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The one Crucial ingredient you need to ensure your OPEX program is successful

Industrial organizations have a clear understanding – the performance of the factory (factories) and their logistics is critical to their business success. It affects their competitiveness (as it dictates the proposed service levels and price), it affects their customer satisfaction (through actual service levels) and it affects profits, cash flow and profitability and return on

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decision making

The power of Focusing

Managers are supposed to be leading the areas they are responsible for in two key activities:  Day-to-day ensuring existing commitments are effectively and efficiently met  Improvement – Leading the efforts of becoming better in the ability to meet commitments There is one challenge, that is grossly underestimated in respect to these two responsibilities, this is

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Effective change

The one key focus your operational excellence initiative should have

The term “Operational Excellence” seems to be relatively young, but operationally based organizations are seeking it forever. Operational Excellence is a relatively new name for ages old effort to make operations better (what is better?). Over the last 60-70 years the operational world is progressing through leaps of advancement of knowledge and technology. Since the

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Benchmarking

Be different- it is the only way to stand out

Every for-profit company is a financial asset owned by shareholders. This financial asset has a special attribute – it’s value can be constantly improved. When shareholders assign a CEO for their company, they are expecting the CEO to enhance the value of the asset. Even if this clarity of definition is not used, this is

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Attitude

The one change that will rapidly improve your profitability

Profitability (the percent of profit out of sales) is one of the key performance indicators for any management team (of for-profit companies). Improving it is a major concern. Sadly, most effort and focus on improving profitability is directed at reducing costs. This focus has the following interesting aspects, one should recognize: It indicates that management

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Cause and effect

The 3 Guidelines ensuring that your change initiative are successful

Every improvement is a change, but not every change is an improvement. I assume everyone has accumulated sufficient experience to know that fact. Nevertheless, organizations (and in organizations I actually mean management) continues to choose change, in the same exact way that results with only 30% of the changes leading to actual improvements. One might

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Events

Effective Solution Modifications

Are there are cases where key basic assumptions behind TOC applications do NOT apply? About the event Behind each of…

TOC Certified Supply Chain Expert Program

THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS (TOC) CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERT PROGRAM ABOUT THE PROGRAM Change initiatives do not deliver the expected results?…
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