The Continuous Improvement Blog

How to avoid these 6 mistakes when implementing Lean

Written by Colin McArdle on 14 Mar 2018

Some of the world’s most successful companies - the likes of, Toyota, Nike, Amazon and General Electric - have all benefited from implementing Lean Management techniques and principles to drive efficiency.

Yet for every success story, there are many companies who have failed to see the value.

So have you failed to see results from Lean?

Or are you in the early stages of considering implementing Lean in your business and want to make sure you get the best return on investment?

If so, this blog post is for you. Here are 6 of the most common reasons Lean implementations fail, and how to avoid them.


Why invest in Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt training for your staff?

Written by Colin McArdle on 07 Mar 2018

You may have heard about Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt training. But perhaps you are unclear about how it can benefit your organisation.

Green Belt training is designed to equip individuals or organisations with best practice approaches and easy to understand problem-solving tools. So they can reduce waste, increase process speed and drive greater efficiencies across processes.

If you’re considering investing in Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt training for your staff, this blog post explains how your organisation could benefit and what to expect from the training course.


Lean and Six Sigma Belts, Champions and Executives explained

Written by Colin McArdle on 24 Jan 2018

There are a number of roles and responsibilities involved in Lean and Six Sigma.

If you’re looking into adopting a Lean and Six Sigma approach for your organisation, you’ve probably come across the terms ‘black belts’, ‘master black belts’ and ‘green belts’. But they are only part of the picture. You also need organisational support.

In this blog post, we give you a rundown of the roles and responsibilities needed to make Lean and Six Sigma happen.