Helpful Tools for Managing your Process Flows

Helpful Tools for Managing your Process Flows

We’re going to take a short departure from our regular column on standards, to talk about techniques for managing your yard better, in the spirit of this issue on Operations. Do you have a process flow that you need to follow, but find that there are a lot of moving...
Key Performance Indicator

Key Performance Indicator

When a company is making money it can seem successful but is it truly measurable? If a company is struggling to achieve their organizational objectives it can be difficult to determine exactly what aspect of the company is holding it back. This is where Key...
Common Mistakes When Process Mapping

Common Mistakes When Process Mapping

Process mapping is an analytic tool for capturing the operation of an organization and create a visual map of the processes involved, the flow of information and deliverables. Its main goal is to create an efficient map that shows what is and is not working,...
Lean Management: Pull Movement

Lean Management: Pull Movement

Improvement plans are meant to help solve problems, and every company will have its share of problems. In workshops, not one person will put their hand up when asked ‘Who doesn’t have a problem?’. In fact, they will more than likely admit to having too many problems...
Reward Yourself

Reward Yourself

We’re only 20 days into summer, 73 more days until the first day of fall, and here in Austin it is HOT! – 105° today! The weatherman says to stay inside, stay hydrated, and limit exposure to the heat. Seems like it would be easy to take the weatherman’s advice and use...