Multitasking in the workplace is more common than ever. Can we combat this issue through Lean principles?

Multitasking is No Longer Optional. Can Lean Tools Help us Work More Efficiently?

As America continues to face a labor shortage, employees are left with no choice but to juggle multiple projects at once. Studies have shown that multitasking leads to less productivity, but our current work climate doesn't allow us the option to only focus on one task at a time.

Is it possible to apply SMED to human behavior? This month's blog attempts to mitigate the multitasking problem by applying rapid changeover, a lean principle historically used in manufacturing.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 
Register for our Master Series, Supply Chain Disruption: Modeling for Resiliency

We've changed our dates! Supply chain disruptions and labor constraints are challenging operations across many industries. Join us on October 26th, November 2nd, and November 9th for a supply chain master series, as our resident Ph.D. and Master Black Belt Lars Maaseidvaag models various scenarios using Process Playground.

 
Register for IISE's Lean Six Sigma and Data Science conference

Join IISE for an Exciting Networking Event!

A longstanding partner of MoreSteam's, IISE, is gearing up for their annual Lean Six Sigma and Data Science conference on September 19th-21st. This event is open to both IISE members and nonmembers.

 
Enroll in our fall blended green or black course

There's still time to enroll in our fall blended program for Green and Black belt! If you're looking to expand your knowledge of process improvement, this instructor-led program may be the perfect fit.

 

FOR YOUR PERSONAL ENHANCEMENT

 
A podcast that discusses the art of addition by subtraction

What if we simply...did less? Is it possible to train our brains the art of addition by subtraction?

Listen to Hidden Brain's 'Do Less'

 
Join us for EngineRoom's office hours

We can't give you extra credit, but we do have office hours! Open to all EngineRoom subscribers, we offer free deep dive demos and individual sessions to help you work through any software hiccups or data analysis questions.

 
An article on Lean's secret ingredient: coffee

A key component of approaching Lean the right way is relationship building. And what better way to get to know someone than over a cup of coffee?

Read Lean Works Better with Coffee

 
An article on the supply chain predictions and what it means for the future

David Simchi-Levi developed new models of supply chain resiliency and noticed that the signs of disruption were obvious. How can we benefit from this knowledge moving forward?

Read Companies Use MIT Research to Identify and Respond to Supply Chain Risks

 

MORESTEAM UPDATE

 
We're excited for Michaela Collins to join us as our newest Customer Relations Specialist

Congratulations to Newly Certified MBB!

Congratulations to Anthony Meyer, Cardinal Health, and Louis A DiLeo, USPS, for completing their final project portfolio reviews for Master Black Belt certification. Learn more about our MBB program offered in partnership with Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

 

CLOSING QUOTE

 

"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where the puck has been."

~ Wayne Gretzky

Don't forget to secure your spot for our supply chain master series! Upon completing this three-week virtual course, you'll earn a certificate in supply chain modeling. The first class kicks off on October 26th!

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