Introduction to Leadership

Do you have a right cause?  Why does your organisation exists? This cause is SO just that people are willing to sacrifice to see this cause advance. A right cause is a vision of the future that not yet exist, yet you commit all of your energy to advance that vision of...

What makes a ‘Manager’

What is the difference between a ‘Leader’ and a ‘Manager’ We saw the leader has to have a strong Vision, he needs to know clearly WHY he wants to lead his group somewhere. The manager not necessarily has to be a visionair, as long as he can...

What makes a leader

The essence of leadership is: Give direction to those that should follow Make sure to create the cohesion of a group, a community that is capable of realising the move in the desired direction.  A leader knows to make clear WHERE we go, but more important WHY we go...

Makigami in Improvement Strategies

Improvement Strategies By Whether you opt for TPM, Lean, Six Sigma, EFQM/INK or another approach, your processes must always be able to produce the right information in a controlled and reliable manner. O The For those applying a corporate improvement strategy, let me...

Resilient Processes

Resilient processes and systems Real Life is never ‘standard’, external factors will always try to destabilize whatever is going on right now. Whether it is the supply-chain, the internal logistic flow, the quality parameters of our product or the safety of our...

Process Design Rules

Process Design Principles Value addition occurs in your machines. ! By measuring This chapter In nearly every factory, the productivity can be doubled at half the cost.To improve your delivery-performance, reduce your stock.To reduce your cost and improve the quality...

Makigami Process Improvement in 7 Steps

Let's have fun! Makigami Process Improvement in 7 Steps Makigami Process Improvement   > 95% time in your process is lost! In the majority of our processes more than 95-99% of the time, no value is being added… That’s good! Because you are going to...

Step 6: Evaluate

Step 6: Evaluate Did you achieve what you aimed for and expected? 1.Header...

Step 5: Implement

5. Implement the Future State Intro 1 Intro 2 Implementation Issues Technically speaking, Makigami is not a difficult methodology. Its difficulty lies in the following areas; Thinking process oriented rather than activity oriented, the paradigms we are caught in and...

Step 4: Make a 100 Days Implementation Plan

Step 4: Make a 100 Days Improvement Plan Using the momentum to achieve a successful transition from current to future state Implement the Future State with a 100 Days Plan During the Analysis stage, everybody is usually focused and enthusiastic. And then the day to...

Step 3: Design the Future State

Step 3: Design the Future State Climb on a Pink Cloud and design the Ideal -Fast, Flexible, Reliable and Cost Effective- Process Fast, Flexible, Reliable and Cost-Effective The old process probably contained already all value elements. What if we just leave out...

Step 2: Make the Loss Analysis

Step 2: Make Loss Analysis  Where are the shreds of value? And what consumes resources without adding value? Distinguish Value from Loss Believe it or not; far more than 95% of the used resources in virtually any process do not add any value. In this step we search...

Step 1: Make the Current State Analysis

Step 1: Make Current State Analysis  Who does what, when and how in the process? ‘Current State’ shows what REALLY happens Surprise! Although the process does work, nobody seems to know how…  Despite ISO, QS and other certificates, what really...

Step 0: Preparing the Makigami Analysis

Step 0: Preparing Makigami Analysis Prepare the analysis to provide a good foundation Preparing a Makigami Analysis will give better results faster! Preparation should not take more then halve a day.  Have a team that is as diverse as possible. What to prepare? U...

Essence of 5S Workplace Organization

5S Workplace Organisation a well organized workplace is the basis for teamwork What is ‘5S Workplace Organization’? Description: 5S is a technique that describes the way to a friendly and stimulating working environment, in which deviations are immediately...

How to develop an improvement plan

How to develop an Improvement Masterplan Change without a Plan is a risky start! Making a Masterplan   Every improvement program has to be based on a thorough analysis of a given situation and clear goals. I use the following approach in developing an effective...
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