Apr 302017

Change Management

This is an excellent introductory training video explaining change management concepts in an engaging and memorable manner.  Perfect for explaining key business transformation ideas.

Change Quotes

  • “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.”  ~ Peter Senge
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa
  • “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • “The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades.” ~ John P. Kotter
  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”  ~ Andy Warhol
  • “When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • “Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes — it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.” ~ Peter Drucker

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Mar 222017

Lean Manufacturing

What is lean manufacturing?  This is all about continuous improvement.

  • “If you are going to do kaizen continuously you’ve got to assume that things are a mess. Too many people just assume that things are all right the way they are. Aren’t you guys convinced that the way you’re doing things is the right way? That’s no way to get anything done. Kaizen is about changing the way things are. If you assume that things are all right the way they are, you can’t do kaizen. So change something!” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS)

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Feb 282017

Six Sigma

Six Sigma in Plain English.

Continuous Improvement Quotes

  • “Observing many companies in action, I am unable to point to a single instance in which stunning results were gotten without the active and personal leadership of the upper managers.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.” ~ Tom Peters
  • “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” ~ Jack Welch, former CEO of GE.  
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
  • “A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.” ~ Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel.
  • “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.” ~ Shigeo Shingo
  • “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~ Bill Gates
  • “The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. Process makes you more efficient.” ~ Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple.
  • “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” ~ Sam Walton, former CEO of Walmart.




Jun 252016

The skill of self confidence.

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Self Confidence Quotes

  • “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  ~ Mark Twain
  • “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” ~ William Jennings Bryan
  • “Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.”  ~ Alan Cohen
  • “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”  ~ Marianne Williamson
  • “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen


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May 272016

Lean Thinking Company

Watch how this lean thinking company runs a meeting.  We all know meetings can be a major waste of time.  Get the most out of your meetings.  Lean concepts originated from manufacturing but they can be applied throughout a company.  Toyota is a very good company to research for Lean concepts.  Below are several links to other Lean videos you may find interesting.

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Apr 012016

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Satisfaction is one of the keys to great customer service.  If the employees like what they are doing the people they deal with can see this.

From Wikipedia:  The Fish! Philosophy (styled FISH! Philosophy), modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market, is a technique to make individuals alert and active in the workplace. John Christensen created this philosophy in 1998 to improve “organizational culture”. Its central four ideas, which have been adopted at some companies and schools, are:

  1. choosing one’s attitude,
  2. playing at work,
  3. making someone’s day, and
  4. being present.

Employee Satisfaction Quotes

  • “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow… It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”  ~ Jack Welch
  • “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”  ~ Anne M. Mulcahy
  • “All employees have an innate desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves.” ~  Jag Randhawa
  • “You can’t sell it outside if you can’t sell it inside.”  ~ Stan Slap
  • “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Other videos you may find interesting.

Employee Satisfaction leads to a great day

Mar 062016

5s Office to 5s Manufacturing.

The full Lean Manufacturing Training Video ensures the key concepts of 5S are communicated to employees. The 5S Lean training takes the audience through each stage of the 5S process from Sort through Sustain. (This sample video is of just one of the 5s methods).  There are other lean videos below for your viewing.  Thank you for visiting EverythingSupplyChain.com.

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Feb 192016

There is so much behind the Toyota Production System.  This is just one of many videos you will find.


Dec 202015

Lean Factory Tour

A Lean tour to discover different ideas for continuous improvement.  Toyota is a great company to research to find out how they do Lean.  There is a great deal of information on the Internet as well as numerous books about how Toyota does Lean.  Research the Toyota Production System (TPS) and you will find a great deal of information.  Also search Taiichi Ohno who is the father of the Toyota Production System.  We have included a few other Lean links below that may be helpful.  Thank you for visiting EverythingSupplyChain.com.  Hope you come back often and participate in the community.

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