Make Your Organization More Customer-Centric with the Kano Model

Source – Originally Published on Jul 27, 2010 in processexcellencenetwork.com Looking at products and processes from a consumer’s point of view is critical for building a successful business. I have seen employees work to improve processes without really knowing the customer they are serving or even the features of the product or service being offered to the customer. I’m also…

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The Various Times of Lean

Originally Published on Jul 27, 2009 in processexcellencenetwork.com Before embarking on a Lean project, we should be clear with the various times that are used in Lean improvements. While Lean practitioners have various ways to define these times, I detail these as I use them successfully in my transformations. While the types of time used in Lean are large, the…

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Value Contribution of Processes

Originally Published on May 20, 2009 in processexcellencenetwork.com In my last column we discussed the eight wastes of Lean. We also looked at the various examples from the service sector. The eight wastes of Lean that we looked at are also called non-value-added activities. In this article we zoom out a bit to demystify the concept of not only non-value-added…

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