linkedin twitter facebook

BLOG

Forward to Basics

The expression “back to basics” suggests there is an advantage to focusing on simple, fundamental ideas before getting wrapped up in new, overly complicated ones. In today’s business world, there’s no shortage of new, refined, or re-purposed methods, practices, principles, tools, and techniques in every industry.  However, when communicating and making business decisions, it’s important not to… read more →




Speak So Your Audience Hears

It may be so obvious that it’s frequently overlooked, but no company is a carbon copy of another.  All organizations have their own unique culture, one that’s commonly captured in their motto, such as Trindent’s “Make it Happen™”.   Company culture shows great insight into the executive management style at the top, which then influences… read more →




The Impact of the 5S System on the Healthcare Workplace

The 5S organization system is a fundamental part of Lean consulting. A tool designed to improve efficiency, it uses a systematic approach to organization and cleanliness in the visual workplace.  Like Lean, 5S was created in Japan and because the original “S” terms were in Japanese, the English translations for each of the five steps… read more →




Refinery Maintenance Best Practices

Two common expense reduction strategies that companies in any industry often pursue are abandoning long-term projects and cutting corners, but both are a mistake. In refineries, one of these mistakes is often made by reducing one of the largest operating expenses – preventative maintenance costs.   Refinery maintenance costs are broken-down into preventative and reactive.  Preventative… read more →




Why Digitization Doesn’t Solve Everything

It’s exciting to think of the opportunities technology has created over the last several decades, and to imagine how many more are still untapped and underutilized.   One of the most significant changes technology advancement has had on business has been the digitization of information and the analytic and communicative power it brought with it…. read more →




Lean Concepts For Knowledge Workers

The core idea of “Lean” is widely recognized even by those who don’t know the terminology.  The fundamental objective of Lean is to create and maximize value while eliminating waste.  It’s a principle aimed at optimizing the people, resources, efforts, and energy of an organization with the goal of creating maximum value for its customer…. read more →




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44