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1. Using Lean in Procurement
Lean is the continuous improvement tool that is becoming more prevalent in procurement situations. Since only so much can be saved on direct materials, streamlining processes and eliminating waste become ...
Created on 10 February 2015
2. Reasons for Lack of CI Adoption
Continuous improvement techniques have had great success across all types and sizes of businesses. Yet, some haven't adopted CI. Why is that?On the Product Design & Development site, Alan Nicol provides ...
Created on 08 August 2013
3. Innovation vs. Continuous Improvement
Mike Suman, on the M Live site, expresses concerns about the potential for the Lean continuous improvement methodology to inhibit innovation.Although they can certainly co-exist, it is definitely possible ...
Created on 06 August 2013
4. Continuous Improvement in Action
Continuous Improvement is a practice that's in place at many companies across the country. It's interesting to take a look at a major one that is taking it to the next level.On the Process Excellence Network ...
Created on 05 August 2013
5. Should You Ditch Your CI Programs?
We're always on the lookout for alternative opinions here at Although the title of the article "Why Continuous Improvement May Need to be Discontinued' is more provocative than its content warrants, ...
Created on 30 July 2013
6. Continuous Improvement Up North
Anyone who's visited our northern neighbor has probably noticed the Tim Horton chain. Continuous Improvement has made a significant impact on their profitability. In an interview in The Globe and Mail, ...
Created on 30 July 2012
7. Can You Improve? Continuously?
... n born and raised in manufacturing, but it’s most definitely applicable to processes across the business. The tools you’ll often hear about are approaches like 6 Sigma, Lean, and Kaizen. You can find a pletho ...
Created on 31 December 2010