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The Development & Use of the PDSA Cycle of Improvement

January 20, 2022

The PDSA cycle is a popular approach to process improvement because of its simultaneous simplicity and effectiveness. Although it started...

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Management: Which Style is Best?

December 27, 2021

John Shook, president of the Lean Enterprise Institute, is among those who describe Lean or the Toyota Production System as being neither...

9 Easy to Deploy Continuous Quality Improvement Tools

November 24, 2021

Quality management programs are often associated with large organizations, such as automotive manufacturing or large healthcare systems....

Answers to Common Questions about the Lean Management System

September 28, 2021

The Lean Management System is a popular business process methodology that started in the manufacturing sector but quickly spread to...

32 Business Process Improvement Examples to Guide Your Efforts

September 21, 2021

One of the biggest challenges we hear from organizations that are new to structured business process improvement is that it is hard to...

How To Reduce Waste with More Productive Meetings

October 20, 2020

Even before the pandemic, most American workers felt that they were being forced into wasteful or even counterproductive meetings...

The Improvement Project Version of 20 Questions

June 3, 2020

I'm sure you've all played the game 20 questions. The goal of the traditional parlor game is to uncover an object chosen by one player by...

Bonus Insights You Get from Digital Continuous Improvement

March 13, 2020

When we chat with people about making the switch to digital continuous improvement, many of the benefits are immediately apparent. People...

5 Easy Improvement Ideas to Get Ready for 2020

December 27, 2019

I’m not sure about you, but at this time of the year, I don’t feel like tackling any major new projects. There seem to be a ton of...