Synchronous Flow in Countertops – Custom countertop manufacturers are much like companies in any industry. They struggle to meet a fluctuating market demand and they deal with constant pressures on price, quality and lead times.
Communication and Accountability – Two sides of the same coin: In my work over the years with companies in myriad industries, I have noticed a common issue that affects virtually every organization. People tell me,“We just don’t communicate well.”
Efficiency vs. Effectiveness – Which is more important? Actually, there is a significant difference in the two and one is much more important to manage than the other.
Lean Manufacturing – Lean Manufacturing is a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement efforts.
Performance Incentives – Motivating your people to excellence: Bonus payments and incentive compensation are not the same thing.
Quality at the Source – “A novel idea” – Do you want to improve the quality of your product? This is how to do it.
Square Feet vs. Dollars – The stone processing industry is fixed on using square feet as the basis for operational management. Countertops are commonly sold by the square foot and production operations are scheduled and tracked based on square feet produced.
Synchronous Flow for manufacturers – Helping the manufacturer to Synchronize the business system: Manufacturing companies are much like businesses in any industry. They struggle to meet a fluctuating market demand and they deal with constant pressures on price, quality and Lead (cycle) times. Add to that the difficulties of managing a group of people upon whom the company is reliant to satisfy the Customers and at times it can seem to be an overwhelming challenge.
The Distribution Solution – The “Supply chain” may be defined as the process of designing, manufacturing, distributing and selling finished goods and or services. It includes all the processes from raw materials to the end user.
Throughput Accounting Fundamentals – Financial reporting for operational decision-making: Throughput Accounting is a simple, yet extraordinary, way to look at a company’s finances. It focuses on revenue generation, not product costing. As such, it focuses on the positive potential of a company (the generation of wealth) and not on the reduction of costs.
What it takes to be a 10 – The Principles of Synchronous Flow: Clients often ask “How are we doing? Are we on track? How do we compare to other companies who have done this?” They refer to the practice of Synchronous Flow.