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History have always fascinated me since childhood. The idea that what we are today has something to do with the events that happened in the past - either by choice, or accident, makes for an interesting discussion.

Our family traveled to Cebu last month, making sure that Bantayan Island is our t...

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The kanban or signal board, is one of the first attempts in MIESCOR, if not, the first of its kind to be part of the early solution our process improvement team have agreed to use to visually track the data of the design engineering outputs - the substation and transmissions lines drawing design...

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When we were still kids, our parents always tell us to fix our bed, toys - keep it tidy and clean. In Lean management, this idea is as important as it can ever be with so many aspects in life and business it can be applied with surprising results unimaginable. Let's explore 5S today.

The 5S stan...

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"Kaizen" or change for the better, is
an essential part of the Toyota Production System (TPS), long before it's derivative, Lean, became famous around the world.

The primary goal of Kaizen is to enable "flow" in any business processes in delivering value (products and services) to the end rece...

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In a previous post, we explored the Lean house with customer centric approach where customers tumble down the rabbit hole of unhappy customers. This is a fact with the organization's that still follow the classical management approach.

Be reminded however that those that adopt classical manageme...

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In late October 2019, I had attended the Rural Development and Food Security Forum held at the Asian Development Bank HQ in the Philippines.

It was an insightful global forum that saw attendees from many parts of the world including farmers from numerous countries such as Sri Lanka, Mongolia, B...

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There are a some ideas out there that just, for some reasons, catch fire and reach a tipping point.

Tipping Point is that phenomenon that makes an idea spread like wild fires and adopted by the masses at scale.

The iPhone is a perfect example of this phenomenon. You see Apple Inc., over the yea...

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Gemba walks or Gemba immersion are half-done if it's just a visit. It must create value (people's welfare in the workplace) in observing the facts other than data.

A key call-to-action (CTA) measure and standards must be adopted and engineered into it - ensuring that company leaders are going ...

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In my experience from various industries in engineering operations, corporate support and currently, in banking; there are very few leaders, top management that are willing to go to the Gemba or the place where value in the company is actually created and processed.

In engineering operations, v...

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Non-Value Adding Process is "Muda"!!!

In your business, have you ever wondered why, despite many efforts to recruiting people or buying new equipment or the technologies to improve your business workflows, and it still come up short? Why is it that these add-ons seem to have little or no positive effect in your business? Non-value adding processes are waste or in Japanese term, called "Muda".

Lean, a derivative of the highly successful, Toyota Production System (TPS) is about reducing or eliminating waste to produce products and/or services with the highest quality, with the fastest turnaround times and with the lowest possible costs to benefit your customers, your business and society.

Hi, my name is Oli. I'm a Certified Lean Professional, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. For the last six years, I have been involved in process improvement projects and change management both at the enterprise and startup settings. 

I'm here to help you get a process view of your business workflows and processes for tangible results, efficiency-wise and profit-wise. Lean thinking and Lean management can set your business  apart from the rest... and I can help you in learning to have that "process view" in improving your business performance.

Cheers!

Oliver "Oli" Tamis
Bad Muda Think Tank

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