Author Archives: Janos Szocs

Lean for Knowledge Work

Buried in Work? If you’re a knowledge worker or managing knowledge workers, chances are you are buried in work. Do you ever feel this way? And that – daily – you’re sinking ever deeper? Maybe You’re Buried in Unplanned Work! The … Continue reading

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The “10 Foot, 3-Second” Rule of Visual Management

The “10 Foot, 3-Second” axiom is a rule of thumb regarding visual controls. The rule says that a person should be able to look at the visual board from 10 feet away, and should be able to discern normal from … Continue reading

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Build a Rock-Solid Business Case for Your Lean Six Sigma Project

Build a Rock-Solid Business Case for Your Lean Six Sigma Project Before you begin any Lean Six Sigma project, you need to determine whether a business case exists for the goal you intend to achieve. Every project needs to be … Continue reading

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Improve your Working Capital Management

Improvement Opportunities in Working Capital Management Working capital management plays an important role in the successful management of a company. The goal of working capital management is to ensure that the company is able to continue its operations and that … Continue reading

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Forecast Accuracy and the Bottom Line

To handle the increasing variety and complexity of managerial forecasting problems, many forecasting Demand Forecasting techniques have been developed over time. Each has its special use, and care must be taken to select the correct technique for a particular application. … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model for Kaizen Facilitators

The Kaizen event is a focused, short-term workshop that involves people from multiple functions and levels of the organization in working together to address a problem or improve a process focusing all resources towards a narrow and specific objective. These … Continue reading

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Comparison of Monte Carlo Simulation Tools

The Monte Carlo method is often used in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) to analyze the sensitivity of a prototype system, and to predict yields and/or process capability. A product design should ideally have a small degree of sensitivity to … Continue reading

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