To avoid the frustration and wasted time and money spent on efforts that go nowhere, there are nine steps an organization must follow to implement process improvement projects and make change last over the long haul. Continue reading Sustaining Change
Not since the Regional Renaissance Initiative debacle has so much study group brainpower, City and County elected official political muscle, and high powered civic leadership influence been employed to promote a governmental change. For some reason these folks have become besotted with the hopelessly ill-conceived non-solution of merging the City and County governments. Continue reading Push for City-County Merger Continues Despite Flaws and Opportunities
At the core of Lean is distinguishing value added from non-value added activities. Fundamental to this is for each step in creating and delivering a product or service to see identify their internal customers and the final customer. These relationships are central to meeting the needs of the customer.
Continue reading Tips on Identifying Non-Value Added Activities
The adage of properly defining the problem is the most important part of solving the problem is central to six sigma or any project solving or project management system.
I’m always on the lookout for practical examples of process improvement tools being used and found on during our recent trip. This applied use of Kano is important to note.
Continue reading Pillow Menu II: Using Kano to reduce costs AND improve customer satisfaction
While consolidation might be part of the solution, any district, governmental entity or small business can reduce its costs, becoming more efficient and effective by improving their processes.
“The issue for public schools is to garner appropriate savings in the support areas to shift resources to their core mission of educating kids.”
In the last three years, Seagoe has reduced assembly line stoppages by 89 per cent. It has also cut the number of units needing reworked on the assembly line by 35 per cent and has reduced steel wastage by 60 per cent. The company has also saved more than £100,000 through energy efficiency programmes. Continue reading Productivity Improvements Can Save Millions