Author: LEIGroupAustralia

MAKE EVERYTHING VISUAL FOR ALL TO SEE AND LEARN

What is Visual Management? It is the use of visual aids (displays, metrics and controls) to make operational standards visible. This enhances understanding of information being communicated to the staff thus making it easy for them to follow instructions, meet organizational objectives and contribute to organizational success.

By LEIGroupAustralia | Australia . News & Events
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Measure and it gets done

What gets measured gets done because you are paying attention to it and gathering information you need to achieve your goal. The information you collect helps you understand the current state of the process, making it easier for you to make decisions to improve it. When you measure, it is important to measure only what […]

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Share Your Vision and Direction For the Company

As a business leader, it is your responsibility to develop long-term goals that foster a culture of continuous improvement and growth. Once the goals are in place, articulate to your staff the direction you plan on taking the organization and how you plan on doing that. This journey you plan on embarking and how you […]

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Is Management Consulting the Disruptors Final Frontier?

Consulting – disruption’s final frontier On a visit to Ireland recently, well known business author and MIT lecturer Prof David Robertson told his audience that disruption is overrated. He added that Steve Jobs wasn’t a disruptor at heart but an incremental innovator. These assertions are quite startling in a world where disruption has become the […]

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If You Don’t Communicate You Will Fail

  What is Workplace Communication? “It is the transmitting of information between one person or group and another person or group in the organization.” They are two forms of communication in an organization, upward and downward communication. Upward communication is the flow up of information from an employee to a superior whereas downward communication is […]

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Be Creative in Rewarding Your Staff

  A great employee reward system can improve engagement and keep staff focused on what matters most. However, the reward system has to be comprehensive enough to incorporate recognition and appreciation (not necessarily financial reward!). To be effective the reward system has to be aligned with the organization’s goals. It is important to recognize, appreciate […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Australia . Experts Corner . News & Events
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Why Do Continuous Improvement Initatives Fail?

Continuous Improvement (CI) often known as Kaizen is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, processes and way of working. The im-provement(s) can either be incremental over time or a one-time break-through. Most CI projects launch with enthusiasm and even show great progress. However, they quickly fizzle out.

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Jun
15

Bringing Craft Beers to West Africa

We are delighted to announce a 6-part podcast series called ”Breaking The Mould” in which Joe Aherne, CEO, Leading Edge Group, will interview a number of professionals who have followed their dreams and achieved or embarked on some unique and exciting ventures. Many of these are unsung heroes and we are delighted to share their […]

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Jun
15

How to Embed a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Your Organisation

Keeping up with the rapidly changing world means employees need to learn continuously if they are to meet business objectives. To have a competent and agile workforce, it is essential for organizations to empower, encourage, motivate and invest in the development of its employees. Our eBook provides a roadmap on how to embed a culture of continuous […]

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Jun
15

Impact of Brexit on the Irish Economy?

Brexit has been the greatest political disturbance of our time, sending ripples of disbelief through Europe and transforming the UK political scene. In the midst of endless analysis and speculation it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly Brexit may mean for Irish businesses, and what can be done to help soften the blow. This eBook […]

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Jun
13

5 Day Lean Health Check

The Challenge Leading Edge Consultants performed the Health Check over a five-day period to establish the current state of the techniques, systems, controls, performance measurements, structures and cost awareness. The Health Check involved detailed interviews with key personnel. The Solution Leading Edge Group determined the effectiveness of the supply chain operations and the resulting report […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Supply Chain & Logistics
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Jun
13

Automation in a Beverage Organization

The Challenge The manufacturing plant in question – which supplies finished products on pallets to a number of Distribution Centres around the world – had no automated stacking or wrapping facilities. Pallets were manually stacked on line and were wrapped by an operator using an electric turntable to spin the pallet while manually wrapping or using […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Supply Chain & Logistics
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Jun
13

Improved Competitiveness in Utilities

The Challenge The client training department appointed Leading Edge Group to deliver in-house Lean Green Belt certification training for over 60 staff. Influenced by developments in regulation, competition, government policy, market and customer expectations, the landscape in which the company operated was changing rapidly and it needed to make changes to its practices to reflect […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Manufacturing & Industry
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Jun
13

Replacing “Push” with a “Pull” System

The Challenge The main objectives of the program were to reduce lead time, eliminate waste, increase visibility and simplicity. A key objective was to replace the current “Push” system with a “Pull” System. Push v’s Pull Push system is based on a forecast of demand for finished products, using your current inventory you manufacture for […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Manufacturing & Industry
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Jun
13

Savings of $1M achieved through the creation of the Aquatera Way framework

The Challenge Operating in Western Canada – an area dealing with the downturn of the oil industry – Aquatera was faced with the challenge of providing competitive services while the sales of its core products declined. When Aquatera initially began its Lean journey, it did so without committing sufficient resources to ensure enough momentum would […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Infrastructure & Resources
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Jun
13

Aquatera Way – Full White Paper

Aquatera Utilities Inc. (Aquatera) provides a full range of services including consulting, contracted services and the maintenance and management of owning and operating water, wastewater and solid waste services. Its operators are some of the most qualified in the province of Alberta and its people deliver best-in-class services for its customers. This white paper presents […]

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Jun
13

Improved Competitiveness in Utilities

The Challenge The client training department appointed Leading Edge Group to deliver in-house Lean Green Belt certification training for over 60 staff. Influenced by developments in regulation, competition, government policy, market and customer expectations, the landscape in which the company operated was changing rapidly and it needed to make changes to its practices to reflect […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Infrastructure & Resources
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Jun
13

Lean Transformation in the Pulp and Paper Industry

The Challenge Leading Edge Group was engaged by the client to implement a Lean Transformation program across all three of their manufacturing sites. The client was faced with stagnant market growth and eroding margins due to an increase in raw material costs and labour rates. In order to stay competitive in the market place and […]

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Jun
13

Improved Food and Nutrition Services

The Challenge This company is the governing commercial body of a number of Ontario based hospitals. One of these hospitals was the focus of a Lean Green Belt project. Prior to the Green Belt project, all food related tasks took place at a centralized location within the hospital. After, however, food services staff were working […]

By LEIGroupAustralia | Healthcare & Community
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Jun
13

Reduced Waiting Times for Blood Donors

The Challenge Leading Edge Group was engaged to review this client’s clinic operations with the aim of reducing waiting times for blood donors. The study was performed at six clinic locations processing some 150,000 donations annually. The client’s donors were extremely satisfied with the interpersonal relationships between them and clinic staff during the donation process […]

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