Galileo

Your System is Perfectly Designed to Get What You Get

Your System is Perfectly Designed to Get What You Get The best operations put their effort into the systems that will produce the results their customers demand. They focus their attention on the interacting steps, actions, and elements that make up the processes and procedures the organization follows. They see problems as system issues and […]

Standardized Work: Choreographed Dance between Man and Machine

Standardized Work: Choreographed Dance between Man and Machine  Observing well executed and well-designed standardized work is like watching a choreographed dance between man and machines. All the same key elements apply: Content, Sequence, Timing, and Outcome. Both dance and standardized work are designed to synchronize steps in a pre-specified way that creates the impression of […]

Hold the Onions – Visual Management

  Hold the Onions – Visual Management Operational excellence often looks very simple. Great work designs and visual factories may not seem all that impressive to the casual observer. But when well-defined processes run smoothly, without interjection from supervision or management, it is because the hard work of creating a great work design was done […]

Good Now is Better than Perfect Later

Help the Wounded – Leave the Stragglers

Help the Wounded – Leave the Stragglers  Operational excellence is not complicated, but it is hard work. Some of the hardest work is accepting and solving the inevitable problems that an environment rich in standards creates.  Leaders within organizations react in different ways to the discoveries. Many see the problem identified as an opportunity and […]

Experience is Knowledge

What if Operating Improvement Doesn’t Increase Profit?

What if operating improvement doesn’t increase profit? Great organizations have learned how to unlock incredible value through the implementation of a world class operating model with A3 thinking, daily management, practical problem solving, and leader’s standard work.  These same organizations have seen equally great improvement in their profitability. But … what if your operating improvement […]

Team Unity

Pain Multiplies When Processes Connect

Pain Multiplies When Processes Connect Organizations unlock tremendous waste by focusing on the flow of value in delivering their product or service. The velocity of the value stream that delivers the product or service is directly tied to the flow of the process. Queues, buffers, and staging points slow the velocity and increase the cost … BUT, […]