Consulting tip: Watch videos on LEAN

Lean. Toyota Production System. These are words and concepts that any business person should readily know and understand – even if you are not an operations consultant. Process improvement initiatives built on these concepts take out billions of dollars of waste...

Lean means no waste. No TIMWOOD

This is the most important thing you need to know as an operations consultant. Bold statement I know, but Lean is such a pivotal and fundamental point that it cannot be overstated. It is a philosophy of management, corporate culture, set of tools, and a useful way to...

How Walmart “feeds the bottleneck”

Vegetable pricing machine. I was walking through Walmart the other day and saw this simple machine that weighs and prices veggies and fruits. On the surface it seems simple enough – shoppers can price their produce, and save time at check out.  To this...