The one change that will rapidly improve your profitability

Profitability (the percent of profit out of sales) is one of the key performance indicators for any management team (of for-profit companies). Improving it is a major concern. Sadly, most effort and focus on improving profitability is directed at reducing costs. This focus has the following interesting aspects, one should recognize:   It indicates that […]

The 3 Guidelines ensuring that your change initiative are successful

Every improvement is a change, but not every change is an improvement. I assume everyone has accumulated sufficient experience to know that fact. Nevertheless, organizations (and in organizations I actually mean management) continues to choose change, in the same exact way that results with only 30% of the changes leading to actual improvements.   One […]

Paradigm Shift or Shifting Paradigm

When one takes a deeper view of leading brands of the world and asks himself – “How did they get there?” One gets many possible answers. What is common to many of these answers is the theme – They have chosen to do something in a highly non-traditional way, even in a way that is […]

Are we afraid of big improvements (breakthroughs)?

For many years I am being driven by the desire to generate leap jumps (breakthroughs) in performance for my customers.   Let me define what in my eyes is a breakthrough in performance – it is an improvement of at least an order of magnitude, without any new technology breakthrough. A few examples: Reducing production […]

Is technology the only lever for breakthrough performance?

Breakthrough performance is something that companies seem to be seeking, even desiring to realize, nevertheless it is being searched for with preconceived notions.   Maybe we should start the discussion defining what breakthrough performance is – it is a jump in one, or more, performance indexes. To be deserving the title breakthrough this jump should […]

Our biggest challenge in delivering performance breakthrough

Mankind, by nature, strives to be better, faster, smarter, richer, more productive and so on. The foundations of know-how to support this natural tendency are mostly available, and more is being added with time. When observing the world of technology it is evident that this know-how is well utilized and new and exciting breakthroughs are […]

The one change that will uplift your production performance

Manufacturing companies competitiveness and performance is highly dependent on their production performance. Lead-time (speed), reliability, quality, productivity determine what the current performance can be, and how competitive the company is.   The above is know since the beginning of time. Manufacturing companies are engaged in a never-ending chase to improve on these performance measures. Support […]

You probably do not have a competitive advantage, What should you do so you do have it?

For-profit companies are endlessly chasing the holy grail – competitiveness. Reaching a situation in which they are able to tilt customers preference to their products or services in comparison to those offered by their competitors. These efforts, sometimes are successful, however – seldomly. Why do I claim it is seldom?   How would one evaluate […]