LEAN THINKERS never allow any new normal define them. They will pivot their paradigm to make the decisions that create the future the business desires.
LEAN-SIGMA THINKERS ARE RABBIT CHASERS
“We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we had when we created the problem.” – Albert Einstein
As organizations make decisions due to the New Normal, they have unlimited opportunities to manifest their New Visions of Excellence.
When incorporating those needed changes for growth, gaining market share, and increasing revenues; will they find themselves chasing the same rabbits by using the same tools as they did in the past? Will they use the same tools to solve the same problems or better yet will they invest in Lean Sigma Practitioners that can expedite their desired end results?
The problem for many businesses might be the reality that as the days turn to weeks and weeks into months, good intentions give way to old habits. It is just easier to do it the old familiar way. However, planning is essential to a vision realized and a mission backed with strategic objectives will ensure that business goals set are business goals realized. The use of the correct tools will cut the decision making and problem-solving process in half.
“If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there.” -Alice in Wonderland
The failure with most improvement initiatives is that organizations “Cheery Pick” their initiatives, methodologies, projects, and the selection of the problem-solving tools. They settle for the islands of isolated efficiencies that often cannot be sustained. They forget that all business functions must support change and that low hanging fruit will only stay ripe for a season.
The paradigm shift question becomes; “If we improve one process in the enterprise system can up stream processes support it, and can downstream processes keep up with it?” Another question would be, “Will we invest the time and money to mature the process to receive the gains?”
Any improvement strategy can only be realized by the critical selection of the proper tools. We must understand that whatever the industry, speed is critical to your business’s competitiveness and health. There are 222 PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TOOLS for organizations to choose from when looking at problems, opportunities, and growth potential.
WARRNING: The focus of Six Sigma is to remove variation within an operation or a process. If your process is not stable and has had the waste removed, then Six Sigma will have a diminished return on the investment of time and manpower.
When you lean-out the system through the elimination of waste, the Simpler your processes become, the Smootherworkflows through your value streams and the Shorter your lead-times become for your customers. However, if your processes are still unstable you are only producing a defective product/service faster.
You will need to deploy Six Sigma tools to get your processes in control. Remember that the process always helps identify which tool set to use and when you can integrate them. When done effectively, your processes will become reliable, sustainable, and repeatable.
Lean Thinking critically selects the tools to speed up the decision-making process. Thus, building the framework to facilitate analysis of any situation by defining specific logical needs. This framework is perfect for uncovering the root cause of the problem and bridges the gap between Reactive and Proactive decision making. Most times you simply have a decision to make.
“If you always do what you always done you will always get what you always got.”
The question is “Do you have a Problem to solve, a Decision to make, a Planning opportunity or a combination of all three?” Spending time up front defining the purpose, focus and process will save you enormous amounts of time and effort down the road.
If you are struggling to achieve breakthrough improvements, are uncertain about which improvement approach to adopt – or are relying on traditional TQM tools; a seasoned Practitioner will help to harness the synergy of Lean and Six Sigma with the speed of Lean Thinking.
This will enable you to achieve fast, dramatic improvements in translating abstract desires from the Voice-of-the-Customers into concrete specifications and organizational requirements. Leaders will use this data to transform the strategic goals and processes in a way that delivers value to the end user.
Lean Thinking gives people a new and dramatic boost in thinking effectively and efficiently. These new principles offer tangible solutions to drastically cut the percentage of waste and to improve quality, productivity, and profitability. Properly applied, Lean Thinking will provide a quicker return on investment.
The question become; “If you chase the rabbit down the wrong hole with the wrong tool-set how long will it take you to get on the correct road? How much did it cost the organization, how much time was spent and how many of your employees fell into the rabbit hole of disappointment? Let it be known that Lean-Sigma Tools that are critically thought out will never be the reason to make the employee your “Low-Hanging-Fruit” but they will become assists for your increased capacity.
Lean Sigma Thinkers uses measurement driven methodologies and powerful root cause analysis to address problems in the organization that have been eluding management for years. Let Lean Sigma Practitioners ring in your New Normal with critical tools to help ensure many successful years to come and pave your strategic road map to a true Vision backed by proper Tool selection.
Brad Wyrick, President
HOW TO MAKE YOUR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS RELIABLE, SUSTAINABLE & REPEATABLE.
Cost, Schedule, Quality, Profit and Growth are major concerns in any business. Whatever the industry, speed is critical to your business: beating your competition to the market, effectively processing new orders, providing quality products/services, and delivering on time while operating at maximum efficiency and minimal cost.
The current global economy demands the absolute best from your business. Competition and financial pressures are intense — causing you to do more with less. To succeed, your organization needs to make customer-focused decisions that lead to profitable results.
There are 222 Process Improvement Tools for organizations to choose from when looking at problems, opportunities, and growth potential. These Tools help any product, process or service become Shorter, Simpler, Smoother, and more Stable.
The paradigm shift question is: “If you improve one process in the value stream, can up-stream processes support it, and can down-stream processes keep up with it?
The failure with most improvement initiatives is that organizations are missing the Critical Thinking Skill Set. They “Cheery Pick” the tools which often do not uncover the root cause of the problem or determine that they simply have a decision to make. Critical Thinking will bridge the gap between Reactive and Proactive decision making.
Incorporating the power of Lean Sigma Synergy into your toolbox will speed the time your teams spend on any project assigned them. Critical Thinking helps you to analysis the opportunity quickly and points you toward the right tools. The question is do you have a Problem to solve, a Decision to make, a Planning opportunity or a combination of all three. Spending time up front Critically Thinking the purpose, focus and process out will save you enormous amounts of time and effort.
Alice-In-Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there.”
Many organizations waste 70%-90% of available resources through improper management of material, time, information, people, equipment, and inventory. Symptoms of a need for improved tool selection and critical thinking: difficulty with (or avoidance of) complex issues, long meeting times with complaints of lack of progress or going in circles, frustration when attempting to influence others, and failure to agree or develop optimal, highest quality actions.
If you are struggling to achieve breakthrough improvements, are uncertain about which improvement approach to adopt – or are relying on traditional TQM tools; we invite you to harness the synergy of Lean and Six Sigma with the speed of LEAN SIGMA INTEGRATION to achieve fast, dramatic and incredible improvements which will translate abstract desires from Voice-of-the-Customers into concrete specifications and organizational requirements. Leaders will use this data to transform the strategic goals and processes in a way that delivers value to the end user.
LEAN SIGMA INTEGRATION gives people a new and dramatic boost in thinking effectively and efficiently.
These new principles offer tangible solutions to drastically cut the percentage of waste, improving quality, productivity, and profitability. Properly applied; LEAN SIGMA INTEGRATION will provide you a quicker return on investment.
God has no need of a handbasket. Just Jesus on His White Horse, followed by all His Saints.
With the Far-Left-Side-of-Stupid running amuck in the streets, people are concerned about the fate of this country. More importantly we should be extremely concern about our eternal-fate.
Unfortunately, speaking the TRUTH is so politically incorrect today and if you speak it all hell breaks loose. The truth of God’s Word is the pill that everyone needs but cannot seem to swallow. Where it is right to hold an opinion, it is dangerous to let that opinion hold you.
Satan’s greatest weapon is man’s ignorance of God’s Word! Additionally, half of the truth is the worst part of the lie. With every temptation, there is a lie involved. (1) The Prove It Lie, (2) The “For It Is Written” Lie, and (3) The Short Cut Lie. The devil deceived Eve in the garden with these lies, while Jesus was victorious in the wilderness.
The greatest and most deceptive lie conceived by man is that “ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD.” This eternally destructive lie states that since God is love, and you are a good person, God will never send you to hell. The whole and complete truth is, that all roads do lead to God but for distinct reasons and different ends: believers for their rewards and non-believers for judgment.
There are no do overs once we leave this world.
Furthermore, God does not send anyone to hell. We alone choose between heaven or hell according to our belief in or rejection of Jesus Christ. Those who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior will receive eternal life. Those who deny Christ will be judged, and by that decision alone, be separated from God for all eternity. Free choice can either be a gift or a curse.
For this reason, never let any new normal define or control you. You should pivot your paradigm to make the decisions that create the future God desires for you. Our views on reality might be different from mind to mind, but our opinion does not give us a pass on eternal matters. We must still have our Salvation worked out before the coming of the Lord. There are no do overs once we leave this world.
God has many promises for those who believe in faith the work on the cross, notwithstanding the promise of eternal life. Satan’s purpose is to draw us farther and farther away from God, and he wants to achieve that goal in any way possible. Cometh, the new world order.
At some point, even God will have had enough of all these foolish and prideful people. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28). We know the end of the story because we have read the book and personally know the author. God will return with the saints and put a stop to Satan’s world.
OVER 3,000 PROMISES FROM GOD ARE YES AND FOR SURE!
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
HOWEVER, TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
“God’s promises will expire (in the twinkling of an eye) between our last breath and our entrance into eternity.”
THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning, and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:12-14)
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE WHEN YOU BELIEVE ABSOLUTELY.
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Thoughts from my daughter, Christina Wyrick…
PIVOT- to turn or rotate, change direction, fundamental change, rebranding, reorganize- these are just some of the words that are used to describe the word PIVOT.
What PIVOT are you making during this time?
The past few weeks the word PIVOT seems to follow me wherever I go, truthfully I’m not going anywhere because I can’t walk, but every book, speaker, podcast, life coach, you name it the word pivot is the theme of May 2020 for me.Read More
You Will Never Reach the Palace Thinking Like a Peasant!
The Apostle Paul writes, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).