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Understanding Lean: Values and Principles

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog|

In the 1930s, demand for variety in the automotive industry was growing. While new systems were introduced to decrease the cost per step, throughput times became significantly longer. Then Kiichiro Toyoda, Shigeo Shingo and Taiichi Ohno of Toyota, building on the works of Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran, observed that a series of innovations might make it possible to provide continuity in process flow as well as a variety of products. Thus, the Toyota Production System was founded and the term lean management came to life.

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Engaged, Empowered Teams Achieve Their Goals

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog, Home_article|

Imagine if your employees were 100 percent engaged. Imagine a culture where the entire workforce used data to drive decisions.* Imagine if your workforce embraced a structured process that would sustain gains and foster continuous performance improvement.* Imagine achieving your goals. CFAN, a San Marcos, Texas-based partnership between GEA (General Electric Aviation) and SNECMA, was poised to [...]

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How Creating an Engine for Favorability Produces Great Results

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog|

  Start your engine! You’re about to take your operational excellence to the next level! The phrase “engine for favorability” comes from one of our good clients. A senior executive coined the phrase after his team knocked their productivity and performance out of the park by exceeding their performance goals while consistently staying under budget [...]

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Finding Time: The Key to Productivity

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog|

"Time is what we want most and use worst." – William Penn. We all have the same 24 hours. While some people are able to use them to an amazing result, the rest of us feel like we just don’t have enough to accomplish all the things we want to do. But dig a little [...]

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How to Align Goals and Indicators to Set Expectations and Measure Performance

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog|

Why you’re not meeting your organizational goals (and how to start). We set personal goals every year, but a month passes (or mere days for some of us) and we’ve already lost sight of them. The year goes by and we wonder what happened. It’s not just personal goals that get lost this way, though. [...]

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High Performance Work Teams Aren’t Just Problem Solvers

By |August 29th, 2016|Blog|

Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen are tools to solve problems, but they’re only part of a bigger picture Organizations that want to improve company process and performance often invest in Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen training for their executives and employees. They’ll put up metric boards. They’ll identify problems and solve them. Employees are sometimes [...]

Performance Measurements Aren’t Good or Bad, They’re a Tool for Improvement

By |August 24th, 2016|Blog|

Life isn’t black and white, and neither is workplace success. Too often, employees think that performance measurements are at either ends of the spectrum—they’re good or they’re bad. Employees may avoid even discussing the topic out of fear of getting in trouble or getting someone else in trouble. However, the goal of measurements is to [...]

Vince Caldevilla

By |August 16th, 2016|Team|

Partner Consultant With over 25 years in various management capacities, Vince has developed broad business expertise in managing operations, people, projects, and services. He has worked in large, medium and small companies and has assisted many start-ups. Vince excels working in team environments and has managed process improvement projects that resulted in cost savings and [...]

Leadership: Getting Work Accomplished Through Others

By |May 18th, 2016|Blog|

Are you setting your team up for success? It takes more than hard work to become an effective leader. Planning, organization, and guidance are all important functions. Effective leaders also look to themselves when performance drops before looking to their team. So how can you ensure that you’re being an effective leader and that your [...]

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Voice of the Customer: There’s No Guesswork in Customer Satisfaction

By |March 2nd, 2016|Blog|

Don’t ever assume: Especially when it comes to what your customers want. Business leaders will often make statements, create policies, and set expectations for their organization based on assumptions of what their customers want. Without data to support these claims, their statements, processes, and policies are pure guesswork based on what they think their customers [...]