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3.23.2017 - NEWSLETTER - MoreNews about Operational Excellence

Included in this issue: Bill Hathaway's Blog "Leadership on the Sidewalk", how Intelligent Process Automation is helping service companies, tips for hospital supply chain leaders, and information about the Academy for Excellence in Healthcare

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

Read the blog featuring Lou Holtz's thoughts on balancing intelligence and speed and articles about the most common mistakes on personal kanban boards along with the 'right' questions that leaders ask.

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

Catch up on the January blogs by Bill Hathaway, MoreSteam's President, and read features about several of our clients: Hewlett Packard, Jabil, and the University of Notre Dame.

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.