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By Zak, Adam; Waddell, Bill

This e-book explains the serious function that every member of the senior administration workforce needs to play in effectively reaching a company's transformation to a lean association, or operational excellence. It charts a process simplification, unlike the issues that pervade conventional administration by means of useful silos, and in addition the expanding complexity of coping with well known development tasks reminiscent of lean,  Read more...

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By Zak, Adam; Waddell, Bill

This e-book explains the serious function that every member of the senior administration workforce needs to play in effectively reaching a company's transformation to a lean association, or operational excellence. It charts a process simplification, unlike the issues that pervade conventional administration by means of useful silos, and in addition the expanding complexity of coping with well known development tasks reminiscent of lean,  Read more...

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So everything is fixed in the short-term and variable in the long haul, and some of both anywhere in between. But so what? Does knowing whether they are fixed 58 by some mathematical definition matter in any practical situation? Even if your clever teenage son provided you with a regression analysis of your electric bill demonstrating that the bill is statistically fixed, you would still tell him to turn off the lights, the TV, and the stereo when he leaves the room. Whether someone in accounting determines that something is fixed or it is variable, you still want the same thing.

It’s not rocket science. The same is true of the community. The local politicians and city fathers and mothers jump through hoops to take care of the big employer that sustains and supports the community. They don’t look at the employer that sees their husbands, wives, sons, and daughters as “headcount” quite the same. Again, this is patently simple and obvious, and it takes only a moment to step back and realize it. What is complicated is convincing yourself that the opposite is true.

The start-up hangs on every word spoken by the customer, and suppliers are chosen cautiously. It takes success to destroy all of that. The road to excellence requires undoing the fruits of success and returning the company to its entrepreneurial roots and focusing simply on the few things that matter. ” An enormous amount of intellectual ability is still being wasted on sophisticated models of manufacturing costs and how to predict and control them. Instead of harnessing more computer power to look at costs in more complex manners, how about this instead: spend more money on things the customers will pay for and less money on things they won’t pay for.

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