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Constantly seeking to improve is a vital component of all successful business models. Incorporating a continuous improvement culture as part of your business’s growth strategy is key to not only staying profitable, but providing a roadmap during times of uncertainty. As a small business owner wearing many hats, it’s often difficult to find the time […]
By Dick Cole
Members of Optima’s Twin Cities Continuous Improvement Consortium met recently to share their thoughts on effective engagement and creating a culture of continuous improvement (CI). There is an undeniable correlation between creating a culture of continuous improvement and employee engagement. In any organization, implementing change will be an uphill journey if the company doesn’t embrace […]
By Matt Lemke
Mature lean organizations know what is in their lean tool box, and their people are familiar with tool application. Teams understand the need of improving service to their customers and have seen how lean tools can help in this aim. Change has become a little easier as it has become part of the culture, but […]
Optima is proud to have been invited to continue our support of Wisconsin manufacturers through our sponsorship of a program session addressing Growth Strategy Development at the upcoming Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. Optima’s President & Founder, Steven Hirt, will join representatives from Initiative One and Imaginasium in sharing expertise on the topic of “Leading Profitable Growth and Change […]
By Steve Levin
Helping businesses exceed their operational expectations is what we do every day. We’re delighted with two recent partnerships that demonstrate the confidence that companies nationwide have in our expertise. The first is a multi-year project with a national packaging supply manufacturer to develop a site selection model and facility layout for their multi-state expansion as […]
By Steve Levin
The summer issue of the quarterly newsletter is out! Click the image of the cover to take a look.
By Dave Lange
Current condition Regardless of your current situation, whether your management team doubts the need for CI efforts or its credibility suffers due to ineffective CI efforts in the past, success still depends on continuous improvement and employee development and involvement as the primary means of responding to changes in customer expectations and other business challenges. […]
Devotion to operational excellence at your company can produce amazing results across the board. These upcoming events support your CI journey.
By Matt Lemke, Optima Associates, Inc.
Recognizing the context of our work: Many organizations find themselves in a position where they are in constant reaction to issues that disrupt the work being carried out. Repeatable and predictable output becomes a condition that does not happen as often as desired. Our people end up working in an environment, where to be successful, […]