Thinking Outside the Box for Improvement? Improvement – Square WatermelonSquare Watermelons are a thing.Why? they fit in fridges easier,they don’t roll around,they are easier to cut.Understanding what your customers need and what they will pay for it can open up new variants of your existing products and services.Do you need to really think outside the box?Or […]
Lean Management Blog UK: Stories, Tips and Hints.
This is where you’ll find our collection of Lean Management stories, insights and tips; our blog of Lean and Productivity insights from our work that are related to management issues.
These can be used in many sectors from Engineering, through FMCG, to Offices and Support Functions, even Legal and Regulated Services.
Some of these insights and tips are directly related to the “operations” environment, others to the support functions and services we often find can be improved too.
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 […]
In this video, Tom Peters, who with Robert J. Waterman wrote “In Search of Excellence”, challenges us about listening.In it he uses the example of a doctor; a professional who spent many years in studying and encounters patients who may define their similar problems in different ways.He challenges us to consider;What is the number 1 source […]
Voice of the Customers? #1Do you have one customer type or more than one? In this, another of the TED.com talks that have inspired us, we share the insights of Malcom Gladwell. In this video he explores the concept of the “Perfect Pepsis”, the story behind Ragu and how you can gain more customers and expand […]
When we talk about Gemba, going to the place and observing it does conjure up the image of someone watching. Equal to this though is the need to observe through listening.This is the first of a series of posts where we share TED.com talks that we have found useful in developing our skills or highlighting […]
Lean Consultancy NottinghamMetal castingOpened in 2008 our Nottingham office has developed the model began in York. Levantar offer training, coaching and consulting services across the UK from their Nottingham office.These solutions are offered to many types of business e.g. Legal Firms, Manufacturing, Engineering, Facilities Management, Financial Services.Our Nottingham office is ideally placed to service the manufacturing […]