Lean


Jul06

Cost Reduction Programs Fall to the Antecedent Effect

Cost Reduction Programs Fall to the Antecedent Effect

According to global management consulting firm McKinsey and Co only 10% of cost-reduction programs sustain their results three years on. In particular areas such as sales, general, and administrative costs are particularly hard to shift  while manufacturing efficiencies are easier to shift.

Posted in Lean, Change Management, Performance Improvement

Aug15

Understanding Performance Improvement

What happens when you plateau

Understanding Performance Improvement

Whether you are using Six Sigma, or Lean etc, your improvement effort will reach some limit of performance, that for which you cannot seem to improve on. The pattern will follow the tradition learning curve where the gains you make will reach a plateau.

Posted in Lean, Six Sigma, Performance Improvement