We are socially, economically and politically addicted to growth.

We are socially, economically and politically addicted to growth. Let’s try to shift our mindsets and reimagine the way we shape progress/growth with Kate. In her video she is asking very interesting questions like this one, “Does our economies we need to grow or thrive ?” Enjoy this food for thoughts

Nature is our ally to defend ourselves from planet breakdown

By drawing down carbon from the atmosphere, nature is our ally to defend ourselves from planet breakdown.  Initiatives to recover forests, peat bogs, salt marshes and the seabed are very good but it takes many years to have a positive CO2 impact on the planet. Meanwhile companies have to quickly design out waste like waiting […]

Why Should You Care About Being a Circular Company?

It’s always good to start with why ! This “Why Should You Care About Being a Circular Company” video of Ellen MacArthur Foundation is giving a first great view of what’s happening in the Circular Economy world. Jarkko Havas is repeating the importance of data to be able to measure what is needed to do to develop a circular […]

The Human Side of Continuous Improvement in Tech

One of the most pressing topics on the minds of managers, executives and employees everywhere is the future of work. It is vital for them to understand what people need to know and what skills they need to possess in order to stay competitive and employed in a world increasingly dominated by information and automation. […]

Automation and Job Insecurity

A real estate agent and a pharmacist are standing in the “12 items or less” line at a supermarket. Next to them, where the other express line used to be,there is now a large scanning machine, resembling the ones you send your carry-on luggage, shoes, and laptops through: a conveyor belt on the bottom, and […]

Technology and Lean Management

In the modern global economy, data rules supreme. In many cases data is more valuable than money, because, like the fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs, it has a capacity of being monetized endlessly. This applies not only to customer data but also to the metrics of project management and process management. […]

The Future of Tedious Labour: Lean RPA

Tedious work has been an inevitable ingredient in many types of jobs for generations, but now there may be a solution in a new format: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This is a type of software, not a physical robot, and it is designed to take over some of the more repetitive and dull elements of […]

Corrugated Containers and Plastic Bags

Case Study: Corrugated Containers and Plastic Bags Project Name: Rebuilding a Poor Performance within a Global Company Industry: Manufacturing – Paper Products Achievements: Improvement of process to meet global standard Elimination of wasteful processes The Challenge The client is a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and carboard packaging products with 40 plants located around the world, […]

Electromedical Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Case Study: Electromedical Medical Equipment Manufacturer Project Name: Electromedical Medical Equipment Manufacturer Process Improvement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Industry: Manufacturing – Medical/High Tech Achievement: Improvement of process to meet manufacturing sales goals Elimination of wasteful processes The Challenge Our client is a specialist manufacturer that creates electro-mechanical medical devices. These include highly specialized tools such as left ventricular […]

Ultraviolet Curing & Power

Case Study: Ultraviolet Curing & Power Project Name: Ultraviolet Curing 5S Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Industry: Printing Achievement: Improvement of process to meet sales goals The Challenge Ultraviolet curing is a photochemical process that uses high-intensity ultraviolet light to dry inks during the printing process. A Belgian-based company whose roots in printing stretched back three centuries, had […]