What Do You Mean: Just-in-Time?

What Do You Mean: Just-in-Time?

There was a time when manufacturers talked about just-in-time deliveries of their production inputs (raw materials, components, supplies), then just-in-time-production or lean manufacturing. There is something missing in JIT and lean understanding which intimidates some manufacturers and service providers, and therefore causes them to “give up” without even trying. What do you mean, JIT? Several…

State of Readiness; Aaron Roe – Global Process Owner at Roche

State of Readiness; Aaron Roe – Global Process Owner at Roche

I invite Aaron Roe, presently the Process Owner of Customer Experience at Roche Diabetes Care, as my guest on this episode of “State of Readiness“. This is a really great conversation full of enthusiasm and passion. Aaron Roe has spent the last 15 years at Roche, holding positions and roles including; Commercial Excellence Director, Business…

Know what?  So what…

Know what? So what…

There was a recent post in the Operational Excellence Group that I own on LinkedIn.  The post was about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lean Six Sigma program and the benefits that were realized.  The person who created the post was rather excited that the program had saved NASA $1.3 million. Reading this…