A mid-sized manufacturing company is finalizing its strategic plan and believes that it is time to begin Hoshin Kanri. The company is not currently operating as a Lean Enterprise – functional silos create significant amount of waste which results in poor product/service quality and high cost to serve. Additionally, different departments and regions of the […]

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I am a voracious reader. Over the past month I have been reading a lot of articles, blogs by renowned persons and what stuck is the similarity of thought process between these people. Although they hail from disparate professional fields. Scholars, Businessmen, Sportsman, Doctors etc they were propagating and writing what I felt was a […]

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Most manufacturers / distributors realize the importance of inventory accuracy – that is, having the available quantity of an item in your computer agrees with what is actually on the shelf in your warehouse. Management realizes the bad things that happen when inventory accuracy doesn’t exist: Wasted Time: If your inside salespeople constantly have to […]

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Last month we started our discussion of disposing of dead stock and excess inventory.  The first step was to identify this unneeded stock.  This month we will discuss the actual liquidation process.  What can you do with this stuff?  Consider these options: Transfer the excess stock to another company location where the inventory is needed.  […]

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What does the Elephant really look like? Well if you let the six blind men describe the elephant then each one of them with their limited range of vision would describe the beast as a WALL, SPEAR, SNAKE, TREE, and FAN AND A ROPE. That used to hold true for all Organizations – Organizations are […]

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Eros theatre is a iconic building and a movie theatre outside the Churchgate station in Mumbai. This was one theater which played English (Hollywood) movies. Enter the dragon had released and by the third week every person was talking about this movie and Bruce Lee was becoming a house hold name. A few friends decided […]

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