LEAN and Six Sigma are complementary strategies to satisfy customers. On the one side, LEAN eliminates waste from your processes and provides a tool set almost everybody in your company can apply successfully. On the other side, Six Sigma reduces variation in your processes and supports to have products and processes in specification a customer desires. Although there is a lot of synergy between LEAN and Six Sigma, [Read more…] about 4 Reasons Why LEAN Becomes More Popular Than Six Sigma
Im ersten Teil zum Thema “Home Office” wurde der radikale Kulturwechsel von Yahoo bzgl. der Freiheit der Mitarbeiter von zu Hause aus arbeiten zu dürfen, untersucht. Seit Februar 2013 ist “Home Office” bei Yahoo nur noch unter gewissen, stark eingeschränkten Bedingungen möglich. Wichtige Argumente waren damals, dass durch “Home Office” auf der einen Seite die Innovationsfähigkeit von Yahoo leiden würde, auf der anderen Seite aber auch die Kommunikation und Arbeitsgeschwindigkeit der Mitarbeiter reduziert wäre. Nun, etwa vier Monate später, gibt es erste Stellungnahmen zur Wirksamkeit des “No Home Office” seitens Yahoo. [Read more…] about Home Office – schädlich für Innovationen? (Teil 2)
Thanking employees by rewarding and recognition seems to be a common practice, but obviously many companies do not apply it. One reason is that still some companies believe paying compensation (or raise salary) should be enough to motivate their employees. [Read more…] about Thanking Employees Boosts your Company
Typically employees have job descriptions and they are assigned to fulfill a certain function. Often these employees are integrated in a matrix organization where some process owners are assigned to the key value stream processes and support processes. Perpendicular to that you have the functions like Quality Control, Finance, Industrial Engineering, HR and so on. But, for example, what happens when problems in the processes occur which are extended over the local “horizon” of a single employee? [Read more…] about How Employee Engagement Influences your Business and Corporate Culture
In April 2013 Dr. Andreas Freund started a discussion on LinkedIn with the following provocative topic:
Why do continuous improvement initiatives (not projects!) almost always fail to sustain?
In the following weeks he received almost 400 replies and comments from experts all around the world. Many aspects of possible failures while implementing and sustaining Continuous Improvement initiatives were mentioned and intensively discussed. The complete thread of this worth reading discussion you can find here. [Read more…] about Why do continuous improvement initiatives fail to sustain?
Introduction to Lean Manufacturing … a video by Gemba Academy [Read more…] about Introduction to Lean Manufacturing – Gemba Academy
Jabil shows flexible and standardized automation philosophy [Read more…] about Jabil’s Automation Philosophy