10 Ways to Improve Your Office Productivity

A hurried office can be both unproductive and unsafe. If you are too distracted and can’t focus on the content of your work, chances are you are likely to make a good number of critical mistakes. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to increase your productivity and at the same time make your job easier and …

10 Reasons Why Organizational Change Programs Fail

Change management can sound like a scary endeavor and can cause its own crisis if not implemented properly. Sometimes change is necessary but done properly with the right tools and intentions, can enhance your business and product to be the best it can be. By steering clear of the ten mistakes below, you can give your program an excellent chance …

10 Mistakes Companies Implementing Lean Manufacturing Make

Toyota’s vaunted production system has been around for over 50 years. During that time, they have improved on their quality and productivity — in the process capturing a significant portion of the world auto market. This success has led other companies to try and implement lean manufacturing — in most cases with limited success. Why is this? The short answer …

Examples of Poka Yoke in Daily Life Situations

What is Poka Yoke? Poka Yoke is a method for drawing attention to — or preventing the occurrence of — defects. These include quality or safety defects in processes whose output is physical products and services. By addressing off-spec conditions early on in a process, costly defects in the final product are significantly reduced. Poka Yoke also refers to features …

Cycle Time Versus Throughput in a Manufacturing Process

Cycle time is an important metric that has significant impact in any process. Understanding how cycle time contributes to overall system performance can help in solving optimisation problems in any organization. What is Throughput? Throughput — the total amount of saleable output produced within a specific period of time. Some calculations prefer not to use output that is stored in …