start STRATEGIC PLANNING with reflection.

It is Not a Journey without a Map ….

7 Tips and Tricks to enhance your Strategic Plan

Reach out to us for more details on the specific tool you see or can execute this journey through Organizational First Aid appointments


Pause …


Take time to get “ON” your business

When “IN” your business you only have a 30-inch view … the average length of the human arm


Pause ….


Stand in a Circle and just observe the 7 flows

  1. The FLOW of RAW MATERIALS

  2. The FLOW of WORK-IN-PROGRESS

  3. The FLOW of FINISHED GOODS

  4. The FLOW of TEAM MEMBERS

  5. The FLOW of MACHINES

  6. The FLOW of INFORMATION and COMMUNICATIONS

  7. The FLOW of ENGINEERING


Pause ….


Transfer and articulate your observations using the Lean Observation Sheet


Pause …






Go deep and document your process using Enterprise Value Stream Mapping with a focus on how Complete & Accurate the transitions happen.





Pause … Reflect …





An Objective without an Action Plan is merely a wish.

Migrate your opportunities into Action using Policy Deployment





Reflect … Execute …





Improvement is a journey and it may take years to accomplish so phasing your journey using our STEP Diagnostic brings alignment within the Team.







Execute … Success …



Review your Key Performance Indicators that will measure success and adjust behaviors.


Make sure you have 5 critical Success Factors to insure success or at least recognize the potential failure points.




SUCCESS Ultimately it is all about …


Make your Plan

Work your Plan

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