March 30, 2022
Lean Manufacturing

What Comes After Lean Manufacturing?

Lean is a journey. If you’re like most companies, your lean journey starts in manufacturing with something simple like a 5-S program and then moves on to more difficult lean tools like analyzing your value streams and then eventually reorganizing your whole supply chain. This is all great stuff but when are you done? What comes after lean manufacturing?
March 16, 2022
ISO Internal Audit Process Map

What Questions Are Used for a Process Audit?

A process audit is focused on determining process effectiveness and the ability to achieve planned results. Do you know what questions are used for these?
February 13, 2022
Procedure Complexity

How Do You Simplify Complex Processes and Procedures?

Don't go into long explanations or try to dispense too much information. Complexity is an enemy of consistency and quality.
January 26, 2022
Competitive Advantage in Lean manufacturing

How to Create a Lean Competitive Advantage

A lean competitive advantage comes from mastering lean.
January 19, 2022
SIPOC process map

What Is the Process Approach to Business Process Management?

Business process management (BPM) uses the process approach to achieve planned results and your strategic vision. Does your company do this effectively?
January 10, 2022
Manufacturing Process Improvement

What Does Continuous Improvement Mean in Manufacturing?

Even though external influencing factors are improving for manufacturing, successful companies are constantly looking for ways to refine the production process. Manufacturers can increase efficiency even more this year. What does continuous improvement mean in manufacturing?
December 13, 2021
Every Business Needs a Franchise System

Why Every Business Needs a Franchise System

The franchise model is one of the most successful business models in history. One of the reasons for this success is that franchisees are given a blueprint to follow with processes and procedures that create consistency, reliability, and predictability. That is why every business needs systems like a franchise.
December 8, 2021
effectiveness and efficiency

How Can You Measure and Improve Efficiency?

A work-efficient facility is critical in ensuring that every business achieves its goals. Though it is impossible for a company to achieve 100 percent efficiency, manufacturers can increase efficiency. Business managers should develop strategies to reach that goal as much as possible. How can you measure and improve efficiency?
November 29, 2021
BPM in Human Resources

What is Business Process Management in Human Resources?

Human Resources is like the glue that holds the rest of the company together. Without an organized and streamlined HR department, everything else can easily fall apart. What is business process management in human resources?