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October 22, 2020  

Coca-Cola recovery continues as it grows leaner in pandemic

Company has accelerated a planned reorganization that will put more emphasis on fast-growing brands.

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September 22, 2020  

Voice of the customer: Where lean thoughts become reality

Pandemic issues have distracted from process and product delivery.

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July 29, 2020  

Finding balance when consistency of purpose is not quite enough

What customers willingly pay for will change, so think process.

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July 23, 2020  

Centre of truth: Uncover previous disturbances to flow

Methodologies can be effective but what about quality?

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June 9, 2020  

Apply 5S forethought: Once started it’s hard to change course

Do it right and there’s more to gain than reduced searching.

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January 21, 2020  

Measuring performance for multiple sites, departments or teams

Maintain the focus to keep your strategy alive.

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October 31, 2019  

Sit on your hands: It’s about experiencing the learning

Slow down, guide and coach as the trainee performs the methodology.

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September 17, 2019  

Changing shifts: Engineer them to improve productivity

Have work at every station so the incoming crew begins immediately.

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August 8, 2019  

Riding the white water: Kayaking and leadership lessons learned

How the sport parallels manufacturing and leadership.

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June 26, 2019  

People power: Expand your vision of how work is done

Work environments are evolving with new roles, responsibilities and accountability.

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June 11, 2019  

Create a positive culture: Making a difference drives strategic advantage

Eliminate the silos and tap the strengths of your team members.

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May 7, 2019  

Build your brand with tools that improve your plant’s processes

Achieve velocity and increase your value to the customer.

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April 2, 2019  

Increase your velocity: Focus on reducing cycle times

Improve on-time delivery with a build/test program.

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February 13, 2019  

Optimize PM programs: Add lean to improve your plant’s efficiency

Eliminating eight wastes leads to world-class performance.

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September 24, 2018  

Distinguish between genuine and apparent efficiency

True kaizen generates no waste and reduces costs.