4 Concepts to consider before transitioning to a new facility

November 11th, 2017   •   Blog Posts, Lean   •   no comments   

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During the normal course of business there comes a time when it makes sense to expand your footprint in the marketplace; or perhaps consolidate facilities that are closely located to better serve customers or take advantage of economies of scale. Or maybe a relocation to gain efficiencies. Regardless of the reasons, business leaders periodically are faced with the complicated task of moving their team to a new facility.

I have been asked by clients in the past: How is it that companies constantly create waste without realizing it? I think of this precise scenario when I try to answer this question. As organizations expand and grow, it is very common for these initiatives to happen without taking a closer look at the effects of such significant changes. read more

5 Signs Your Organization’s Culture Needs Attention

December 12th, 2016   •   Blog Posts   •   no comments   

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In the business field leaders are commonly technically oriented. Often neglecting the human side that is so fundamental to the leadership role. Some are focused on financial metrics, others on product performance, and quality, etcetera. This, in part, influenced by their function within the organization. Other times leaders are just oblivious to the signs their workforce displays. In the worst of cases, some choose to ignore these signs altogether. Moreover, too often seems as if only the Human Resources function is concerned with the culture of the organization.

Culture is such an intrinsic part of creating a successful company. With this said, I wanted to offer the following signs that could be present in your organization today: read more

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