5 Keys to Operational Excellence

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Operations, Quality, Six Sigma, Strategy, World-class

Maturity Matrix

Over the course of my career, I’ve met numerous continuous improvement and operations professionals. While they are passionate about improving their organization and adding value, often they feel their efforts are unsupported and viewed as being isolated from the other departments. Yet, in many of those same organizations, I have heard the executive team talk about achieving operational excellence. Why … Read More

Introduction to ISO

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Operations, Quality

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By Sara Goncus In the business word the acronym ISO is often heard and associated with quality and continuous improvement. Companies that implement ISO standards know very well its power to affect positive change in an organization, while others may wonder what exactly the standards entail and whether or not it applies to them.This article will discuss what ISO is, … Read More

Shift Your Continuous Improvement Program Into Overdrive

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Managing, Operations, Quality, Six Sigma, World-class

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Is your continuous improvement (CI) program achieving all you want from it? Ever wondered or wished that it would be more productive? You’re not alone, recent studies have shown that approximately 60 percent of executives are disappointed with the results of their continuous improvement initiatives. That’s pretty dismal. The good news? You don’t have to be one of the 60 … Read More

Busy or Productive?

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Operations

Ever notice how you can be busy all day and still not get anything accomplished? It’s usually because all your time is consumed by the urgent instead of the important. I noticed myself doing this and also saying how busy I was. Sure I was busy, but was I always as productive as I should be? By making a few … Read More