LBS News

Fishbone Diagram – How to Make and Use a Fishbone Diagram

August 3, 2017

Fishbone diagrams are a very helpful tool in your problem-solving arsenal. It is used to figure out cause-and-effect and to breakdown the contributing factors of an issue. They are named…

DMAIC: 5 Steps to Solving all Your Problems

July 27, 2017

DMAIC which stands for Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control is a powerful problem solving tool. Given time DMAIC could solve all your company’s problems using data from the process….

Improve your Employee’s Skillset – Certified Green Belt Opportunity

LBSPartners are offering you the opportunity to add up to three Certified Green Belt employees to your workforce. The course is part funded through Management Works Skillnet allowing for a…

Poka Yoke – Three Effective Methods to Reduce Rework and Defects

July 14, 2017

Poka Yoke Definition & Meaning “Poka-Yoke” a Japanese term coined by Shiego Shingo in the 1960’s meaning “mistake-proofing”. It is a highly effective quality control tool. It stems from recognising…

Official Sponsors of Cycle 4 Sick Children 2017

March 8, 2017

At LBSParnters, we feel very fortunate to be in a position to give back to our community. 2017 sees us into year two of a three-year partnership as official sponsors…

Who is TIM WOODS and why is he killing your business?

December 7, 2016

TIM WOODS is a waste of time, resource and energy. Every company, department and role feels his impact. Often employees go about their daily tasks, doing things the way in which…

5 Productivity Mistakes Most Businesses Make and How to Solve Them

January 29, 2016

There are many mistakes made every day in businesses around the world. Mistakes are of course inevitable as a lot of these are made by human beings, but there are a…

Slideshare: Meeting the Transformation Challenge

January 27, 2016

If you missed out on Niall Tuite’s presentation at this year’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain event, have a review of the slides he presented on Meeting the Transformation Challenge. Navigating the journey through business…

What do people have to do with Lean?

August 4, 2015

Success in Lean transformation is contingent on engagement at all levels within the organisation. Real change requires winning the hearts and minds of the workforce. Getting this right at the…

Disciples versus Discipline – Meeting the Challenge of 6S Workplace Organisation

May 25, 2015

Of the foundational tools and approaches associated with Lean implementation, 6S workplace organisation is probably the most widely known and, arguably, the most commonly misapplied. Oftentimes companies attempt to implement…

Top 5 Expert Tips from 2015 #CCMASUMMIT

May 15, 2015

Yesterday, LBSPartners was fortunate to be amongst the audience of professionals from Irish contact centres and customer service industries at the #CCMASUMMIT. If you’re like us and have attended many…

4 Key Steps to Using A3s for Problem Solving – Going from Pain to Countermeasure

May 8, 2015

Continuous improvement is a defining element of Lean. Every day, we seek ways to make things better, easier, less frustrating and more effective. Improvement is achieved through solving problems; and thus, continuous…

Myth Busters: tackling the biggest misconceptions about Lean

April 9, 2015

Those of us who help companies implement Lean thinking know the methodology is often misunderstood at the onset of an engagement. It’s regularly the case that “Lean” is considered to…

There is an advantage to hiring external expertise to support your Lean journey – and here is why…

March 25, 2015

Companies that have worked with LBSPartners, using Lean tools and methodologies across their business, have seen at least 5X the return on their investment; a return which is repeated annually…

RESPONSIBILITY is a very big word.

February 24, 2015

In this week’s post, LBS Partners Managing Director, Gene Leonard, looks at the word responsibility – its impact on the workplace, how to make it an opportunity and ways to ensure…