of those results: 
     
    • Throughput time reduced from 8 days to 2 hours
    • Reject rate reduced from 3.65% to .7%
    • ETA from 76.2% to 99+%
    • Factory footprint from 100,000 sq.ft. to 66000 sq. ft.
    • Pairs per person increase of 25%
    • Reduced WIP inventory by $500K 
    • Established daily pull signal from finished goods warehouse to factory
    • Reduced finished goods inventory from 100K pair to 30K pair
    • Increased product availability percentage from 80% to...
  • Football & Business: Crisis? Chance to Change!
    2014-07-16T10:13:08.541Z
    Brazil!!!!
    After the Brazilian debacle in the world cup, it came to my mind plenty of examples of football teams which managed to get brilliant results after very Deep crisis, and unfortunately how other clubs just refused to learn any lesson.
     
    Let´s put as an example two football Clubs, Real Zaragoza and Real Sociedad , both historical clubs within Spanish football with a very similar number of trophies in their glass cabinets. In 2007 both teams where playing in the...
  • Football and Management
    2014-07-09T06:33:29.822Z
    Brazil 2014
    Since 1863 when football was formalized in the Freemason´s Tavern in London, football teams have handle with success concepts such as strategy, flexibility , results, leadership, talent, teambuilding, value, discipline…and dealt with the very visible hand of the supporters, who are the real final customers. Let´s remark that the first Industrial Revolution took place at the same time, so industry, business and football have developed together at the same time.
     
    The first thing that comes up to our mind...
  • In2effect Training Tour in Ukraine
    2014-07-07T11:32:34.731Z
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    In2effect Group of Companies performed the last two weeks of June a Corporative Training Tour in Ukraine, in which seven major companies and organizations were enrolled: Roshen , UkrSibbank , Danone , Prominvestbank , Gurt , Zaporozhtransformator and Interpipe .

     

    Our Ukrainian colleagues had the opportunity to get started in the Lean Six Sigma universe from the “White Belt” level. Added to the theoretical material, participants were actively involved thanks to the "Lean Trainer" a simulation game that helps...

  • Holding a warm cup of coffee makes us friendlier? Really!?
    2014-07-06T08:00:00.000Z
    • Holding a warm cup of coffee makes us friendlier
    • Red type on a test leads to poorer performance
    • A heavy clipboard can make your CV seem more impressive
    • Seeing a light bulb makes you think more creatively
    • Clean smells promote moral behavior
    • Wearing sunglasses makes us more liable to cheat
    • Sitting on a soft chair makes us more malleable in negotiations
    • Unpleasant tastes lead us to make harsher moral judgments
    • Sports teams wearing black are penalized more ... 
    Introducing the...
  • Lean Management and Bruce Lee
    2014-05-16T12:09:17.816Z
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    One of the terms we usually find in all kind of production and management literature is “Flexibility” . What does it mean and why is so important?
     
    Markets nowadays are very volatile, they change fast and what today is trendy, valid and at the vanguard, tomorrow is outdated and old fashioned. Customers have plenty of tools to get information and they can choose easily what they want, whenever they want and wherever they want, and just with a mouse...
  • Great TED video: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
    2014-05-16T11:06:55.430Z
    Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux.
     
    So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity."  (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)
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