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What Happened to General Electric?

Posted: July 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm   /   Blog, Performance

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Forward Now here is something to think about! Can a model based on Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and lifelong learning enable quality professionals to add value in times of disruption? Ruth Stanley General Electric (GE) for many years was the go-to company for […]

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The Brockville Experience

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 12:35 am   /   Blast from the Past, Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E   Blast from the Past The Brockville Experience Capital Quality News, June 1991 Tony Don About two dozen members attended the plant tour and presentation of Brock Telecom Ltd and again it proved to be a highly interesting event. The group was divided […]

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Re-Humanising Work (and Organizations) Through Projects

Posted: July 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Good Day! Since the industrial revolution, workers have been progressively reduced to numbers, headcount, assets, fixed costs; and organizations have been driven primarily by targets and control systems. Significant innovations in management have mostly focused at doing the work faster and cheaper. Yet, […]

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4 Qualities Every Effective Leader Exhibits

Posted: July 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm   /   Blog, Leadership

G U E S T  A R T I C L E The Essence of Leadership… I have deployed many productivity improvement programs for business. In doing so, I have trained and coached employees from scratch and had them engage projects that solved all kinds of problems. The result: improved profitability, meaningful jobs, and economic […]

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Blast from the Past – Bell Northern Research Section Meeting

Posted: June 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm   /   Blast from the Past, Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Blast from the Past Bell Northern Research Section Meeting Jeff Smith Capital Quality News, February 1992 Our second regular meeting (October 22, 1991) took place at the Carling lab. We began the process venting with a short reception followed by an excellent dinner […]

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Enterprise Transformation: Mastering Fear to Succeed

Posted: June 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm   /   Blog, Leadership

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Patrick Krzyzosiak has given permission to reproduce his article. The English entry (given below) is a short summary of the blog and a reasonably faithful translation of some of his shares on LinkedIn. French version of the article has also been reproduced following […]

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Kaizen: Lost in Translation

Posted: June 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm   /   Blog, Kaizen

G U E S T  A R T I C L E View Online About the author: Jun Nakamuro Jun Nakamuro has endorsed to coach the Taiichi Ohno method of TPS and Kaizen beyond Toyota. Since 2007, he has undergone extensive training in Japan and received certification following the TPS guidelines officially approved by Taiichi […]

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A3 Report – Tips for a proper implementation and use

Posted: June 3, 2018 at 12:40 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Definition An A3 report is a standard graphic tool for problem solving that applies the basic logic of the PDCA cycle. Its principles and methodology are applicable to any type of organisation and it encourages the analysis of root causes, describing processes and […]

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Seeking Insights on Executive Resistance to Lean

Posted: May 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm   /   Blog, Lean

Article by Jacob Stoller Reflections on the Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO Read now! About the author: Jacob Stoller Jacob Stoller is a writer and facilitator specializing in communication between experts and outsiders in areas such as Lean management, information technology, accounting, and engineering. Additional information on Jacob StollerMichael is available on Linkedin. […]

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Reflections on the Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO

Posted: May 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm   /   Blog, Lean

G U E S T  A R T I C L E I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to receive a Shingo Publication Award for The Lean CEO at the 2019 Shingo Conference in Cincinnati. The occasion has caused me to reflect on Lean, and my own involvement with it. This reflection […]

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