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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 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 […]

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, […]

INCREASING BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY

Increasing Business Productivity – Training Within Industry enhances skills

As published in The Witness by Edward West on 11 October 2018. IF a worker hasn’t learned to do their work, the instructor hasn’t taught — it’s not the worker’s fault. This was according to Professor of Lean Enterprise John Bicheno, who was the keynote speaker at annual KZN Lean Conference 2018, hosted by the […]

FEAR OF INEFFECTIVE TRAINING

Fear of ineffective training

As published in The Witness, 12 October 2018 by Edward West. THE biggest fear in training is that it will be ineffective, Tanya Hulse, managing director of Pietermaritzburg-based Training Leadership Consulting, said yesterday. She spoke at the second day of the KZN Conference 2018, that was hosted by the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business in Hilton. […]

PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS PROGRAMME

We have supported a long-term Johannesburg-based client with training on problem-solving skills for decision making. However, their B-BBEE Verification Agency had informed them that they would only consider formal unit standard-based training for B-BBEE skills development points. This meant that valuable, business-oriented training would no longer be recognised, and this was a significant concern. We […]

Beverage giant ABInBev partner with TLC for their Lean Six Sigma training

We’ll drink to that that! TLC’s Gauteng Director, Maurice Kuhn, recently started training a team of senior managers on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt at beverage giant ABInBev’s Johannesburg offices.  Maurice, a Master Black Belt, is pictured with the ABInBev team, including the Africa Zone President Ricardo Tadeu (back row, centre). “It has been a […]