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About Allan Ung

Allan Ung is a management consultant at Operational Excellence Consulting, a consultancy that focuses on maximizing customer value and minimizing wastes through Lean Management. He is also a seller at Flevy. View his documents here: OEConsulting.

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5S Principles

Improving Office Productivity with 5S Principles

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step. – Lao Tzu, a famous Chinese philosopher Around the world, more and more organizations have started to adopt Lean principles and practices to improve competitiveness.  As a holistic approach, office activities must fully support shop-floor manufacturing operations to eliminate waste as a means […]

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Dump the Waste!

Sharpen your Competitive Edge by Eliminating Non-Value-Added Activities in your Organization. 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 from the value stream processes. Be Lean In the Lean Management philosophy, all activities in an organization […]

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Make Change That Lasts

Change is the only constant. – Heraclictus, Greek Philosopher Change is the only constant in the work environment Whether you are shifting office to another location, adopting a new practice or process, implementing an IT system, or re-engineering the business processes for an organization, change happens to everyone all the time. However, many change initiatives have been short-lived as […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) – The Foundation of Standardized Work & Continuous Improvement

In September 1990, my colleague and I participated in a technical training program for instructors held at the Panasonic Overseas Training Center and the Production Engineering College in Osaka, Japan for a period of two months. Waiting for the Shinkansen bound for Osaka During that time, we were newly hired technical training instructors at the […]

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Kaizen and Innovation in the Workplace

When employees leave–especially the good performers–this translates into a higher cost for employers to replace lost staff as well as a loss of talent, knowledge and innovative ideas. One of the things you can do to retain staff is to develop a culture for innovation in the workplace to enhance employee motivation and enthusiasm that […]

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Eliminate Non-Value Added Activities in Your Organization

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. […]

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