Muda, Mura and Muri: Eliminate Processes That Don’t Add Value

Muda, Mura and Muri: Eliminate Processes That Don’t Add Value

When the Lean methodology was born out of the Toyota Production System, back in the mid-20th century, a principle aim was waste reduction along production lines. A wasteful activity accounts for any event that does not add value to your business – resulting in a waste either of time, resources, or money. These wasteful activities became termed […]

Continuous Improvement: Learn to Work Smarter

Continuous Improvement: Learn to work smarter

Have you heard of the term ‘don’t just go through life, grow through life?’ It’s a way of life we could probably do with adopting for ourselves, but the same basis can apply to our business. Whether you are a multinational or start-up, we should always be growing in some way. This doesn’t necessarily relate […]

Time and Motion Study: Efficiency Tool that Improves Processes

Time and Motion Study: Efficiency Tool that Improves Processes 3

For the longest time, people have been searching for the most efficient ways to work. Frederick W. Taylor is one of the experts who wrote a book on the subject, both literally and figuratively.  Taylor’s concepts contributed a great deal in efficiency studies. The time and motion study is among his significant contributions. Put simply, […]

Bottleneck: Slowing Down Business Processes, Tasks & Workflow

Bottleneck: Slowing Down Business Processes, Tasks & Workflow

Bottleneck are points of congestion in any process that slow or delay the goal being achieved. Where people and tasks rely upon each other to keep the process flowing but are getting limited results Bottlenecks are generally one process in a chain of processes, which is causing the process to slow down or fail. What […]

DMAIC: Improve Business Processes

DMAIC: Improve Business Processes

DMAIC a roadmap to improve business processes using this tool as part of Six Sigma. DMAIC is a central technique used for improving existing processes. So what does DMAIC stand for?  Its an acronym for  5 distinct phases, Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control. (Pronounced duh-may-ik) DMAIC is a problem-solving technique that is used in […]

Six Sigma Continuous Process Improvement

Six Sigma Continuous Process Improvement

Six Sigma – What, Why, & How to Use six sigma methodology in process improvement. All businesses and organisations strive for efficiency and threats to good performance are an unfortunate constant. The unexpected change of paradigm that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to a lot of organisations is a drastic example of how teams and individuals […]