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 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, […]

Employee onboarding

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 […]

TLC Global - Consultancy Firm: Doubling in Size in 2018

TLC aiming to double in size

Consultancy firm aims to create new jobs  As published in The Witness on 22 November 2017 by Edward West The McCarthy’s started the company in 2001, focussing mainly on business improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Since then, TLC has broadened its offering into other forms of group and individual training and consultancy services, […]

“5S a Gateway to Lean” PCB Lean forum 16 May 2017

Join us at our next PCB Lean forum and learn about 5S through an interactive activity, followed by a practical example that includes tips on how to accelerate your Lean transformation. See the benefits of Lean driving productivity improvements and reducing cost. Grant Davis, Business Improvement Manager at TLC will facilitate this session and share his […]

Learn how to create a process map at the PCB Lean forum 7 March 2017

PCB LEAN FORUM ~ 7 March 2017 (How to Create a Process Map) “One picture is worth a thousand words” Process mapping is a workflow diagram that enables you to analyse ‘as-is’ business processes and procedures. It helps you to identify and document processes, recognise inefficiencies and performance gaps so you can create the ‘to-be’ […]

Toyota Kata in the Classroom – PCB Lean Forum

Kata – A simple exercise to teach scientific thinking developed by best-selling author Mike Rother Kata in the classroom (KiC) is a 50 minute hands on exercise with three minute rounds that involve assembling a small puzzle. The team follow the improvement pattern to establish a goal and then experiment from round to round. Develop […]