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So what’s the fascination with price?

Firstly, I do appreciate that all companies should, indeed must, look to minimise their cost of goods. However, in recent times I have witnessed an increasing focus by purchasing departments on price and price alone. Much of this price focus … Continue reading

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Marginal Gains – is this the new Lean or is it just another fad??

Matthew Syed -Black Box Thinking, could this be the next Lean? (probably not, but it’s a good start). Books

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So when you say Lean, do you really mean L.A.M.E.??

Mark Graban is a friend of mine and a long time advocate and practitioner of Lean, in his blog article, he addresses some misconceptions with Lean. I couldn’t agree more with his words so I will let him speak uncommented; … Continue reading

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Creating the Process from Pilot to Launch and Beyond

A case study from our M.D.’s early days in Production Management It’s not all about machinery and processes.. Case Study L4B Chartex

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How green is your warehouse? – WHAT!!!!

I was emailed by a team from one of the London Boroughs inviting me to attend ‘A 1-day high level conference on how to green your warehouse?‘ I replied to the email saying that they were really asking the wrong … Continue reading

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A study of the …

A study of the top 50 game changing innovations over a 100 year period showed that nearly 80% of those innovations were sparked by someone whose primary expertise was outside the field in which the innovation breakthrough took place. http://www.digitalsparkmarketing.com/innovation/facts-on-innovation/Continue reading

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Another article which shows that Lean works anywhere!

Once again, McKinsey have produced an article on Lean and its uses outside of car-making. http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/operations/when_toyota_met_e-commerce_lean_at_amazon?cid=manufacturing-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1402

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What’s your business worth?

Why did you start your business? – this is often a question asked by people of business owners. ¬†However, there is a better one; When are you going to STOP your business? By stop your business, we don’t mean just … Continue reading

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Lean and Green

Following on from Lean 4 Business’ previous postings about how Lean processes can also help with the green agenda, here is an article we agree with.. http://j.mp/1bhzXay

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Putting the spark back into High Voltage Manufacturing

An example of where our M.D. used his manufacturing knowledge to transform a niche business. Case Study L4B AD1

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