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10 Common Standard Work Mistakes

October 12, 2018

Standard Work is a brilliantly simple concept. The current best practice for a process or activity is defined and then improved upon when...

9 of Our Favorite Performance Improvement Methods

August 31, 2018

We’re in the lucky position to have the opportunity to chat with leaders who are dedicated to organizational and employee performance...

8 Valuable Lean and Six Sigma Tools To Try

May 25, 2018

Six Sigma is a business management methodology that leverages a scientific approach to quality measurement with the aim of reducing...

Fundamental Process Control Chart Concepts

April 19, 2018

Statistical control charts are a useful tool for managing and improving all sorts of processes. They’ve been used in manufacturing for...

How to Share Standard Work

March 22, 2018

Standard Work is one of the bedrock elements of continuous improvement. In fact, Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System,...

8 Sure Fire Ways to Ruin a Kaizen Event

January 10, 2018

Kaizen events, also known as Rapid Improvement Events, are an effective way to tackle many difficult problems in short order. They can also...

9 Answers to the Most Common Questions About Gemba Walks

January 12, 2018

Maybe it is because it is a brand-new year, or perhaps it is the cold weather, but lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the ...

The Use of Control Charts for Non-Manufacturing Activities

April 17, 2019

Many of the continuous improvement tools and techniques that we write about in this blog originated in the manufacturing industry. This...