Why good photography and copywriting is Lean

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By Alan S. Morrison When Mark spoke about Lean to St Andrews Business Club in September 2016 it made complete sense to me because I’ve already been applying its principles in my work for 30 years without realising it. At its heart, Lean is about eliminating waste in order to maximise value creation. Using less …

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Three Sources of Loss

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Three sources of loss The overriding purpose of a lean system is to configure assets, material resources, and workers in a way that improves the process flow to the customer’s benefit while minimizing losses caused by waste, variability, and inflexibility. These forms of loss are apparent in the public sector, where the consumer must often …

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How to get the Management Team on board.

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Originally from the Lean Enterprise Institute – Michael Ballé 23/04/18 “As a CEO, lean has enabled me to renew our company’s profitable growth, so I love it. But getting my management team on board is a daily struggle. Thoughts? Ouch. That’s unfortunately not uncommon, and a rather hairy problem in my experience. The tricky part …

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Lean in Retail – University of St Andrews Shop

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Rosie McCarroll, Sales Associate at the University Retail Store, talks of her team’s experience with St Andrews Lean Consulting. “How we started The University of St Andrews Retail Store began its journey with Lean in January. As a team, we thought this would be a great way to kick off the New Year and an …

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rebeccah Cusick, Quality Improvement Coordinator at WITC, reviews her experience of introducing process improvement at her college.   Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s process improvement journey started with a vision from our now retired Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness. Her vision led to a strategic initiative- find a systematic way to manage …

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