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If you missed our July 2013 webinar “Management Capacity: Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor,” you can view the recording here. Mike discussed the benefits of the management capacity program and how to free up management time by understanding executive priorities, analyzing management activities, and creating Standard Leadership Roles.
Lean is aimed at engaging the talents of the Agencys people to eliminate waste, and create value for their customers. With an ever-increasing workload and limited resources, Lean helps to ensure that SAMAs clients and stakeholders needs are successfully met today and for the future. Read More Continue reading
A very commonly-implemented intervention when attempting to mistake-proof a process involving humans is the double-check. Double-checks are, by their nature, waste. Often, double-checks are put in place as temporary stop-gap measures while more effective, value-adding countermeasures are devised and implemented. Continue reading
Key concepts of 5 Whys and Fishbone, that are used to solve complex problems and can be applied within your organization. Learn tools and techniques to finding solutions, how to avoid common misuse of the process and
how to apply it for success.
Mobilizing Our Ingenuity Through Good Management-
In this video, Mike Rother shares valuable insights into the importance of ‘structured’ change methodology, called Kata.
At Lean Advisors, we believe Kata is the next major critical concept organizations need to grasp in order to create a sustainable transformation. Mike’s past work on VSM was ground breaking and gave us the method for analyzing processes properly. Mike has become one of the world’s leading experts on Lean. Watch Video Continue reading
“Lean – Flavour of the Month? Or Major Contributor to Success?” In this webinar, Larry Cote, President, Lean Advisors Inc. shares an objective assessment of Lean 15 years after the concept was coined ‘Lean”. He highlights his own experiences as … Continue reading
“I would be honored to be a reference for you. Our LEAN activities are going very well. If fact, I have re-energized our efforts recently asking for each department to update their current/future state maps along with a list of … Continue reading
The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) encourages students to Prepare, Discover, Transform. In this regard, the University is wildly successful. It is consistently ranked among the top 100 best US colleges for Hispanic students, and is 2nd in the nation for the number of bachelors degrees awarded. All that success is contagious, UTPA attracts talented academics from around the world to research and teach in its Edinburg, TX campus. But this success comes at a price. The University Infrastructure, which was adequate for a small regional college, now struggled to support the demands of the increased volume of a growing regional University.Without increasing costs or headcount, they were able to bring the lead time for the procurement process down by almost 50%! Read More Continue reading
Lean Does Work. The caveat is that you must discover the ‘right’ or proper adaptation of the thinking and concept to your unique situation. The Focus in this final section will be that once you have acknowledged the above, you can then begin to search for the proper solution and resources to lead your Lean Transformation and at the same time be aware of some of the ‘red flags’ to keep in mind while deciding on the expertise required.
Universities and Colleges represent an immense opportunity for the application of Lean Concepts. Lean Advisors Inc. Senior Advisor Sav Pota P.Eng, will share his insights on how Lean principles and practices apply to educational processes. He will also provide highlights from his own experiences in higher education, including success examples, lessons learned, and advice on how to best engage university/college staff in order to create a culture of continuous process improvement to achieve the most effective and efficient results. Continue reading