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Help your business grow by getting out of the way! Part 3

In part 1 you determined the strategic vision of your business, then in part 2 you went about marketing that vision. Now, you need to put systems in place so that you the owner are not a part of the business, so that it runs (profitably!) without you. To do this requires a thorough analysis… Continue reading Help your business grow by getting out of the way! Part 3

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A culture built on trust… what does it look like?

  Below is a checklist from a lean manufacturing course I had a clients team attend a couple of years back; score your business (honestly) to see where you are currently. A Culture Built On Trust:        Challenges to the status quo are welcomed and considered      People enjoy coming… Continue reading A culture built on trust… what does it look like?

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So just how much profit are you willing to throw away?

Lean Thinking – what does it mean for your company?   Like you I hear words like “LEAN” and “5S” being used extensively in manufacturing circles. But what does it mean exactly? How will your company benefit? What will the future state of your business look like once implemented? In fact Lean is not really about 5S at all, it’s much more… Continue reading So just how much profit are you willing to throw away?

Business Growth Articles · systems

My unexpected visit to the Emergency Department!

Yes, that’s right even though I have been involved in many lean programs to improve operational efficiencies in various industries over the years I was shocked to see a perfect example of it in action in the local Gold Coast Hospital surgery theatre.(I was there for an emergency procedure after being attacked by a very agressive roaming Rottweiler… Continue reading My unexpected visit to the Emergency Department!

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Lean Thinking – The 7 Wastes

Lean Thinking and what does it mean for your company?   Like you I hear words like “LEAN” and “5S” being used extensively in manufacturing circles. But what does it mean exactly? How will your company benefit? What will the future state of your business look like once implemented? In fact Lean is not really about 5S at all, it’s much more… Continue reading Lean Thinking – The 7 Wastes