Getting Back to Basics in Quality Improvement

Essential for survival, a strategy of getting your organization back to basics can make the difference in obtaining significant bottom line results. How do you build quality in your company? By applying 5 basic principles, your company can experience significant improvements in a short period of time.  At Quality Manufacturing Associates, we train and consult on continuous quality.. read more →

How to Start a Real World Lean Transformation by Live Simulation

Visions of reducing inefficiencies for real-world Lean transformation in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations are only the tip of the iceberg.   Imagine what a live workplace simulation workshop can do for your organization. A couple of questions are often asked: “Why does anyone need Lean?” and “Would the time and expense of a.. read more →

Developing a Listening Culture

In a previous post “Leadership and a Trusting Culture”   I talked about the importance of developing trust as a critical component of  managing change in any organization. To build trust, leaders must first develop listening skills. Team members must know that their ideas will be heard and given proper consideration. The synergies to be.. read more →

Making Change Happen

Things never stay the same.  They get better or they get worse. Left to their own devices, organizations will deteriorate.  To effect change and move an organization in a positive direction, leaders must plan, share, and act on those plans. Sustainable change requires that the organizational culture be receptive to the desired change.  The culture itself may require.. read more →

New Year Improvements

The New Year is time for new beginnings and building from our past successes. The business world requires us to continually improve. A public corporation needs to shows growth in earnings from quarter to quarter and year to year.  A private company needs to improve just to keep up with increasing competition.  Even non-profits and.. read more →