Do your problems not stay solved?
Do you spend half your time solving the same problems that you thought you fixed yesterday?
Do you spend your time solving problems that others should be solving?
You need Root Cause Analysis (RCA)!
The LeanSkills Root Case Intensive will explore a number of simple but powerful problwm solving techniques that lead to the problem staying solved.
But wait, there’s more! These techniques will hwlp you teach others to solve problems – freeing you to do what you should be doing.
And there’s still MORE! The intensive also looks at techniques not only to build the problem solving capacity of your team but to increase their willingness to do so.
See the Seminar Program page for more information.
Value stream mapping (also called value chain mapping) is a powerful tool to allow you to identify all the steps in your process and determine how much value, and how much waste (muda) it is adding to your product.
Looking at the ‘seven deadly wastes’ improves your capacity to deliver what your customer values and is prepared to pay for with less investment in things which the customer does not value. This allows you to trim price, increase margins or both!
The LeanSkills intensive will give you the skills to identify what really goes on and how much it is really costing.
Change is all around us and indeed is being forced on us. Kaizen is about ‘good change’ and is something we need to implement in order to adapt, survive and even thrive in the current climate. Don’t just react to change. Drive change to improve your business.
Kaizen is often translated as meaning continuous improvement and this may mean having the ‘shop floor’ come up with and implement small, seemingly inconsequential good changes each day, every day.
But even a 0.1% improvement every day is over 20% a year. And it is compound!
Where do you get it?
How do you do it?
Often howver, continuous improvement won’t break the intractable problems. For these you need breakthrough improvement (often called kaizen blitz) – a three day to one week intensive program to deliver that step change to solve that intractable problem.
How do you set it up?
How do you run it?