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Waiting, waiting….It’s been a week and still waiting and I am still waiting. The value of Value Stream Mapping

I was recently a part of a Value Stream Mapping project for a company. During my discussions with process owners, one of the main complaints was time. More specifically, time to close out certain business activities. From purchase order creation, approval for expenditures, item master/material number creation through the accounts […]

Things to Consider When Conducting Year-End Physical Counts

We’ve looked at ways to improve inventory accuracy for oil and gas projects, such as increasing transaction discipline, labeling items clearly and using the latest technology. Yet inventory control is a constant challenge. There are many parts involved, and each one is important. Tracking each part is critical to rig success. Recently, […]

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5 Questions That Saved Us Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Shipping Costs and Fees

Shipping Costs Shipping Container Align Business Processes and Data Analysis to Improve Value Delivery   What a day — out of the blue, my motherboard decided to quit on me. Dead. Gone. Kaput. Before taking out the hard drives to send the computer back for service, I cleaned out some […]

Free Packaging and Sorting Checklist to Reduce Shipping Costs

Packaging Sorting Checklist Trimming the Fat from Shipping Costs During Christmas, my wife recalled the unique way her father packaged certain gifts. Each child would receive a small gift that was placed inside a box, which was placed in a larger box, which was in turn placed in a larger […]

Lean Process Management

Words of Process Improvement Wisdom During times of financial stress and heightened market volatility, we often hear these words being used in efforts of reducing overhead. Words such as “Lean, efficient, cost control or reductions, and so on.” When the market pendulum swings back from a bull market, we often […]