Statistical Process Control (SPC)

What is Statistical Process Control? Statistical Process Control (SPC) is an analytical decision-making tool which allows you to see when a process is working correctly and when it is not. Variation is present in any process, deciding when its variation is natural and when it needs correction is the key to quality control. The foundation […]

TLC’S TOP TOOLS: VISUAL MANAGEMENT

After the great feedback on our first two articles, on 5S and Process Mapping, we continue our series on “TLC’s Top Tools” with an article on Visual Management, one of the fundamental concepts underpinning Lean Thinking in the workplace. TLC’s MD, Tanya Hulse, shared her views on the topic of Visual Management at the Lean […]

TLC’s eLEARNING PORTAL GETS AN UPGRADE!

TLC’s eLearning Portal, the Leadership Centre, recently underwent a significant upgrade to the software application platform that hosts all our Lean Six Sigma programmes and other management eLearning courses.  We know how much our learners appreciate the interactive learning material and the ability to learn at their own pace, and we wanted to make sure […]

The Safire Berg 100 2019 – A Participant’s Perspective

TLC’s Rex van Schalkwyk shares his first-hand experience of riding the 2019 Safire Berg 100 mountain bike race. How humble can a 100km Mountain bike race make one feel? Well, that was the recent Berg 100 ride, from Himeville to Nottingham Road in 2019. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it is a classified […]

TLC Top tools: Process Mapping

Our second article in our top tools series from our experts in their field is about Process Mapping. Our Gauteng Director, Maurice Kuhn shares more about why Process Mapping is one of his favourite Lean tools. Maurice has over 20 years’ experience in business process improvement and has managed strategic projects and run deployments for […]

TLC’s Top tools: Organise your workplace – Grant Davis shares what 5S can do for you

We are excited to introduce our “TLC’s Top Tools” series.  Here, we’ll give you the fast track insight from each of our top experts in their fields, who will give you key pointers on their favourite improvement tools. They’ll tell us why they like it, and where they’ve found it useful.  We’ll cover classics like […]

What makes an HR team the best?

As published in The Witness 15 November 2018 – What makes an HR team the best? by Tanya Hulse WHILE almost every business will claim that people are their greatest asset, many are also battling to recruit, develop and retain the calibre of people they need to deliver sustainable business results. Yet, few ensure that […]

System Thinking

Systems thinking

Author – Grant Davis, TLC Business Improvement Manager. Most of us have heard the phrase “people in similar systems exhibit similar behaviours”. A simple definition of a system is a grouping or integration of different functions or parts working together to achieve a common purpose. This sounds great if we are discussing this in a […]

KZN Lean Conference 2018

Team highlights from the KZN Lean Conference 2018

The KZN Lean Conference 2018 was personally the most enjoyable Lean Conference to date. Setting the context with current economics, global issues and growth in the diversity space. These are critical in influencing businesses decisions on what areas to focus on improving. I was particularly fascinated by the continued relevance of Lean thinking today. I […]

KZN Lean Conference

KZN Lean Conference 2018 summary

Article by Tanya Hulse, MD Training Leadership Consulting The 2018 KZN Lean Conference took place from 9th to 11th October and was a jam-packed 2½ days of learning, sharing and networking – and having fun!  In the first half-day workshop, our keynote speaker, Professor John Bicheno, introduced delegates to the Lean concepts of Muda, Muri, […]