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

Shift Your Continuous Improvement Program Into Overdrive

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

overdrive

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

Common Mistakes When Defining Continuous Improvement Projects

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Managing, Quality, Six Sigma

Thursday November 1, 2012 – Thursday November 1, 2012 Map and Directions | Register Description: All too often we see projects falter, lose momentum, and stall. When we meet with the project lead, the cause is quickly identified as something they had control over the entire time but failed to do well. What is that key step? Project definition. It has … Read More