14 01, 2022

Explore the 3-Day TapRooT® Virtual Root Cause Analysis Course!

By |2022-01-14T00:59:33-08:00January 14th, 2022|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Explore the 3-Day TapRooT® Virtual Root Cause Analysis Course!

Explore the 3-Day TapRooT® Virtual Root Cause Analysis Course! by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems What can you learn in a TapRooT® virtual root cause analysis course? Since October 2020, I have only taught virtual workshops. This pivot comes after over 15 years of teaching 400-plus in-person courses around the world. My 3-Day TapRooT® [...]

8 08, 2021

Tips for 5S Implementation Success

By |2021-12-22T03:31:51-08:00August 8th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma|Comments Off on Tips for 5S Implementation Success

Tips for 5S Implementation Success by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Organizations can gain many benefits when they install a 5S process. Many organizations, however, fail to successfully accomplish this goal. A 5S implementation effort can be a challenge, as every staff member's job will change if the process is truly effective. Here [...]

7 07, 2021

Mistake Proofing and Corrective Action Best Practices Workshop

By |2021-12-12T03:00:21-08:00July 7th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Mistake Proofing and Corrective Action Best Practices Workshop

Best Practices in Mistake Proofing and Corrective Action Writing Workshop By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Join me for my 2-day 'Best Practices in Mistake Proofing and Corrective Writing' workshop at the 2022 TapRooT® Summit - May 2-3, 2022! Why Do the Same Problems Keep Coming Back? Errors happen daily. Fortunately, our work system [...]

7 07, 2021

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

By |2021-12-12T02:52:36-08:00July 7th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail I was destined to cross paths with the notion of [...]

30 06, 2021

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

By |2021-12-21T02:22:59-08:00June 30th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Tens of thousands of corrective and preventive actions have crossed my eyes and passed through my ears over the past forty-plus years. Over time, I began to see a definite pattern. It wasn’t the obvious ‘weak fix’ pattern many people see at [...]

20 06, 2021

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

By |2021-12-22T02:41:06-08:00June 20th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems A well-written corrective action clearly defines how to modify a process, or alter a piece of equipment, in order to reduce the potential for future human error or equipment failure. When we modify a process, we can add, or delete, one [...]

26 05, 2021

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

By |2021-12-22T02:37:11-08:00May 26th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. When I work with groups to help them improve their processes, one of the first questions [...]

25 05, 2021

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

By |2021-12-21T12:48:26-08:00May 25th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems One of the key reasons people make mistakes is that they don’t follow the rules. There are multiple reasons to explain why people break the rules, but we all too often fail to effectively address them to improve rule compliance, let [...]

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