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3.23.2017 - NEWSLETTER - MoreNews about Operational Excellence
3.21.2017 - WEBCAST - How Much is Enough -- Managing Safety Stock for Hospital Supplies
Join Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag, MoreSteam's Vice President of Product Development, at 11:00 AM Eastern on Thursday, March 30th for his discussion about designing a Lean replenishment pull system and two-bin system of inventory. The concepts discussed apply to a hospital, office, or shop floor environment where materials are typically managed across many points-of-use served by a centralized supply distribution center. 60 minutes.
2.15.2017 - NEWSLETTER - MoreNews about Operational Excellence
1.24.2017 - BLOG - Agile Lean Six Sigma - Balancing Speed & Intelligence
Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz spoke on this dynamic 25 years ago: “If you have speed with intelligence, you have an unbeatable combination. Speed with a lack of intelligence will get you in trouble. I’d rather have a slow guy going in the wrong direction than a fast guy going in the wrong direction. At least the slow guy won’t be as far out of position as the fast guy.”
1.19.2017 - NEWSLETTER - MoreNews about Operational Excellence
1.17.2017 - BLOG - An Oldie but Goodie: Rapid Plant Assessment
Scott Sink sent me this link to an article in the Harvard Business Review about a rapid plant assessment model. It's old, but it's timeless and worth a read. The HBR article reminded me that there's a lot to be learned through simple observation, as Taiichi Ohno of Toyota taught using his chalk circle. If you know what to look for, it's a powerful practice, and even if you don't, you can ask questions and learn.