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Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Introduction
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Introduction

    Change happens. Every business environment requires continuously changing strategies, processes, tools and skills. Implementing a Continuous Improvement program is one way a company can harness their response to change and create competitive advantage. As companies launch Continuous Improvement programs, they need to have a plan. Effective programs require the following 5 elements leading to successful and sustainable …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Business Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on February 19, 2022
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous improvement – Part IV – Best Practices

    Focusing on one methodology for continuous improvement can limit progress, diminish innovation and restrain the organization’s ability to realize its full continuous improvement potential. In Part IV of this series, we talk about using the best practices and best tools for your Continuous Improvement program. Continuous improvement best practices include: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, on February 18, 2022
  • What is a “ Brown Paper Exercise “ and What is its’ Value?

    At Group50, we have brought back to life an old form of Value Stream Mapping called the Brown Paper Exercise. Long before computers were invented, the only way to do Value Stream Mapping was on paper.  Utilizing paper allows you to be produce maps that are not limited to the size of a computer monitor or projection screen. It is interactive, fun and can be done via a hybrid model of in-person and virtual.

    Group50’s Brown Paper Exercise is an important tool that we use every day as part of our Value Stream Mapping process.  It provides an engaging, non threatening way for …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on February 16, 2022
  • The Impact of Value Stream Mapping: Organizations and Processes

    The most successful way to look at unneeded business processes and their costs to the business is through a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) project. VSM provides a clear view of how various business processes are related to each other and assesses the need for those processes and how efficient they really are.

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    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on March 4, 2020
  • 12 Purchasing Best Practices

    Purchasing Best Practices were important to two supply chain optimization projects we recently completed for a University and a $400M manufacturer of consumer products. All companies purchase goods and services and have various organization structures, business processes and technology backbones for handling it.  In both projects, these were significantly different from each other. Irrespective …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on April 14, 2019
  • What is Kaizen ?

    Kaizen is part of a Continuous Improvement strategy where stakeholders (customers, suppliers, employees and contract workers) at every level work together to implement process improvements at the business level and on the shop floor.  These improvements may be …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Value stream mapping, on January 29, 2019
  • FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO DRIVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – PART V – Tools and Data

    In Part V of the series on Driving Continuous Improvement, we discuss the importance of utilizing the right combination of continuous improvement tools and data. This is where the rubber meets the road. Once you have your program aligned with your business strategy and …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Manufacturing and Distribution, Value stream mapping, on May 6, 2018
  • 5 Phases of Lean Deployment – Phase 1, Exploration

     

    The 5 Phases of Lean Deployment provides organizations who are looking to become world-class leaders in their industry a roadmap for getting there. When undertaking improvements, it is usually easy to establish the “what”: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on March 11, 2018
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Part III – Culture of Strategic Execution

    Many people believe that continuous improvement is a culture.  It certainly is in the eyes of the Japanese and many others, but is continuous improvement really a culture or something else? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Strategy 5.0, Value stream mapping, on February 20, 2018
  • Healthcare Performance Improvement – What’s the Target?

    Healthcare performance improvement and healthcare performance management are intertwined and require a holistic approach to setting the right targets and accountabilities.  The complexity of all the things healthcare teams need to be good at makes this a daunting task when going it alone. Hospitals need to excel in these primary areas: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, on January 15, 2018

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