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Process Improvement Forum at Impact

In November we held a Process Improvement Forum for our Clients at Impact Group. These Forums are a chance for our Clients to learn from each other. Impact Group’s trained coaches and research team works to solve the myriad of problems a relocating family can face. We thought Impact would be a great host because

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Is there anything better than seeing something first hand?

Thanks to our friends at MiTek, more than 20 of Supply Velocity’s client-companies were able to send representatives to see how MiTek is using lean tools to increase their capacity, ensure on-time delivery, and improve financial performance.  On 9 October, Greg Pritchett and his team hosted nearly 50 current and past customers of Supply Velocity. 

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Mitch Presented “What’s new in Lean”

July 10th I presented “What is new in Lean” for the Midwest Manufacturing Leaders.  100 people heard me discuss taking Lean beyond the facility and making your supply chain Lean.  My co-presenter was Ray Keefe, recently retired Executive Vice President of Manufacturing for Emerson.  If you would like a copy of this presentation send me

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Effective Execution Using Key Performance Scorecards

Some common themes we observe or hear from clients and prospective clients about their company: a lack of accountability for results organizational responsibility and ownership is not well defined poor communications; there are often department silos or walls that reduce communication departments are not aligned throughout the organization goals and objectives are poorly defined or

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Lean Product Development Process

The Lean Product Development Process Stages Return on Investment Analysis Marketing Specification Concept Design Design Product or Service Pilot Manufacturing Run (if applicable) Field Test Launch Marketing Plan Review Product Profitability versus Plan Stage-Gates More important than each individual stage is the concept of the “stage-gate”.  A stage-gate is a place in the process that,