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COVID-19 Remote Working: The Importance of Aligning the Scope

In the final instalment of our ‘Remote Working’ blog series we will be highlighting how the importance of aligning the scope of projects and work can result in shorter lead-times, better quality, and ultimately more output. Our previous blog posts in this series looked at how good visual management can increase output and investment from

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Sales Vs. Throughput: Know Which of Your Sales Generate the Most Revenue

Over the past year, UK businesses have had to contend with a lot! First, with the uncertainty and new challenges posed by Brexit, and then with the upheaval of national lockdowns and remote working due to the global pandemic. Whether because of Brexit, COVID-19, or some other unforeseen circumstance, your business may have struggled to generate as much revenue as it used

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Warehousing: Picking, Packing & Putting Away – Much Faster!

COVID-19 transformed society completely. The ‘new normal’ has seen a shift across a range of industries and sectors. People have learned to live their lives from the safety of their own homes. Work, learning, socialising, shopping… most areas of life have moved online. Retail is one industry where this shift is most apparent. Before the

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Four Pillars: Every Conflict Can Be Removed

For those who practice the Theory of Constraints (TOC), there are Four Pillars which represent a set of mindsets. Each pillar is representative of an attitude which helps individuals overcome challenges and reach breakthroughs. This is the second blog post in this four-part series: ‘Every Conflict Can Be Removed’ – to read about the first pillar ‘Never Say I Know’ click

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Brexit: 4 Challenges Your Business Needs To Tackle

It’s been a long time coming, but finally Brexit is upon us. We are beginning to understand the effect this has on businesses but whilst the trade deal has been signed, negotiations are still ongoing for numerous sectors. We therefore cannot talk in great length about the service industry, for example, as there hasn’t been too much agreed as of yet. However, we want

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COVID-19 Remote Working: The Importance of Controlling Your Work-In-Process (WIP)

The UK is currently living through its third national lockdown meaning many people are back to working from home. Remote working is no longer a foreign concept to most businesses but there are still challenges in managing a company/department/team when employees are all working from different locations. Our previous article for our ‘COVID-19 Remote Working’ series looked at how

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Sales: Creating an Unrefusable Offer for Your Customers

Usually, when considering how to increase the sales of a product or service, people do a good job of accentuating what it is that the product/service can do for the customer. For example, if you were selling a vacuum cleaner you might highlight the fact that it is ‘cordless’, ‘bagless’ or ‘easily manoeuvrable’. The same is true for

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COVID-19 Remote Working – The Importance of Good Visual Management

The UK has entered its third national lockdown in an attempt to bring the new, faster-spreading strain of coronavirus under control; this means many more people are back to working from home. It may be that you never even got the chance to return to the office after the initial lockdown last March! Regardless, remote working is here to

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Sales: Taking Care of Your Customers Is A Waste of Your Time…

In our last Sales blog post, we defined ‘selling’ as convincing people to buy and discussed how the people who are good at convincing people to buy should spend most of their time doing that and nothing else! This has interesting implications when it comes to taking care of your customers. Very often, when Goldratt

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