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How To Apply 5S: Work Station -

How to Apply 5S: Work Station

5S is a fundamental pillar of a Lean deployment. The 5S exercise captures core principles of the Lean philosophy that facilitate the extension and development of a lasting lean implementation. Think of it as the foundation upon which a house is built upon. While some think of it as a…

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Using A SIPOC To Leverage Control And Influence -

Using a SIPOC to Leverage Control and Influence

We spend countless time in meetings discussing roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. Yet, I find managers and associates still have misunderstandings about what they’ve been asked to do and what it is they are responsible for. A tool I use when implementing Lean Six Sigma that leaders, managers and associates have…

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Lean Six Sigma And The Cost Of Poor Quality -

Lean Six Sigma and the Cost of Poor Quality

As we near the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it is important for us to remain ever vigilant of the icebergs in our midst. In working with a large government agency who is facing severe budget pressures, I discovered that one of their biggest challenges in dealing…

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