The Continuous Improvement Blog

How to get your business ready for Lean and Six Sigma 

Written by Colin McArdle on 28 Mar 2018

You may have some knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma tools. Perhaps you’ve already completed a Lean Practitioner or even your Green Belt training course.

Although you may have the knowledge to get going with implementing these tools straight away, successfully embedding Lean and Six Sigma in your organisation relies on a bit more than simply knowing the tricks of the trade.

In this blog post, we look at three key things you should consider before you embark on your Lean and Six Sigma programme.


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.