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“We have successfully used Lean in manufacturing and the supply chain, and we recognized there was a wealth of opportunity beyond the manufacturing floor for the application of lean. We wanted to find someone who had an experience base with business support processes to bring lean to that audience of our company. Shelley provided us that credible source. She brought numerous examples from her experience about how lean principles and tools apply to office and service operations, and helped translate employee questions to show them how the principles applied to what they do.”

Jesse Shearin,
Director of Enterprise Excellence
PPG Industries Inc.

 

Only Strategic Projects Get Resourced: Case Study

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This mid-sized B2C has a strong CEO with clear values. The number one value is that whatever the company does must benefit the customer. The CEO defines the vision and strategy and he and the execs turn the strategies into projects. They know there are only a small number of projects they can work on. […]

What Next? Starting, Growing or Killing Process Improvement

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Knowing where the organization is in its process improvement journey is important, so you start from where you are and keep moving forward. This article addresses three different stages–starting, growing, and killing process improvement and looks at three different areas for success.

STARTING:

Are you ready to look at your work from a customer’s perspective? […]

Laying the Foundation for Continuous Improvement, Phase One – Part 1

Guest Blog

Guest Blog

By Lisa Meschi

Many organizations begin to emphasize continuous improvement (CI) in times of economic downfall to eliminate any potential waste, but we were different—we created our CI effort because we were thriving, and we wanted to sustain our success as we continued to grow and expand.

Our company specializes in genetics […]

Setting up a BPM Measurement System - Part 1 of 3

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Do you know how each process is performing right now in your organization? And if you’ve improved a particular process do you know if you achieved the level of improvement you wanted? It’s necessary to quantify data to be able to answer these two questions and provide objective ways to measure process and level of […]

Can Changing Your Culture Be a Quick Win?

There’s another way to create culture change says Jason Bingham, a vice president at Trane North American and author of Cultureship: The ACBs of Business Leadership. Instead of using a change management approach for a transformation which takes three to ten years, Bingham says begin with

a culture survey and an employee engagement survey

These […]