One of the frameworks I see in place is to simply extend the existing compliance framework over Robotics. I can see the attraction in this – it’s less effort as you’re not changing the approach to compliance – therefore it shouldn’t ruffle (too many) feathers.
The biggest fear seems to be about people. The human impact of Robotics. This is perfectly understandable – if robots can replace people – what need will companies have for people in the future?
Lately I’ve been reading posts and articles about how Lean and innovation aren’t compatible. I think I understand where this is coming from, but I think this misunderstands the point a little.
Some people are attempting to ‘be lean’ whilst being innovative. Typically, this means they are trying to keep innovation costs down and eliminate waste from the innovation process.
We’d be sitting in a restaurant and I’d wait for the inevitable comment about the curtains or the colour scheme.
Lean in an Office is different from lean in Manufacturing
Lean has its roots in Manufacturing, so it follows that many consulting firms also have their roots in consulting for Manufacturing. Read More
Here are the results of every Customer Satisfaction survey ever.
If you’re thinking of implementing some Customer Surveys, I’m going to save you some time…
Almost all companies want a culture of continuous improvement (CI) – yet so few have it. Why is that then?
Here are our top 5 reasons that prevent you from creating a culture of CI:
1.You don’t invest in training people
Improvement is a skill like any other. Some people have a bit of a natural gift for it – most of us need to be trained. It doesn’t have to be expensive in this day and age and the return on investment you’ll get will far exceed the training cost. It’s also far cheaper to have a Lean Six Sigma training provider deliver the training at your workplace.
I’d just started a new assignment and was given the task of understanding what was driving lead time in an IT service centre. DMAIC was the chosen method and there was an expectation that data would be the basis for identifying root cause. There was only one thing for it……I must have Minitab!