Is this a busy time for you as it is for me?

Whilst many people’s minds are turning to the festive arrangements mine hasn’t quite got there yet… but it will!

I guess there is a good chance that you are in the same boat; projects and production still at the fore of your mind.

So, let me keep this post short and focus on the question above.

What are your continuous improvement and on time delivery improvement plans for the new year?

Like most things in life a few improvements in the right areas can make a big difference. Pareto knew it and so do you.

The areas that have had the biggest impact for my clients this year include:

  • Business routines.
  • Discipline (doing what you’ve got to do even if you don’t want to do it kind of discipline!).
  • Effective measuring and monitoring of processes and projects.
  • Managing resources and capacity.

If you haven’t got an improvement plan for 2020 yet then I urge you to pick an item from this list and brainstorm just a few things you could do to improve how that topic plays out in your business. Just a few minutes is all that is required.

Then, put that list to one side and enjoy the festivities. You can pick the plan back up in the new year when you have come back to work full of vigour.

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And, if you want some more focused improvement ideas you can pick up a copy of The OTIF Improvement System for 50% off until the end of January (so don’t fret if you’re reading this when you get back from the break!). To get the discount use the code 2020 in the cart. Click here to get your copy.

Warning – this deal will not make a good Christmas present for your other half!

Good luck with brainstorming your improvement plan and I’ll catch up with you next year.


Giles Johnston

Giles Johnston is a Chartered Engineer who consults with businesses to improve their on time delivery performance, ERP system performance and deploy Kaizen / Lean production methods. Giles is also the author of 'What Does Good Look Like?'.