Managing Your Supply Chain During COVID-19 Disruption

Managing Your Supply Chain During COVID-19 Disruption

COVID-19 is disrupting businesses across the world. Some have seen sales drop off while others are busier than ever trying to keep up with changing market demands. We interviewed Casey Adams and Brian Bowers from Visible Supply Chain Management to find out how they and their clients are managing this disruption and what other companies can do […]

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 […]