As the US and European economies remain teetering on the edge of uncertainty, we are seeing tremendous growth in the emerging markets. Plus, these emerging markets are almost unfathomable in size. Take Beijing, as an example. The population of this one city—not even the largest in China—is more than double that of the populations of […]
Recession or boom, companies need to sharpen their competitive edge by applying Lean Management principles to cost reduction—that is, the elimination of non-value-added activities or waste in the value stream processes. Be Lean In the Lean Management philosophy, all activities in an organization are grouped into two categories: value-added (VA) activities, and non-value-added (NVA) activities. […]
Thousands of companies in over 100 countries have adopted ISO 9001 as their quality management standard. Many more are pursuing this certification. Well, why is this? ISO 9001 helps an organization assure quality and save money. Plus, customers expect it. ISO 9001 applies to all types of organizations. This professionally-developed presentation can be used to […]
The 5S workplace organization system applies a set of basic management principles that many companies widely adopt to maximize workplace productivity and organization. As a cornerstone of Lean management, 5S improves workplace morale, safety and efficiency. In this training presentation, you will learn how to mobilize and align your management team to launch or improve […]
Hoshin Kanri (Hoshin Planning, Policy Deployment, Management by Policy) is a powerful, systematic Strategic Planning/Management methodology developed by Dr. Yoji Akao that uses a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to create goals, choose control measures and link daily control activities to the company’s strategy. It involves a “catchball” as the driving force of alignment, clarification and employee involvement. […]
Kaizen refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous process improvement in manufacturing, engineering, and business management. This training presentation is specifically designed for managers, supervisors, facilitators, and continuous improvement steering committees who want to kick-start and implement Kaizen activities in their work areas to improve productivity and customer value. This presentation includes: The […]
Today, we just released a Flevy Tools, a free PowerPoint plugin that provides a set of automated diagramming tools. With just a few clicks, you can dynamically create Gantt Charts, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Approach Diagrams, and more. For more info, screenshots, and the download, go here: http://flevy.com/powerpoint-plugin
This is a guest blog post. For more information on growth strategy and industry analysis, you may be interested in these documents: Blue Ocean Strategy Primer, Common Strategy Consulting Frameworks, Business Model Innovation. An Overview of the Global Brewery Industry The scope of the industry can be evaluated from the fact that it generates revenue […]
Companies are always building business cases—for a variety of different investment decisions. Are you building one right one? Here are 4 business case templates found on Flevy that you can compare yours to. Options Analysis Business Case Template IT Implementation Business Case Template Mobile TV Business Case Example New Technology Investment Business Case Template Is […]
Recently, we partnered with PPT Lab, a crowd-sourced slide production service, to sell their presentation documents. Each month, PPT Lab develops 50+ slides worth of business presentations, where the content is driven by their community of subscribers. Now, non-subscribers can purchase individual presentations directly through Flevy. There is one presentation in particular that we’d like to […]
Learn the ins and outs of Blue Ocean Strategy to give your organization a true competitive advantage. http://flevy.com/blue-ocean-strategy Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space—i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors […]
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