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Why emerging from a recession may be bad news for some companies

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/13/us-britain-zombies-idUSBRE98C04Q20130913 This article from Reuters shows why the upside from the recession may result in more businesses going to the wall. The fact is that many businesses, size being no distinguisher, are hanging on having stripped everything to the bone … Continue reading

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Five overriding principles of Lean.

  There are FIVE overriding principles to Lean.   Identify Customers and Specify Value – The starting point of a Lean Journey is to recognise that only a small fraction of the total time and effort in any organisation actually … Continue reading

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When a company says ‘our people are our greatest asset’ – ask them to show you their Asset Management Plan

At Lean 4 Business we do process, but as a result we also do people. We don’t claim to be HR experts, but we know someone who is….  step forward Rose Green who runs her own employment relations consultancy, Rosemary … Continue reading

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Good to hear

Lean 4 Business have some good news!! We have found a company who are selling finished plastic components to China!! Have a look at these guys… http://www.duralock.com

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David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s contribution to quality

This is a fantastic video of David Lee Roth explaining a very simple Poka Yoke technique involving M&Ms! http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/02/14/146880432/the-truth-about-van-halen-and-those-brown-m-ms

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Don’t confuse a racehorse with a nag!

Whеn уоu hear thе word “Lean” whаt dо уоu thіnk about? Uѕuаllу people think about а piece оf steak with nо fat. In business terms, the word Lean should mean operations with no waste, i.e. nо process performed which does … Continue reading

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A good article on getting things right for the right market..

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/Innovation/Developing_winning_products_for_emerging_markets

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Which number represents your business best? 1, 4, 15, 60, 20

For any given industry or market, these numbers are an indicator of successfulness:- 1% of business owners will be very successful and therefore wealthy. 4% will be rich and doing well 15% will be getting there and financially fine 60% will be … Continue reading

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http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/productivity_competitiveness_and_growth/the_future_of_manufacturing A good article by McKinsey showing how important manufacturing is to the state of the nation.

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