“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay” – Henry Ford
Using Consultants – DOs and DON’Ts
Organisations use consultants for a variety of reasons. Some hire consultants to facilitate the enhancement of productivity, quality, and other performance imperatives. Others hire consultants to provide solutions to specific problems or to provide specialised expertise.
Making Lean Manufacturing Stick
Lean Manufacturing is increasingly being adopted in most industry sectors. Those that do lean correctly stand to benefit tremendously. Look up any successful organisation and chances are they have rolled out and sustained lean or a close derivative. So why do some companies have such a hard time with lean?
The PDCA Change Management System
Change is inevitable as well as Important. But it’s never easy. Trying anything new can be a risky proposition. Where many people work together, getting them all on-board, motivated and aligned towards a common objective can be a challenge. Fortunately, there is a way around this. PDCA has an excellent tried and tested change management methodology.
Difference Between Six Sigma Belts
Six Sigma competencies have been named after Japanese martial arts ‘belts’; Yellow, Green, and Black Belt. There is often confusion as to what these belts mean exactly in Six Sigma and what belt competency one should aim for.