Is your business ready for Lean?

Is your business ready for Lean?

Most business leaders wish to see their business performance continually improve and most of them, at some stage, attempt to implement a Lean improvement programme. Additional ‘Lean expert’ resource is often engaged to provide leadership, and the programme will...
Stop Challenging our Metrics!

Stop Challenging our Metrics!

Traditional (non-Lean) businesses hold a strong and deep belief in the metrics that they use to evaluate operational performance This is hardly surprising as the vast majority of business leaders in the UK will have been using those same metrics of Profitability,...
Happy days

Happy days

We’ve all had one of those shifts when everything comes together – we aren’t starved of material, no equipment break-downs, we have a full crew and Bob is on OP70 – and we really ‘nail it’! There are ‘high-fives’ all round at the end of the shift,...
Overhaul OEE

Overhaul OEE

Why is OEE so abused in many of our operations where, despite expensive software ‘solutions’, we can find lots of data but very little useful information? Why do so many managers ask for the ‘overall OEE’ for their whole operation – is that even a real question?...