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You Can’t Outsource Your Golf Swing

  • 8 February 2017
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You Can’t Outsource Your Golf Swing
What a bizarre thing to suggest, right? Everybody knows that you cannot get somebody else to do your golf swing. Anyone who has ever set a goal and achieved it will testify that you need to take responsibility for achieving the goal and then put in the effort. Standard stuff, nothing new there. So, if you want to improve your golf and your swing is wrong, you practice more, hire a coach perhaps, anything you think will help you improve. Handing your swing to somebody else to improve for you is just ludicrous.

Line Balancing – The Road to Optimal Productivity

  • 10 January 2017
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Line Balancing – The Road to Optimal Productivity

Think of the road network as a production line. Before you get into your car to go to work you are the equivalent of raw material. Once in your car and out on the road you have become WIP (work in progress). When you arrive at your place of work your status has changed to FG (finished goods). Once inside, depending on your job, status, mood, etc. you go to the customer adding value or you go to the FG warehouse collecting dust hoping for someone to buy you.

Five Steps to Process Minimalism®

  • 16 November 2016
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Five Steps to Process Minimalism®

We discuss the five steps to our latest training course series, Process Minimalism®. The steps include, identifying your processes, understanding your processes, identifying your process waste, designing and measuring your future processes and setting goals and create an action plan.

Problem Solving – A Question of Corporate Mentality and Culture

  • 4 October 2016
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Problem Solving – A Question of Corporate Mentality and Culture
Problem solving is more than picking the right tool or technique. It is about accepting that sometimes things go wrong or do not turn out as intended. Nobody really wants problems and those of us who have tried to ignore them know that they only grow bigger the longer you leave them.

Sales, Marketing and Finance Input

  • 14 September 2016
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Sales, Marketing and Finance Input
Involving the Sales, Marketing and Finance teams is fundamental to an effective Integrated Business Planning Model.
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