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Quality at the Source: Practical Leadership Techniques

 One of the fundamental concepts of lean is Quality at the Source (QAS).  Typically, lean practitioners discuss QAS from the aspects of error proofing and not passing on defects.  These QAS concepts apply equally well to manufacturing, service, and business processes. Often overlooked is the concept of proactive quality…See More
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Quality at the Source: Practical Leadership Techniques

 One of the fundamental concepts of lean is Quality at the Source (QAS).  Typically, lean practitioners discuss QAS from the aspects of error proofing and not passing on defects.  These QAS concepts apply equally well to manufacturing, service, and business processes. Often overlooked is the concept of proactive quality…See More
Apr 2, 2015
David Hicks's blog post was featured

Controlling Costs Through Safety & Medical Management

Uncertainty thy name is healthcare.  About the only thing we can count on with healthcare, particularly in an industrial situation, is continually increasing costs.In addition to the personal impacts of a workplace injury to the employee, companies lose as much as $60 billion in decreased productivity each year.  Lost time since 2006 has increased 13% and injury costs have increased about 14%.  Only about 25% of the total costs of a workplace injury are covered by Workers’ Compensation, leaving…See More
Jul 18, 2013
David Hicks commented on Jay Clark's blog post Becoming transformational through effective self-leadership Part 2
"Allen Timmons DBA dissertation might be interesting to you.  The Effects of Transformation and Transactional Leadership on Lean Strategy in small and medium manufacturers. (University of Phoenix, 2007). Dwight Herkness wrote A study of…"
Aug 15, 2012
David Hicks left a comment for Inge King
"Greetings, Inge! Welcome to AuburnWorks.  Henry is working on the grant paperwork for AJIN.  I look forward to working with you when it gets approved. Keep in touch. david"
Aug 15, 2012
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"David- A Big Hello to you! Ajin USA... Inge, Training Specialist"
Aug 15, 2012
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Culture Change Through the Toyota Kata- Practical Leadership Tips

I’ve heard culture defined as, “what most of the people do, most of the time.” Leaders are constantly faced with the challenge to improve their financial situation, but culture often seems to hold them back (Pay, 2008).The Toyota Kata process is a guidebook for obtaining a more disciplined and focused…See More
Jul 7, 2012
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Flavor of the Month - Practical Leadership Tips

 Over the years, we’ve heard of many management techniques such as TOC, TQM, JIT, ISO, Lean, 6 Sigma, Shainin Red X, etc. One of management’s challenges is to prevent these useful tools from becoming the “flavor of the month.” One of our clients was interested in the Toyota Kata seminar to enhance her capability to lead a…See More
Jun 28, 2012
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Leading a continuous improvement culture- Practical Leadership Tips

“We know what to do, but never seem to execute.”  These were the words of a senior leader just last week.  They have six teams working on A3 projects, meeting every Friday for progress reports.  Like many teams, their groups had high energy at the beginning and made good progress for a few weeks.  Then the daily panics…See More
Jun 14, 2012
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Leading a continuous improvement culture- Practical Leadership Tips

“We know what to do, but never seem to execute.”  These were the words of a senior leader just last week.  They have six teams working on A3 projects, meeting every Friday for progress reports.  Like many teams, their groups had high energy at the beginning and made good progress for a few weeks.  Then the daily panics…See More
Jun 12, 2012
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Leading a continuous improvement culture- Practical Leadership Tips

“We know what to do, but never seem to execute.”  These were the words of a senior leader just last week.  They have six teams working on A3 projects, meeting every Friday for progress reports.  Like many teams, their groups had high energy at the beginning and made good progress for a few weeks.  Then the daily panics…See More
Jun 8, 2012
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Where's the Exit?- Practical Leadership Tips

When you travel on a commercial flight, the safety briefing always includes a discussion of the exits.  When you go to a movie, the safety briefing includes, "The exits to the right and left of the screen have been checked and are clear exits from the building in the event of an emergency."Exits are an important part of everyday…See More
Jan 18, 2012
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Who holds the key to sustainment?- Practical Leadership Tips

In every class I teach, sustainment is always a concern.  Folks want to know how to sustain improvement activities, usually focusing on techniques. A better first question might be, “Who holds the key to sustainment?”  Many researchers found a lack of management commitment to be the primary cause of lean…See More
Nov 29, 2011

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Quality at the Source: Practical Leadership Techniques

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 7:02am 0 Comments

 

One of the fundamental concepts of lean is Quality at the Source (QAS).  Typically, lean practitioners discuss QAS from the aspects of error proofing and not passing on defects.  These QAS…

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Controlling Costs Through Safety & Medical Management

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

Uncertainty thy name is healthcare.  About the only thing we can count on with healthcare, particularly in an industrial situation, is continually increasing costs.

In addition to the personal impacts of a workplace injury to the employee, companies lose as much as $60 billion in decreased productivity each year.  Lost time since 2006 has increased 13% and injury costs have increased about 14%.  Only about 25% of the total costs of a workplace injury are covered by Workers’…

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Culture Change Through the Toyota Kata- Practical Leadership Tips

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments

I’ve heard culture defined as, “what most of the people do, most of the time.” Leaders are constantly faced with the challenge to improve their financial situation, but culture often seems to hold them back (Pay, 2008).

The Toyota Kata process is a guidebook for obtaining a more…

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Flavor of the Month - Practical Leadership Tips

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 7:57am 0 Comments

 

Over the years, we’ve heard of many management techniques such as TOC, TQM, JIT, ISO, Lean, 6 Sigma, Shainin Red X, etc. One of management’s challenges is to prevent these useful tools from becoming the “flavor of the month.”

 

One of our clients was interested in the Toyota Kata…

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Leading a continuous improvement culture- Practical Leadership Tips

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

“We know what to do, but never seem to execute.”  These were the words of a senior leader just last week.  They have six teams working on A3 projects, meeting every Friday for progress reports.  Like many teams, their groups had high energy at the beginning and made good progress for a few…

Continue

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At 3:44pm on August 15, 2012, Inge King said…

David-

A Big Hello to you!

Ajin USA...

Inge, Training Specialist

At 10:53pm on February 24, 2011, Nguyen The Chinh said…

My manager asked me to create a draft of TWI plan. Thus I started with web searching and came here. Following is my plan:

DRAFT FOR TWI PLAN

Purpose and significance

Focus on building the LO/GLO skills to provide a base that allows them to raise the skill level of operator regarding 4 programs: Job instruction, Job method, Job relation and Job Safety.

So that it’s very useful for PWB production at current situation.

Goal

  • Teach LO/GLO the right way to train operator to do job correctly-> high production
  • Teach LO/GLO to improve the way every job is done -> Kaizen
  • Teach LO/GLO to develop operator for peak performance -> high yield
  • Help company prevent accidents and promote environmental health and safety awareness.

Scope: focus on LO/GL

Resource:

            External: Japanese trainer, training centre

            Internal: TD, HR (Trainer team)

Plan:

  • Get project approved
  • Define trainer team
  • Invite external trainers (Japanese, training center)
  • Learning
  • Make TWI training document
  • Pilot TWI
  • Train
  • Set up TWI system
  • Sustrain TWI system

 I'm expecting to hear from you for this matter.

At 10:17pm on August 7, 2010, Mark Smith said…
Thanks David! I appreciate the feedback.
At 9:30am on October 29, 2009, Elizabeth (Beth) D. Reid said…
Working on it !!! Geez - such a task master !!!!
 
 
 

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