Spotlight on CI


         Practical solutions for the real world

 September 2022                                                                 Suburban Philadelphia, PA                                               



On My Mind:


Upcoming Events:

Fall Certification Series:

We've been building online courses now for the last few months and can deliver training using video conferencing.  In-person training onsite is best for making real improvements to your operations.  Still, you can do a lot of improvements by filming an area or process and sharing online.  

Courses are scheduled for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Lean Practitioner - Starts Sept 2020

Six Sigma Green Belt - Starts Sept 2020

Six Sigma Black Belt - Starts Jan 2021

Click on the links for specific dates and course agendas.

Courses are held on a rotating basis among participant locations to expose students to several different industries and projects.

Project coaching is included as well and courses will be offered in a hybrid or online format, depending on the social situation at the time.  

CI Terms Defined


"Lead Time vs Cycle Time"

Cycle time is the length of time it takes to complete a product or service when it is actually being worked on.

Lead time is the time required from when an order is received until it is shipped to the customer.  It includes the delay before an order is being fulfilled due to backlog.  It also includes any waiting time, rework, cycle time. 


Video Links from Youtube:  

5S in a Hospital Supply Room - <5 minutes. A nicely produced video showing a kaizen event along with tips and specific examples - most of the video is high speed footage so it goes quickly.

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