How a Lean Consulting Firm Can Focus Your Manufacturing Company’s Leadership Development Strategy

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If "leadership development" seems like a buzzword to you with little actual meaning, maybe you need to look to lean strategies. For manufacturing businesses especially--which are suffering heavily from the brain-drain impact of people retiring during today’s mass Baby Boomer exodus--it's crucial to identify top talent and onboard new hires that have the potential to really grow the business
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Using True North to Align Healthcare Stakeholder Messaging: Clinical, Administrative, and Regulatory

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While I work with companies across industries, few organizations have as much at stake around communication as hospitals. Not only does communication impact their financial performance and regulatory compliance–but people’s lives are on the line. Consider the case of one hospital that was restructuring their entire community through lean initiatives and, until recently, were experiencing issues communicating the same message across their network of vari
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Improving Retail Food Sales Performance: How Lean Consulting Supports Better In-Store Performance

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With a new year underway, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to improve performance--both mine and that of customers. Complete overhauls are often hard. They take tremendous willpower, commitment, and planning. However, incremental improvements can take your achievements and performance to a whole new level. Following the right process leads to the best outcomes. For example, making a daily gym trip your process leads to weig
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Integrating Lean Into Your Facility Design for Metals Manufacturing

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In a fascinating discussion with a colleague, I got an inside look at how lean design is playing a critical role for today’s metals manufacturing companies. Poorly designed metals plants simply don’t thrive—and in fact, can hamstring the businesses that they support. Consider this case study: a local shipbuilding company was designing a new manufacturing plant that was far different from the traditional facilities they were working in. Their processes had become in
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