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Statistical Process Control (SPC)

We chat to TLC’s IT Manager, Prineshan Amichand to find out why Statistical Process Control is his top tool: 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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why some employees leave in their first few months

PRONEL, the personnel agency and Training Leadership Consulting (TLC) provided some insights recently into why some employees leave in their first few months. Imagine, as a business owner, you just heard the bad news — that new superstar employee you hired a few months ago suddenly resigned, as apparently “it just didn’t work out”. TLC […]

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 […]

Lean thinking helps businesses to thrive

As featured in The Mercury 28 March 2018 by Peta Lee The Lean philosophy can help maintain the organisational resilience needed to thrive in an uncertain world, says Tanya Hulse, managing director of business improvement consulting firm Training Leadership Consulting (TLC). Speaking at a recent Lean Forum hosted by the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, Hulse said […]