Eliminating waste, making it Lean: taking decisions on the floor

Waste: we’ve been mentioning the term quite often in our blogs. But what does it look like in practice? Basically, there are eight types of waste. Today, we’d like to highlight two of these – ‘Talent’ and ‘Motion’ – through a real-life example: a top-tier logistics operator that has been working with Texas Digital Europe to become more Lean.

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More sales through Visual Management? Yes, please!

We’ve talked a bit about the value of simplifying things in our last blog. Whereas some organizations are afraid to offend their employees by presenting them with crisp-and-clear visualized information, other companies have embraced Visual Management to the fullest. Why? Because ultimately, they wish to increase sales while reducing cost and improving the overall customer experience. Who wouldn’t, really? It may seem like a mission impossible,…

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How can you benefit from Visual Management?

Remember the fun birthday board that your teacher used to create in primary school? It ensured that the entire class knew when to sing “happy birthday” to every single kid. And how about the family task board that your father would attach to the kitchen wall? The organized, color-filled overview of everyone’s responsibilities made your family work together like a team.

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On cars and Visual Management: roll along!

Are you used to traditional cars? Then you’ll know that they use fossil fuels as a power source and that their wheels are mechanically controlled from one central position. That’s pretty much it. You know the system and your car glides along like a hitch. Right? Well, not exactly. Because as you’ve probably heard, these types of cars are quickly becoming outdated. Electric cars are…

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Service: the key to being distinctive

Remember those days when you ordered an item from another country only to receive it a week later? Well, they’re over. Today’s consumers expect their shipments to arrive within an hour to a day. And they demand that you answer their questions right away. Fast, flawless service is a distinctive factor that’s generally considered to be more important than ‘the lowest price.’

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ICT infrastructure: monitor, measure, manage!

Say, you have a national network and the server of ‘Location C,’ which is miles away from where you are, has shut down. What usually follows is a call storm to the ICT help desk, causing panic and delay. Obviously, you want to avoid this. Your customers and IT people should be informed proactively, so the issue can be fixed in a quick and efficient…

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USB: as old-fashioned as pigeon post? Didn’t think so!

We are always online. Or at least, we are expected to be in this day and age. But what if a visual means of communication hangs in a place where there is no signal? We can hear you exclaim, “That does not exist!” Well, think again, because concrete and steel easily kill off any signal. Boats, buses, basements, and elevators are common places where your…

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