Tag Archives: Lean

Why Process Improvement Projects Fail

Interesting times.  There’s an emerging consensus that Lean, Six Sigma and other process improvement programs are failing, and a myriad explanations why.  And yet – I just saw a(nother) Nimbus client video on a remarkable success in sustainable process excellence. … Continue reading

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Chalk One Up For Sustainability

Delighted call yesterday from a client whose CEO had made a stand for sustainability. The CEO had invited in a well-known consultancy for a year to drive a Lean program on a payment-for-results basis. I had received a despairing call two weeks ago, after the Lean consulting team … Continue reading

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Making Sustainability Stick

True story – and I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t heard it myself… The global head of a Lean/Six Sigma team was explaining why a presentation to his senior leadership team didn’t go entirely brilliantly.  After years of leading … Continue reading

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Lean Pharma: Tackling Compliance Obesity

Not to put too fine a point on it, Quality and Compliance are often completely out of control in PharmaLand.  No-one doubts the need for uncompromising quality and compliance. But the way that this is delivered in Pharma today is not just over-engineered and over-expensive, it’s become … Continue reading

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Selling Process Excellence

Great animation What Is Process Excellence? just published by the Process Excellence Network (PEX).  The story behind the video is interesting as well. It’s good because it de-mystifies process.  Too many people think that process is the domain of the IT crowd … Continue reading

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