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?
This video provides an overview of the Continuous Improvement journey at Nemours, including the history and philosophy of CI, and the tools and activities being used throughout the organization. [Read more…] about Continuous Improvement journey at Nemours
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