What would you say if someone said that current management systems are broken? Your management system? If you are intrigued and interested in learning more, you are in for a treat.In this edition of the Operational Excellence Edge ezine series, you get to meet another of the authors of Driving Operational Excellence. Forrest Breyfogle, author of 13 books in the area of process improvement, quality, and Lean Six Sigma, shares some of his unique insights on these topics and more. Forrest will share his views about Toyota’s recent struggles along with other insights you will find very useful.
Day: August 25, 2011
Have you have ever wanted to adopt the balanced scorecard philosophy into your organization? You may like the concept but find that it is not quite enough and has its limitations. The problems with the balanced scorecard methods are not in the generic sense of balance (which is good) but in the way the original authors choose to introduce balance into the scorecard ideas. This article walks through a vehicle to develop, implement, and apply the balanced scorecard to its fullest extent so that it will be useful to leadership.
I sat in on a lean six sigma green belt class today while they were reporting on their projects. Nearly every presenter struggled with the problem statement, which is a common Green Belt (GB) issue. Since GBs are generally running a project in their own area they start with a lot of pre-knowledge and biases. …