Techniques And Insights From The Coal Face


DFSS and NPI: How Does DFSS differ from NPI?

DFSS and NPI, or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and New Product Introduction (NPI) are methodologies used in developing products or services but have different focuses, scopes, and methodologies. Here’s a comparison of the two: DFSS AND NPI COMPARED In essence, while there is some overlap between DFSS and NPI—especially

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Lean Startup

The Unveiling of the Lean Startup Methodology

Lean Startup? The startup world is notoriously tumultuous, with many ventures falling by the wayside before they even find their feet. Historically, startups operated under the assumption that once a product was perfected, customers would naturally flock to it. More often than not, they were left waiting for a stampede

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Industry 4.0 and Its Relation to Continuous Improvement and MOM

As we traverse the Fourth Industrial Revolution, often called Industry 4.0, there’s a palpable synergy between the novel technological paradigms it introduces and the age-old principle of Continuous Improvement (CI). Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is the linchpin connecting these two domains, ushering in a new era of manufacturing excellence. This

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Operational Excellence and Environmental Sustainability

Operational Excellence and Environmental Sustainability is a key topic. In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, Continuous Improvement (CI) and Operational Excellence (OpEx) are often heralded as the champions of productivity and quality across many industries. Typically, discussions around these methodologies focus on their application for enhancing profit margins and operational

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Data Analytics and Business Intelligence: A Symbiotic Symphony

In the dynamic concert of business operations, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) are akin to two virtuoso musicians, each with distinct melodies yet harmonising splendidly to create a melodious symphony of informed decision-making. Defining the Melodies Before delving into their confluence, it’s instrumental to understand the distinct notes that

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Unveiling the Goldmine: Leveraging Continuous Improvement in Procurement Post-Merger and Acquisition

Continuous improvement in procurement following a merger or acquisition. Ah, mergers and acquisitions, the corporate equivalent of a whirlwind romance—often just as complicated and almost always demanding operational finesse. While the boardrooms buzz with synergy discussions and stakeholder expectations, the often-overlooked procurement department becomes a sort of “No Man’s Land.”

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