ISO 9001 certification has become almost synonymous with a sluggish and bureaucratic oil-tanker: extensive to build (organization and documentation) and hard to steer in rapid changing business environments. Audits are expensive and time-consuming. … [Continue reading] about ISO 9001 – a Sluggish and Bureaucratic Oil-Tanker?
Motivating employees can not be done by raising their salary. This isn't really a new perception, but still money is the biggest issue when talking about the compensation package for a new or existing job. As the Infographic below shows, rewarding … [Continue reading] about Motivating Employees Needs More Than a Compensation Package
Relentlessly eradicating waste is one of the paradigms of LEAN. Although this is well known, many improvement initiatives in the office area result in better equipment, more and better data bases and sometimes also in more people. The improvements … [Continue reading] about 90% of Your Work is Waste – Become LEAN in the Office
For many employees, experienced or less experienced, the variety of problem-solving approaches is confusing. But there are not so many differences between these approaches, as one could expect. All differences are depending only on the type of … [Continue reading] about PDCA, A3, DMAIC, 8D/PSP – what are the differences?
Wertstromanalysen sind ein mächtiges Werkzeug zur Aufdeckung von Schwachstellen und Verschwendungen in der Prozesslandschaft. Wie bei jeder Analyse kommt es darauf an, wie genau man hinschaut und wie man den Rahmen für eine Wertstromanalyse … [Continue reading] about Erweiterte Wertstromanalyse – der Kunde gibt die Taktzeit vor
When you are launching a new product or preparing a quotation for a customer request, “Cost of Quality” is often an underrated part in your calculation. In particular the calculation of “Cost of Quality” is a very complex matter when you start to … [Continue reading] about How Cost of Quality Affects your Business Results
Today, again, you worked hard and you have accomplished a lot of things. You had to react on many customer calls and you have fixed a lot of problems these customers have with your products. But, at least, your boss honored you for your perfect … [Continue reading] about Breaking Through the Sigma Sonic Wall