Boosting product or service offering with optimized cost is a strategic objective of most manufacturing and service industries in the world. Nevertheless, tactics to achieve this objective range from shortsighted organizational downsizing […]
Traditional continuous improvement projects are sometimes doomed due to several avoidable reasons. Besides, the ever-increasing pace of change in the business environment necessitates acquiring a new way of thinking. Hence, Kaizen Blitz has become of paramount importance in the process improvement profession.
Rooting out process or system wastes along with their causes is a key step for effective fat-to-lean transformation endeavor. A handful of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools can be used to eliminate […]
The difference between a lean and a fat organization is waste. Lean + Waste = Fat, if you will. Hence, for an organization to transform into a lean state it should trim as much waste as possible. But, what is Waste anyways? and what variant shapes could waste take?
Lean is a culture and way of life rather than being a methodology. And the recipe for a successful transformation hinges on root cause analysis, sustainability, and continuous improvement. At the end, being lean or fat for an organization is an outcome of its own internal practices.
The process of converting numbers to words is indispensable in the finance/accounting sections of any organization. Yet, it is cumbersome and time-consuming especially when you have scores of transactions to finish in […]
During the early days of a project, the project team needs to have a ‘compass’ guiding to the effective and efficient achievement of project objectives. It is imperative to create a binding […]
Every person has a mission in his life, whether explicit or implicit, structured or disorganized. Successful people state their missions explicitly. They strive to achieve them through systematic planning, doing, checking, and […]
Do you know how arithmetic operations are performed in R? Watch this video that shows how to perform basic arithmetic operations in R and how to assign values to variables. Register for […]
Vectors are one dimensional arrays that can hold numeric, character, or logical data. Watch this video that shows how to create different types of vectors in R and how to name a […]