Four Pitfalls to Achieving Operational Excellence

With downsizing of operational staff and fluctuating demand, operations managers have had to improve profitability by pursuing operational excellence (OpEx) strategies. However, a lack of awareness of the pitfalls that can hinder the process have resulted in lackluster results. If operations management keep a few factors in mind, they likely will see better results in […]

Lessons from the Road: Eliminating Waste in Your Personal Work

How many of you leave your work feeling like none of your day was a waste? Very few, I suspect. Some studies have found that the average person has two to six hours of waste for every eight hours they are at work. Most waste elimination is focused on organizational waste; we sometimes forget to […]