Webinar: Transition from Doing Problem Solving to Coaching Problem Solving

Think of the iconic sports coaches. The inspirational locker room talks. Setting the game plan and selecting plays. Giving players feedback on form and fundamentals. That's what most of us think of when we hear the word "coaching". But when it comes to coaching problem solving, things are different. In our world of continuously improving … Continue reading Webinar: Transition from Doing Problem Solving to Coaching Problem Solving

Transformance Advisors Lean and Six Sigma Alumni Event

You’re Invited! CLN member organization, Transformance Advisors cordially invites you to come join their annual Lean and Six Sigma Alumni Event on April 9th. The event brings together alumni for an annual sharing of progress and networking. This year’s event will have presentations by Lean enthusiasts from RK, Hirsh Precision Products, Louisiana State University Shreveport, … Continue reading Transformance Advisors Lean and Six Sigma Alumni Event

The M&M Quality Workshop using Measurement System Analysis (Friday, January 17, 2020)

Is your team producing consistent, error-proofed products? About this Event How do you know if each operator is consistent with themselves (repeatability), consistent with the team (reproducibility) and working to the same standard? Have you exhausted your quick-hit tools only to find yourself in a worse state of confusion as to where to pinpoint the … Continue reading The M&M Quality Workshop using Measurement System Analysis (Friday, January 17, 2020)

Lean Everyday Innovation A3

"The Colorado SOLVE Guide is the State of Colorado's method for Lean problem solving that helps Colorado employees streamline work processes that have become inefficient, freeing up time and resources to perform tasks that really matter to our customers" (State of Colorado OSPB website, 2019). Purpose/Description: The Lean Everyday Innovation (LEI) A3 is intended to guide you … Continue reading Lean Everyday Innovation A3

New Year, New You.

The New Year is just around the corner, which means most are taking a little time to reflect. It's a time filled with renewed energy and drive for change, with many making resolutions and planning strategies for an even more successful 2018. While creating mission statements are traditionally a Lean/Hoshin tool, it also fits well for those who perpetually set New Years Resolutions that don't result in change. 

ADKAR: Cultivating a PI Culture with Change Management

Changing the way people think about innovation is tough, and figuring out where change fails is even harder. ADKAR just might have some of the answers. Before reading this book, one must understand that process improvement works best from the bottom-up. This entails empowering your front-line employees to make necessary changes in order to enhance their work … Continue reading ADKAR: Cultivating a PI Culture with Change Management

Tired of meetings? Try Lean Coffee Hour

This was a screenshot of my calendar last week. Fairly typical of most professionals I'd say; meetings peppered throughout my day, some a simple 30 minutes where various inputs were needed, others half day problem solving sessions I was either hosting or involved with. It also seems fairly common that this doesn't describe the whole … Continue reading Tired of meetings? Try Lean Coffee Hour

Process Mapping with Toast

Tom Wujec is famous for traveling around the world in order to fix complex business problems while relating those problems to the process of making toast. Corey Niemeyer and myself thought that this activity would mesh well with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich simulation that we developed. It seems that this simulation has gone … Continue reading Process Mapping with Toast