My business is 3 years old – should I get a lean six sigma black belt?

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Many business owners worry about whether they’re ready for the lean six sigma treatment. Almost always lean six sigma can help your business, but whether you should run before you can walk is another matter. If you think you’re there, or pretty close, then it is definitely worth considering. Remember that a lean six sigma black belt is a highly … Read More

My business is 3 years old – should I get a lean six sigma black belt? was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

Benefits of process mapping for SMEs

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Benefits of process mapping

Benefits of process mapping for SMEs In the world of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), making continual improvements to the way you do things is essential. But first we need to establish where things could be bettered, where the inefficiencies lie and how best to improve them. Process mapping, a key quality improvement tool used in Lean Six Sigma and … Read More

Benefits of process mapping for SMEs was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

What are Some of the Most Common Business Analysis Techniques?

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What are some of the most common business analysis techniques? Business analysis is essentially the process of finding out what’s going on in a company – be it good or bad – and finding ways to improve. Even small companies can benefit from some of the techniques, it is often assumed that it is just the corporates or the consultancies … Read More

What are Some of the Most Common Business Analysis Techniques? was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

What are the benefits of continuous improvement?

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What are the benefits of continuous improvement?

What are the benefits of continuous improvement? Change can happen in many different ways within an organisation. A major shift in working practices or output demands could require months of planning and a significant reshuffle in the business. But in the best-performing organisations something else happens – continuous improvement. Often overlooked and undervalued, this process of gradual change is essential … Read More

What are the benefits of continuous improvement? was last modified: January 24th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

What is Lean 5S and why is it useful in a small business?

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Can 5S be used in a small business and how?

What is Lean 5S and why is it useful in a small business? What is 5S? Why do we think that all small businesses would benefit from using it?At its simplest, 5S is a lean methodology that seeks to eliminate waste and create value within an organisation. Some may consider it just another tool but trust me it’s much more than … Read More

What is Lean 5S and why is it useful in a small business? was last modified: January 23rd, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

What are some of the change management models?

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What are some of the change management models?

We live in a business world where change management is constantly referred to and much is made of its importance, it’s a really wide subject area with plenty of opinions.  Here is our take on the most well known theories and approaches as with all of this stuff focus on making it appropriate or relevant to your circumstance and remember … Read More

What are some of the change management models? was last modified: January 18th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

What is the difference between continuous improvement and continual improvement?

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What is the difference between continuous improvement and continual improvement? What’s the difference between continuous improvement and continual improvement? Is it mere semantics or something far more important? All too often these terms are used interchangeably, however, there is a subtle but very important difference between them. Both are focused on improving quality of processes and therefore productivity of an … Read More

What is the difference between continuous improvement and continual improvement? was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

Need help with business model analysis? Here are some tips

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Need help with business model analysis? Here are some tips The whole point of a business model is that it’s continually being tested in the marketplace. It’s dynamic, flexible and capable of withstanding external changes. An essential part of making that work is constant re-evaluation of what’s going right and what’s going wrong – something we call business model analysis. … Read More

Need help with business model analysis? Here are some tips was last modified: January 17th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens