Many people tell us that they have QI Macros, but they don’t know how to use it. Make a resolution to learn how! Here are my suggestions.
“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur and… it’s 2020. How did that happen? A new year; a new decade. Seems like just yesterday everybody was worried about Y2K. Somebody out there is thinking, “What’s Y2K?” That was a thing that happened back in the year 2000… you probably forgot all about it, but I’ve been at this for over twenty years now in the software field around Quality Improvement, so I’ve seen a lot of things.
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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.
Early in the movie, the McDonald’s brothers describe how they came up with the concept for speedy service. It’s Lean.
They had too many menu items, so they decide to simplify down to burgers, fries and soft drinks. (Think Lean inventory.)
They go to a tennis court and use chalk to lay out a possible floor plan to deliver service fast. One brother stands on a ladder watching while the employees pantomime cooking burgers, fries and soft drinks.
They go through several iterations to converge on their final design. (Think value stream mapping and spaghetti diagramming.)
I think they might have done it faster with cardboard boxes, but I wasn’t there.
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Posted by Jay Arthur in Healthcare, Lean, Manufacturing, Service.