Lean Manufacturing vs. Lean Six Sigma

There are two major competing initiatives in the marketplace today for continuous improvement: Lean Manufacturing (e.g., the Toyota Way/Toyota Production System) and Lean Six Sigma. In this article, we will compare and contrast the two approaches. I have been involved in implementing both methods and continue to teach both methods. Let’s consider the Lean Manufacturing […]

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Le second souffle du « lean » management

Livre. Dans son essai « Démocratiser le travail », Michel Sailly revient sur ce mode d’amélioration de l’organisation du travail qui, loin de faire l’unanimité, suscite de nombreux débats et résistances. « Lean management » : voilà un terme qui déplaît aux salariés, synonyme d’intensification du travail et de réduction d’emplois. On est loin de la définition qu’en donnaient James […]

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The Importance of Considering Cost Avoidance in the Cloud

Beyond comparing costs incurred, take the long view and account for costs avoided. An article from Andy Clark – Cloud Architect   We recently worked with a client to conduct a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of moving their workloads from their two colocation facilities to AWS. The client […]

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True Cloud Justification: Moving Beyond TCO Savings

TCO savings are great, but it is time to redefine the true success metrics of your cloud transformation. An article from CTP. Who is disrupting your market…your competitors or you? When small teams of aggressive entrepreneurs can compete with legacy, industry dominating companies, the whole paradigm of stability is turned upside down. When well established […]

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