Peter Drucker once nonchalantly said “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” So is mine. This simple message has one of the greatest keys to my success as a consultant. One of the best types of questions to ask buyers and clients are empowering questions. These are […]

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“Our mission is to become the most efficient manufacturer offering the Best in class Quality Apparels to our customers. The past six decades has seen us setting the platform, the coming decade will see our brands”Groversons” “Paris Beauty” “Winta” become truly global in nature. We have a strategy in place To eliminate Waste, To become […]

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Success loves speed!! 2017 is just around the corner. What’s your strategy to cut flab, eliminate Waste, become highly efficient, radically improve performance and Productivity, create value and become globally competitive?? Do you have a tactical plan that will help you. Improve: Process. Performance. Productivity. Profits Reduce: Waste. Defects. Costs. Some random thoughts: # Status […]

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The Results are out and we are celebrating 🎉👏👏🎉 One year Lean Transformation results – Penguin Apparels. Efficiency Before : 46 % Current : 71 % Improved by : 54% Productivity per head Before : 10.2 units Current : 14.16 units Improved by : 39% WIP Before : 1875 units Current : 872 units Reduced […]

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Is your organisation building quality into the product? Have you moved away from traditional quality inspections, managing reworks and rejections ? Are you making hidden problem’s obvious daily? One of the most powerful LEAN tool that helps you transform Quality is Jidoka : building Quality into the production Process. Stopping the machine when there is […]

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2017 is but a few weeks away. Mediocrity (or) EXCELLENCE What’s your theme for this year? I’m sure most, if not all the readers of Jim Collins best-selling book “From Good to Great” would relate.The book really nails one simple question how does one move from one point to the other. In a word infested […]

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Someone asked me to describe what does The Idea Smith really do in Lean Transformation And Continuous Improvement ???? ” All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing that time by removing […]

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Performance Driven Management – What Gets Measured Gets Done The great football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Perfection is not attainable, but, if we chase perfection, we can catch EXCELLENCE.” That is the core concept of Performance Driven Management: Continuous improvement and the measurement of that improvement. I am sure you have heard of the […]

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A year ago Matrix decided it wanted to dramatically Improve: Process. Performance. Productivity. Profits Reduce: Waste. Defects. Costs. LEAN Transformation journey commenced. The company is well on its way to achieve the objectives that it set out to under the expert guidance of The Idea Smith. What’s your strategy to cut flab, eliminate Waste, become […]

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