Leaders contact us because they want their organization to run more smoothly, efficiently, and effectively. We help you learn and apply practical theories, methods, and tools that enable, sustain and enhance your operations.

  • Process Consultation
  • Operational Effectiveness (Process Improvement: Lean, Six Sigma, more)
  • Integrating tools to business purposes

We work with you to meet your specific needs, whether it is integrating new tools and methods, reinvigorating existing initiatives, or developing new strategies and tactics for improvements. 

Articles for understanding 

Article: A Pragmatist’s View on Improving Organizations: What The Heck Is It With All These Improvement Approaches - Unpublished - Contribution Table

Article: Thinking In Community While Framing Your Project: Beyond Playing Nice
In2:InThinking Network’s April 2015 ‘On-Going Discussion’, June workshop & Presentation

ArticleImprovement Methodology Integration: A framework for comparing Six Sigma, Lean, and Theory of Constraints
(This article was picked up by
American Society for Quality, edited and published in Quality Progress)
(ASQs article was picked up by
Lean Enterprise Institute and added to their website)

Article: Improvement Triad: Processes, Products, and Management Practices
(This article was published in Value World)

Article: Performance, Excellence and the Trouble with Tools
(Highly edited article which appeared on Process Excellence Network)

Workshop Example

The SituationSummaryPhysical EnvironmentExisting Assembly LineExisting Line - OutputOperators Adapt to EnvironmentExperimental Line - Station 1Experimental Line - Station 2Experimental Line - Station 3Experimental Line - Station 4Experimental Line - Station 5Experimental Line - Pack OutAs ShippedStudies & AnalysisSome New IdeasNew Pack OutIdea DiscussionsRejected IdeaVideo Taped For EducationInexpensive TestsFinal Simulation - 1Final Simulation - 2Final Simulation - 3Final Simulation - 4Final Simulation - 5The Usual Suspects
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