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The Carrot Story

The Carrot Story is a thought-provoking parable on how organizations achieve positive change ...

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June 2, 2017/by jesselaffen

An Afternoon Spent Process Mapping is an Afternoon Well Spent

Earlier this month we spent a few hours with the great team at Jefferson Electric to help them do ...

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January 31, 2017/by Kaufman Global

Control Freak Much?

When it comes to guiding an organization through transformative change, control is the determining factor ...

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December 22, 2016/by Kaufman Global

Operational Excellence Will Save You Millions (and Millions)

Well... the exact number is not certain, but organizations could get much more from their OpEx ...

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November 29, 2016/by Kaufman Global

Rapid Performance Evaluation – Speed Matters

Kaufman Global helps clients solve complex problems and drive fundamental improvement ...

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August 4, 2016/by Kaufman Global

4 Tips for Simplifying Work Complexity (Hint… Start with Smart Design)

Greater complexity means more options for failure. People and processes come together to ...

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November 3, 2015/by Kaufman Global

The Iconic Tour 2015 – Chicago

How did we spend today's Travel Tuesday? In the beautiful city of Chicago, hearing from and ...

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May 19, 2015/by Kaufman Global

Standing Tall in Kuala Lumpur

European Director Rolf den Nieuwenboer takes a break from his facility layout work to enjoy ...

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February 24, 2015/by Kaufman Global

The Standard Work of Engaging Leadership

Top leaders frequently approach us seeking solutions to their business problems. They want to know ...

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February 9, 2015/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global Attends 2014 ADIPEC in UAE

Kaufman Global will be among the 60,000 participants at this years’ Abu Dhabi International Petroleum ...

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November 5, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Pursuing World-Class Performance? “20 Keys” to Success

What does the phrase “world-class” really mean? This question has been asked since the term ...

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November 3, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Turning up the heat: Golf in Bahrain

While our previous Travel Tuesday post took us to Argentina where it's currently winter ...

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October 6, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global Attends SSPHA and NASMHPD Mental Health Conference

Kaufman Global will join representatives from the Southern States Psychiatric Hospital Association ...

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September 17, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Eating Abroad: Argentinian Asado

This Tuesday we're traveling south to experience Argentinian Asado! The term Asado ...

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September 16, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Introducing… Travel Tuesday

Our work with our global clients takes us around the world. In the process we get the opportunity ...

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August 12, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Relearning Jidoka From a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

About 20 years ago, when I first trained on the Toyota Production System, it was presented ...

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July 9, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Procedural Adherence: Your Problem is Bigger than Technology

The following is an excerpt from Kaufman Global’s new white paper, On Procedural Adherence ...

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June 9, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Change Advocacy: The Ultimate Immunity Challenge

Change is inevitable. Whether you’re leading it, supporting it, or it feels like it’s being forced ...

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May 13, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global to attend 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

Kaufman Global, an implementation partner of Lean, Continuous Improvement and proprietary ...

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April 15, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global attends 2014 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth

Kaufman Global will be on-hand to hear about the latest trends, emerging technologies ...

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February 26, 2014/by Kaufman Global

Five Techniques That Help Transform Operations – Fast

When it comes to driving business improvements, the term “transformation” is overused ...

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August 8, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Attention Recovering Companies ― Lean is Best Applied as a Growth Strategy!

Lean is all about waste elimination right? But to what end? The Toyota Production System ...

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June 20, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Why Not Me? Great Things Happen To Those Who Do

In life, there are those who watch things happen, and those who step up and make them happen ...

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May 28, 2013/by Kaufman Global

How Engagement and Value are Intimately Linked

The following is an excerpt from Kaufman Global’s latest white paper, “Engage the Organization ...

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May 8, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global to join 80,000 others at OTC 2013

Kaufman Global’s Vice President of Business Development Michael Plageman will be one of ...

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April 30, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Lean and Team: A Crucial Pairing for Continuous Improvement

The likelihood of sustainable change is directly related to the degree to which that change is valued ...

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March 18, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global Names Amy Howard Newest Principal

Kaufman Global announced today the promotion of Amy Howard to principal. Based out of Indianapolis ...

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February 25, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global to attend 2013 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam

Kaufman Global announced today its plans to attend the 2013 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition...

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February 11, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Kaufman Global Shares Change Management Techniques in ASQ Webinar

Kaufman Global announced today its participation in the ASQ Reliability Division's ...

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January 25, 2013/by Kaufman Global

Three Ways to Leverage Cross-functional Teams for Design Innovation

A recent 60 Minutes segment highlighted the innovative approach used by California-based design firm ...

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January 18, 2013/by Kaufman Global

On A Continuous Improvement Journey, It Pays to Look in the Rearview Mirror

Business leaders are often criticized for their tendency to keep looking “in the rear view mirror,” but is this always a bad thing?

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November 19, 2012/by Kaufman Global

A Committed Leader: The Key Ingredient in Any Recipe for Change

In my role as a management consultant at Kaufman Global, I work within a variety of industries ...

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September 19, 2012/by Kaufman Global

Solve (a lot of) Your Operations Problems in Just One Day

With a "need for speed," more and more organizations are adopting the idea of holding what are best known as Stand Down Days...

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August 29, 2012/by Kaufman Global

Operation Fast Start: Prioritize Manufacturing Improvement Targets for Better, Faster Results

There are times when a manufacturing operation needs to get better (a lot better) — fast.

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August 20, 2012/by Kaufman Global

Time-to-Hire: What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You

Talent Wars | You identify a critical resource need. A requisition is prepared and submitted. The recruiting ...

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August 7, 2012/by Kaufman Global

Lean Tools are a Means, Never an End

One of the most common and most difficult to eradicate beliefs is that “Lean” is just a bunch of analytical tools and methods.

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July 25, 2012/by Kaufman Global

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Bring Me Benchmarks One and All?

While it’s true that benchmarks can provide authority and clarity, consider the flip side...

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July 19, 2012/by Kaufman Global