All posts tagged "Lean"

  • RugDoctor and St. Louis Community College Are Partners in Progress

    Lean thinking and work processes, including the use of tools such as 5S, Visual Management, Work Cell Redesign and Six Sigma, are being used by corporations worldwide to increase their competitive strength by driving higher degrees of...

    • Posted April 5, 2011
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  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 24, 2011

    This week: Lean Drives Engagement and Engagement Drives Retail Sales, Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything, Secrets to Sending Better E-mail, Avoidable Job Search Mistakes, Managing and Motivating Employees in Their Twenties, Still Out of the Job...

    • Posted January 24, 2011
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  • Lean Drives Engagement and Engagement Drives Retail Sales

    What drove the dehumanization of work that occurred early in the Twentieth Century? Legions of experts developed work processes with little or no regard for individual workers' insights and creativity. The result was "experts know, managers and...

    • Posted January 21, 2011
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  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 18, 2011

    This week: Lean Retailing: Driving Indelible Impressions on the Sales Floor, Practices Your Clients Will Love, What’s Your Excuse for Not Achieving Your Goals?, Networking Survival: Tips for Introverts, Communication Traps That Foil Innovation, Interview (Not So)...

    • Posted January 18, 2011
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  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 10, 2011

    This week: Lean Retailing: A Total Focus on the Customer, What It Takes to Be a Great Employer, Weirdest Interview Questions, Things to Do When You Start Your New Job, Best Way to Use the Last Five...

    • Posted January 10, 2011
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  • Workforce Development News – Jan. 3, 2011

    This week: Lean Drives Focus and Focus Drives Retail Sales, Your Career Transition Action Plan, Smart Career Resolutions for 2011, Pimp Your Resume, Taxpayers With Itemized Deductions, New Tax Changes You Need to Know, Federal Checks Soon...

    • Posted January 3, 2011
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  • The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy
    The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy

    When implemented successfully Lean delivers very high impact results. Yet it is successful in fewer than 37% of the organizations that attempt to implement it. Lean fixes do work. So how do you make lean stick?

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis
    Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis

    Built upon three basic beliefs about the nature of work and workers, Lean work processes are having a remarkable impact on productivity, product quality, and profitability. Here’s how Lean can impact two critical healthcare issues—preventable infection rates...

    • Posted February 20, 2010
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  • Final Ingredient of High-Impact Training
    The Final Ingredient of High-Impact Training

    Doing what needs to be done to ensure that the skills and knowledge learned in a training program are retained—that they “stick” in the mind of the learner—and are applied on the job is a crucial challenge....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • The Human Side of Lean
    The Human Side of Lean

    The heart of Lean is the set of beliefs about human beings and human behavior. These beliefs stand in marked contrast to many of the beliefs that guide the behavior of today's managers and supervisors.

    • Posted May 14, 2008
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