Prompting as a Lean Six Sigma Master

Learning how to effectively ask ChatGPT or prompt engineering is like knowing how to effectively Google back in the early 2000s. This is another way to show how over the years variation is manifesting in different ways and how Lean Six Sigma can be applied outside of manufacturing. With the raise of AI and ChatGPT, … Read More

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I don’t want answers, I want better questions.

“Once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes” -Albert Einstein In manufacturing, we have tools to determine cycle times, minimize changeovers, reduce inventory… and so forth. But how does it translate to services? How can you translate the tools and applications of manufacturing to the service industry … Read More

Optimizing business models with Lean Methodologies

“Give a solution, solve for a day; teach problem-solving, solve for a lifetime.” This week I shared how I started seeing Lean principles applied everywhere and business models are no different. Covid-19 put a lot of people on the sidelines with a common problem in mind “How am I going to make money now?” The … Read More

Lean Six Sigma Applied in Sales and Marketing

A friend of mine works in Marketing and has recently started to read about “Lean Manufacturing” and told me the other day, “I wish this could be applied to Marketing”. And I was like, “Why wouldn’t you be able to apply to Marketing?” His argument was “The methodology was created in a product environment to … Read More

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What does remanufactured mean?

What does remanufactured mean? It’s a question I got asked by a friend’s son when I was talking to him about different engineering approaches. Have you seen remanufactured or refurbished products? They are slowly becoming more available in places like Amazon or eBay. In the last few weeks, I have been on a journey to … Read More

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5 amazing examples of the circular economy in 2023

I have been obsessed with waste since I looked at the statistics of things we throw into landfills. To me, the amount of waste we generate to make products has been eye-opening. In 16 seconds, a pile of clothes the height of the Eifel Tower goes to a landfill. It is ridiculous. So I have … Read More

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1 Model to stop consuming Earth: The Circular economy diagram

Did you know that every 16 seconds, yes 16!!, a pile of clothes the height of the Eifel Tower go to a landfill? HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? I know we live in a capitalistic world, but we are destroying tomorrow for the benefit of today. In this article, I will break down the Circular … Read More

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3 Management Strategies to drive more value in your business

The competition is fierce, and customers demand more than ever before. If you need help to keep up with your competitors or you are trying to stay ahead of them, keep reading because today, I want to reinforce the importance of quality and its role in delivering value and giving an overview of 3 different … Read More

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What is a Lean Strategy and How Can it Benefit Your Business in 2023?

With a recession in sight, many businesses are looking at ways to cut costs and maintain margins while still delivering the same value to customers. Recession or not, our goal should be to maximize the effectiveness of our business. Are you looking to improve the efficiency and culture of your business? If so, stick with … Read More

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Maximize Your Efficiency: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Waste

With the New Year’s resolutions boiling, I wanted to give you a head start and put together a guide on lean waste. Suppose 2023 is the year you want to minimize errors, deliver more value, develop your company culture and engage your employees. In that case, there’s no better way to start than removing waste … Read More