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Lean Waste in a Law Firm? It’s only 20-40% of Time

Workflow Waste in Law Firms – Over 20% of Time Time Wasted”Only in becoming a general manager did I recognize the waste that law firms and in-house counsel design into their workflows – waste that I estimate at 20 to 40% of what companies pay them.” I’ve just read this on this blog post.  https://www.controllingcorporatelegalcosts.com/about-me/If you’re paying […]

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Increasing Productivity Manufacturing Engineering

Increasing Productivity in Manufacturing & Engineering Firms: TIP 1

Increasing Productivity in Manufacturing & Engineering Firms.  Increasing Productivity in Manufacturing & Engineering FirmsOR to put it another wayGET MORE, OUT ON TIME with the same resources & the same numbers of people.Why are we focussing on the company productivity & not individuals?Surely we just optimise the output of each individual, give them performance targets; add in some training and off you go?NO not if you […]

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Re-Shoring, Automation

Re-Shoring, Automation and Value Chains

Re-shoring, Automation and Value ChainsWhen considering a lean value chain it can often highlight the time materials, reports, information all spend in transport or waiting.This why many organisations discover that off-shoring work can drive down labour related costs whilst driving up Work in Progress and delay responses to customers. This off-shored work, over the last 30 years […]

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Waste of Waiting

Lean Waste in Law Firms – Waiting…

Lean Waste in Law Firms – WaitingYour days are filled with brilliant, value adding, high quality work and FRUSTRATIONS. Daily Frustrations that cause you and your teams to WASTE TIME & EFFORT impacting on the value adding work you want to deliver. Most Lean practitioners will begin by explaining how you and your staff create waste and then the shutters often […]

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What is Lean Manufacturing PDF

What is Lean Manufacturing PDF

Lean Manufacturing PDFWhat is Lean Manufacturing PDFThe PDF guide below was written to give an introduction to Lean Manufacturing, just click on the title below to get your copy.The guide includes sections onRespect for PeopleThe 7 Wastes – 30 real examples of waste found in organisationsWhy Work in Progress is importantWe hope you enjoy it and […]

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Improving UK Productivity

Improving UK Productivity – Accidental Managers

How do we go about Improving UKImproving UK Productivity – Made in UKProductivity ?It may have escaped your attention in the current discussions about Brexit, trade deals, immigration and what we can do to trade elsewhere but the UK is the least productive nation in the G7. It is reckoned that UK firms are 20% less productive than […]

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