Productivity and Cost of Goods Sold

Learn how Toyota improved its operational efficiency when it identified 8 types of waste. Streamline inventory management. Also, learn how to prioritise what to focus on.

Operational Efficiency: Journey Into The Waste Lands

Has your business been operating for some time? Then inefficiencies and wasteful activities will have crept into your systems. Identify and reduce waste and optimise your business to maximise its Profitability. Also, improve the efficiency of repetitive work. 

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Choices to Achieve Operational Efficiency

Reduce The 8 Types of Waste

What is waste? It is anything that adds no value to the final product or service. Waste relates to all businesses, no matter how large or small. Improve your operational efficiency and watch your Profits increase. Direct link to Skills Modules are available at this link.

Operational Efficiency: Streamline Your Inventory

Inventory management covers many areas, and not only for manufacturing businesses. Learn how to determine the best products to stock. Then use the various tools to manage and monitor inventory performance. Direct link to Courses and Skills Modules are available at this link.

Prioritise What to Focus On In Your Business

Have you heard about the 80/20 Rule? It has the power to grow your business up to 16 times faster and make your life a whole less busy. And then there is the Theory of Constraints. What are you waiting for, act now and improve your operational efficiency. Direct link to Courses are available at this link

Operational Efficiency: Repetitive Work

Do you own a business that has processes that repeat over and over? Then Takt Time is for you. Manage your work flow and increase your Revenue. Alternatively, reduce production waste with Lean Management. Direct link to Courses and Skills Modules are available at this link

How to Systematically Conduct One Off Projects

Improve your operational efficiency by developing a project management system that will allow you to conduct one-off projects with ease. Learn about Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Also, Theory of Constraints; Local Optima; Kaizen; PDCA cycle and more. Direct link to Skills Modules are available at this link.

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Ways to Reduce Overhead Costs

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Finance, accounting, IT and legals are information systems a business needs. Find solutions to common issues here.

Managing Staff and Your own Productivty

Managing staff and your own productivity are critical issues because people make your business work. Learn more on problem resolution

Business Planning and Business Decision Making Techniques

Planning need not be complex.  We show simple solutions with proven effectiveness.  Along the way, we introduce some decision making tools to simplify hard decisions.

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