Kaizen Response to COVID Challenge – Improve Productivity Rapidly!

Today's challenges The general market conditions are not conductive now. The industrial world has come to a standstill, and the future of the economy is unpredictable as of now. I am not sure whether the strategies for the VUCA world can come to our protection, as this pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges and troubles. Let us discuss how Kaizen can help to fight the COVID challenges. The manufacturing companies are facing typical challenges ahead. No one is sure about their...

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When all your trials fail…

Advanced Problem Solving Methodologies - Design of Experiments - DoE It was a hot summer and I was travelling through the deserts of Western India. A wonderful piece of land with varying lifestyles every few hours of drive. I eagerly looked at the domesticated camels and started thinking about how things happened so quickly and how did I manage to plan my trip to that well-known cement factory for a DoE engagement. A week before – I received a call...

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Can ERP bring down inventory?

CSense SME Lean Case Study Can ERP bring down inventory? The Company When we visited the company first time, we were surprised to see an SME version of advanced ERP in that company. When we had our Gemba walk, we understood the pain and the trigger point for the decision to invest such a huge amount for ERP. Can ERP alone bring down the inventory levels? Let us discuss in this SME Lean Case Study. They are one of the...

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Will Technology Solve your Problems?

CSense SME Consulting Case Study Will Technology Solve your Problems? Ever increasing Labour Cost Slowly it was dawning on them that to be successful tomorrow, you need to wake up today - that too as an SME you need to wake up early. That is a small company run by two brothers. They design, manufacture the furniture and equipment used in hospitals and laboratories. The business has never been phenomenal but it kept 'running'. With more than a decade in...

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Will Increase in Volume give Higher Profits?

CSense SME Consulting Case Study Will Increase in Production Volume give Higher Profits? The Volume Game I received a call from my friend. I know him for few years and we were classmates during our MBA. He takes care of his family business which more than a generation old. They manufacture electrical insulation boards. I knew they have a decent business with a good reputation in the market and long term customers. But things were not rosy as previous years....

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