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What’s your ‘Purpose’?

John Seddon has been a Systems builder since the 80s. He bases his work on the genius of Taiichi Ohno - The Toyota Production System - Beyond Large-Scale Production. Seddon has been successful adapting Ohno's TPS approach but using it ...

Two Management System Mistakes We Make

Seth Godin is one of my favourite authors - a great thinker and terrific business person. Even though he's not 'ISO' his thoughts on 'systems' fit beautifully. The first mistake we make is the underestimation of the importance of something. ...

Corrective Actions…WIIFM?

Not everyone LOVES doing corrective actions, and that's an understatement! So why bother? Here are a few good reasons to carry out corrective actions: Corrective actions are one of the building blocks to system improvement. System improvement is required in ...

Consider a ‘Process Approach’ for Risk

ISO 31000 is built on a 3-Part model for Risk Management. You'll find the overview in this post: Putting Risk in Its Place and this Video: Putting Risk in Its Place Clause 4 identifies the Principles and Clause 5 lays ...

Putting Risk In Its Place

Risk is all around us, all the time! So where does the 10,000 mile journey of 'risk management' begin? ISO 31000:2018 has some ideas and can get you started. Managing risk pays many benefits including the enhancement of Organizational Resilience. ...

From ‘Thinking’ to ‘Action’

This is a solid set of steps developed by James P. Womack in his book Lean Thinking. He was into the Lean stream very early and has done some great work. He mentions Taiichi Ohno and The Toyota Production System in ...

Can We Make Improvements Through Integration?

You bet we can!! When we integrate 2 or more Standards, the time savings start immediately! It takes some work to combine some of the requirements, but the benefits last for the life of the system. Top Management Benefits Management ...

Promote Pride in People

This is Deming's 12th point - another great idea that can improve the work environment in any organization! Start with a few questions and see what emerges... Question: Is management REALLY listening? Or are people feeling like no one's responding? ...

Stop depending on final inspections!

Waiting until the end of your production cycle to do inspections is a recipe for disaster. By then, it's too late. You have time and money invested by this point and it's important to get a return on your investment. ...

When can we stop improving?

The short answer is, of course, "Never!". Unless we have a proprietary solution to a global problem and no competitors, we always need to be fine tuning our processes to survive in a world of razor thin margins. And we're ...