In a process industry environment small improvements make a big difference due to the high volume of product moving through the facility in a short period of time. I remember one facility that was running at the high end of the customer material specification due to process variation. After improving the process variation we were able to run the material at the low end of the specification saving the plant $600,000 a year. [Read more…]
Metrics…every company has them. Not all metrics are created equal, and quite frankly, some metrics can derail a Lean transformation.
I was with the CEO and CFO of a rather large industrial manufacturing company, and I learned that they measured their plant management on Machine Efficiency. When asked why, the CFO responded: “we paid a lot of money for these machines, and we want to make sure we fully utilize them”. [Read more…]
How to deploy Breakthrough Business Strategies to achieve sustained growth and profitability in the current challenging business environment.
According to a study conducted by CFO Magazine, over 500 companies revealed that the top reason for the lack of value in their company’s planning process can be explained by the lack of a well-defined process to drive their strategies to execution. [Read more…]
Lean Horizons Consulting presents a series of webinars on strengthening and building successful new product systems.
Each year in the United States, 7 out of 10 new products fail. This series is about the methodology and process of delivering successful new products on time, on budget and building the three year sales plan.
Please join us for six information packed sessions (series schedule below).
All sessions are Thursdays at 2:00PM EDST, and are approximately 45 minutes long with time for Q&A at the end.
|March 8||Overview – NPD Methodology|
|April 12||Using VOC to win big & be guided by QFD|
|May 10||How to create Ideation?|
|June 7||Verifying the new product concept – one last check|
|September 6||Before NPD, build the product plan|
|October 11||Ready & fast execution through Milestone|
About Your Hosts
|The series is hosted by Mark Deluzio. He was mentored by the originators of the Toyota Production System. He has directed the implementation of lean principles and strategies the last 25 years in many businesses and industries. Mark is President and CEO of Lean Horizons Consulting. He was inducted into the Shingo Academy for his contribution to the Lean movement.||Paul Rowean will lead the discussion on new products. He earned a Master Black Belt in Ideation as well as VOC in a 25 year career at Danaher Corporation. He is considered an expert facilitator and implementer of lean new product development. He has mentored over 20 Master Black Belts. Paul leads the lean growth tools practice for Lean Horizons Consulting.|