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Good problem solving is a systematic critical thinking exercise—a process of asking and answering questions. Thought Process Maps are a graphical method to capture the critical thought processes. They are useful for virtually any type of CI project, but particularly helpful to organize complex Lean Six Sigma projects. Shih-Wa Tsai, AbbVie R&D Business Excellence, offers her thoughts about this important tool in a short white paper.

Read "Using the Thought Map to Guide DMAIC Project Completion."

Holistic Agility at Roche

A Holistic Definition of Agility

Cris Wilbur, Roche CHRO, discusses three primary elements of their agile organization: speed, flexibility, and stability. She also shares Roche's approach to securing employee engagement.

Read Gallup's interview with Cris, "Agility is Both Structural and Cultural at Roche."

Data Culture

Corporate Culture and Data Analytics

Get some tips from executives who have strengthened the nuts and bolts of their analytics enterprises by creating a healthy data culture.

Read the McKinsey Quarterly article, "Why Data Culture Matters."



Dr. Jane Davies

Dr. Jane Davies to Speak at Euro Conference

Dr. Davies from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School will be the keynote speaker at the Best Practices for Operational Excellence Conference - Europe. Additional speakers from Bridgestone, Procise, PWC, Rolls-Royce, and Uber will join us April 2-4. Join us in Vallendar, Germany!

Contact Kathy Miller for details and registration.



IW Best Plants

Congratulations to IW Best Plants Finalists

IndustryWeek announced the 12 finalists for the "best of the best" manufacturing facilities. Winners will be announced in early 2019. Good luck to all the Best Plants finalists and especially our client, Intertape Polymer Group! 

Read "Meet the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists."



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