Doing the Right Things

A management’s role is to achieve its purpose. The purpose could be anything depends upon the type of the organization. Usually, the purpose of a manufacturing unit is to earn more profit now and then. For hospitals, it is providing health services and for institutions, it is offering education. To achieve the purpose, managers need…… Continue reading Doing the Right Things

Lean Business Tips #59: The 1% Improvement on 1%

Every organization has limitation for its growth. Though it takes enormous efforts to improve its profits or sales, the company unable to grow massively after attaining its peak. After this point the improvements are incremental and slower than before. This point is called ‘limitation for growth’. So, is it possible to improve the performance drastically…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #59: The 1% Improvement on 1%

Understanding Bottlenecks and Constraints

When I read the ‘Theory of Constraints’ concepts, Initially I was not able to understand the term bottleneck and constraints clearly. I hope the same might have happened to you also. So, in this article, I am trying to provide you the definitions, in a simple way to understand them better. please let me know…… Continue reading Understanding Bottlenecks and Constraints

Lean Business Tips #58 – Know Waste

Unless you know someone you can’t find him. Knowing is important to find. This is exactly true when we deal with wastes in any manufacturing process. We focus on improving machine efficiency, introducing new technology, providing training, etc., without understanding what waste is in manufacturing processes. Most of us have this problem. We are surrounded…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #58 – Know Waste

Lean Business Tips #57- Use 99/1 Rule

Determining where to focus is key to improvement! The 80/20 rule of the Pareto principle, states 80% of the mistakes created by 20% of the events in any manufacturing or service industries. 20% of the events, observed in the Pareto chart are often found interrelated with other events within the chart. So, to understand the…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #57- Use 99/1 Rule

Lean Business Tips #56 – Drive Fear Out of the Organization

Fear makes us stupid! Dr. Edwards Deming verbalized this concept as once of his 14 management principles as ‘Drive Fear Out of the Organization’ nearly decades ago in his famous book Out of the Crisis. Because the fear creates stress, the very nature of our brain induces thoughtless responses as an outcome of the stress.…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #56 – Drive Fear Out of the Organization

Lean Business Tips #55 – Implement Full Kitting

“Full kitting is the process of clarifying requirements, getting sign-offs, the staging of materials, etc. before the initiation of tasks.” – Goldratt Usually, the activities that allow tasks to be done without interruptions are included in the full kit list. A doctor and her team performing the medical treatment in an operation theatre without checking…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #55 – Implement Full Kitting

Lean Business Tips #54 – Don’t tell them, how to do it.

As a team leader or manager, your job is not to give solutions to every problem, but make sure your team members think scientifically and find out the solutions themselves. You don’t need to tell people exactly how to do it. Rather, you should make them understand the problem and involve them in the process…… Continue reading Lean Business Tips #54 – Don’t tell them, how to do it.