Monthly Archives: October 2019

Results are NOT the Continuous Improvement Leaders Job!

Results are not the Lean Six Sigma leader's job

Published on March 8, 2016 Edit article View stats Status is onlineCedro ToroCEO – KPI Fire Strategy Execution Software28 articles A friend of mine emailed me with a tough question last month. “I have a problem. About a year ago I (somehow) talked my way into a job as a CI coordinator. …It’s been a […]

Calculating Lean Six Sigma Project Savings

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There are famous battles in our history. The Battle at Waterloo, Custer’s Last Stand, and the Battle of the Bulge. But none is so fiercely fought as the battle of whether or not a Lean Six Sigma project delivered real value or just “soft” savings! The Lean Six Sigma Black Belts argue, “All savings are […]

Standard Work in Healthcare?

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The team here at KPI Fire just got back from the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma conference in San Antonio, Texas. I know many of you couldn’t go so I took some notes! One of those notes that really stuck with me was a presentation by Johanna Ficatier of the Mayo Clinic. “Why do Healthcare Professionals fight the concept of Standard Work?” […]

Common Misconceptions in Hoshin Planning

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Within the strategic planning world, Hoshin Kanri is becoming a major buzzword. Hoshin Kanri refers to managing company objectives and is sometimes called “Policy Deployment” or “Hoshin Planning”. However you say it, Hoshin Planning is a proven method for ensuring strategic goals are achieved while minimizing waste in business processes. Hoshin Planning is part of […]

Voice of the Customer in your Strategic Plan

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Make Room for the Voice of the Customer in your Strategic Plan Your Strategic Plan is your team’s roadmap for the entire year. It’s important that your team doesn’t focus on financial metrics alone. Financials are important but they are usually lagging indicators. That means that setting an aggressive Sales target may be what you want […]