Monthly Archives: June 2011

July Webinar: Inventory Optimization


Join Charlie Agulla to learn best practices for inventory optimization, based on actual results from leading companies. Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00PM Eastern Time Duration: 60 minutes Register here or check out our webinar schedule.… more →

July Webinar: Lean Pull Design 101


Join Invistics’ CEO Tom Knight to learn the basics of developing a Lean pull design strategy for high-mix manufacturing environments. Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Eastern Time Duration: 60 minutes An email confirmation will be… more →

Pull implementation: Fix it now or fix it later?


  For many of our Pull implementation engagements, one question often comes up early in the process.  “Should we fix all of the major issues in our process before we make the big switch to Pull?”  The concern is that… more →

Lean Confessions: Is Lean bad for employees?


Many of us try to do our best on our jobs. No one wants to feel like someone else can take their place with a better program or idea. This is the issue that many companies face when initially considering… more →

Thanks, Mr. Goldratt


Several years ago, my co-worker Vicki gave me a copy of Eliyahu Goldratt’s book, The Goal. I slogged through it. In addition to a full-time job, I was in grad school at the time, and had plenty of reading to… more →