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 →

Lean: Is It All or Nothing?

Lean: Is It All or Nothing? – Manufacturing Executive Community- Question posted originally on: http://www.manufacturing-executive.com/message/2637 Enrique’s answer: A company can often obtain small gains by utilizing the Lean tools.  For instance, using 5S to organize the shop floor results in immediate gains in productivity and accident prevention.  However, sustainability of the improvements depends on the.. read more →

Change

Change is the most frequently used buzzword these days. In the business world, the need for positive change has been widely recognized for many years. Change and its management has been the main ingredient in strategic thinking of successful organizations, whether in the form of continuous incremental improvement, or as innovation and breakthrough. World-class organizations.. read more →