Shingo Principle “Create Value for the Customer”

This week is Shingo workshop week with my esteemed colleague Chris Butterworth running Discover Shingo Excellence in Auckland. Participants learn about the Shingo Enterprise Excellence [...]

On The Line At Lexus Part 1

Following on from my previous stories from my visit to the Toyota plant, lets pick up the tale as we head towards the Gemba. our [...]

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Quick Change Over At The Church

I saw this great example of “quick change-over” or SMED thinking on a recent trip to Waiheke Island. The Catholics have 09:15 on a Sunday [...]

Meeting Yoshiki Iwata – “Shopfloor Kaizen Breakthrough” – Day 1

So picking up from my last blog, the five of us set off from the Unipart team, heading out to a 2 week study mission [...]

Enterprise Excellence – Control Room Or Squash Court?

We all know that keeping track of the numbers and managing the RoI on any improvement initiative is something that has to be kept in [...]

“Essence Of Excellence” Continuous Improvement Conference – 7th September 2016

Click here for Details of the day:  NZ Conference 2016 draft Hold the Date! September 7th 2016 will feature our second annual Continuous Improvement Conference [...]

Lean Leadership – Two Day Public Workshops In Auckland

Designed for senior leaders this internationally acclaimed workshop is now available direct in New Zealand and presented by  Lean Thinking mentor and  international speaker Chris Butterworth [...]