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About our Phase 6 Information Series

In our Phase 6 Information Series, you will receive a brief series of emails that help you maintain the momentum you generated as you built your business management system and created a continuous improvement culture. Phase 6 is part of our Continuous Improvement Development System. This series will walk you through our online content that relates to this part of your Lean journey. It also provides you with links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 20 days. These include…

  • Continuous Improvement Development Guide
  • The Phase 6 Section Directory
  • The Phase 6 Checklist
  • 3P Process Overview Form
  • 7 Ways Comparison Form
  • 7 Ways Idea Generation Form
  • A3 Thinking Overview (Term)
  • A3 Template (Form)
  • Design for Manufacturing (Term)
  • FMEA Worksheet (Form)
  • SIPOC Analysis Sheet (Form)
  • VOC Overview (Term)

You will also continue to receive periodic updates about new content and special offers. You are always free to cancel at any time.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download. These items are also offered for sale in our webstore if you prefer not to subscribe or if you need them right away.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 6 Information Series emails.

Troubleshooting

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About our Phase 5 Information Series

In our Phase 5 Information Series, you will receive a brief series of emails that help you ramp up your efforts to create a business management system and continuous improvement culture. Phase 5 is part of our Continuous Improvement Development System. This series will walk you through our online content that relates to this part of your Lean journey. It also provides you with links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 20 days. These include…

  • Continuous Improvement Development Guide
  • The Phase 5 Section Directory
  • The Phase 5 Checklist
  • Andon (Term)
  • Dirty, Dumb, or Dangerous (Term)
  • Kitting (Term)
  • Line Stop (Term)
  • Noise (Term)
  • Poka Yoke Overview (Term)
  • Value Stream Map Icon Set (Form)

You will also continue to receive periodic updates about new content and special offers. You are always free to cancel at any time.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download. These items are also offered for sale in our webstore if you prefer not to subscribe or if you need them right away.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 5 Information Series emails.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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About our Phase 4 Information Series

In our Phase 4 Information Series, you will receive a brief series of emails that help you build the foundation of a business management system and continuous improvement culture. Phase 4 is part of our Continuous Improvement Development System. This series will walk you through our online content that relates to this part of your Lean journey. It also provides you with links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 30 days. These include…

  • Continuous Improvement Development Guide
  • The Phase 4 Section Directory
  • The Phase 4 Checklist
  • 5 Principles of Lean Customer Value
  • 9 Steps to Developing a Daily Management System
  • 9 Tips to Running a More Effective Kaizen
  • 15 Sounds That Shout Waste
  • CLOSED MITT (Term)
  • Countermeasure Sheet (Form)
  • Cycle Time (Term)
  • Daily Management (Term)
  • Daily Management Worksheet (Form)
  • Decision Matrix Template (Form)
  • Job Shop (Term)
  • Kaizen Audit Form (Form)
  • Kaizen Charter (Form)
  • Kaizen Checklist (Form)
  • Kaizen Event (Term)
  • Kaizen Newspaper (Form)
  • Kanban Card (Form)
  • Kanban Overview (Term)
  • Office Process Capacity Sheet (Form)
  • Office Process Questionnaire (Form)
  • Office Process Recording Sheet (Form)
  • Office Process Recording Sheet (Form)
  • Standard Work-in-Process (Term)
  • Standardization (Term)
  • Standards (Term)
  • Standard Work (Term)
  • Standard Work Combination Sheet (Form)
  • Standard Work in 8 (Not So) Easy Steps
  • Standard Work Sheet (Form)
  • Takt Time (Term)
  • Takt Time Calculator (Form)
  • Time Observation Sheet (Form)
  • Waste (Term)
  • Waste Recording Form (Form)

You will also continue to receive periodic updates about new content and special offers. You are always free to cancel at any time.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download. These items are also offered for sale in our webstore if you prefer not to subscribe or if you need them right away.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 4 Information Series emails.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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About our Phase 3 Information Series

In our Phase 3 Information Series, you will receive a brief series of emails that walk you through the process of starting the journey to create a business management system and continuous improvement culture. Phase 3 is part of our Continuous Improvement Development System. This series will walk you through our online content that relates to this part of your Lean journey. It also provides you with links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 30 days. These include…

  • Continuous Improvement Development Guide
  • The Phase 3 Section Directory
  • The Phase 3 Checklist
  • 1/3 – 2/3 Planning Rule (Term)
  • 5 Whys (Term)
  • 5 Whys Form (Form)
  • 5S (Term)
  • 6 Data Analysis Mistakes That Hinder Lean Efforts
  • 6 Ways to Improve Problem Solving in Your Company
  • 9 Steps to Better Metrics
  • 11 Principles of a Lean Office
  • 12 Ways to Start Building a Continuous Improvement Culture
  • 13 Ways to Apply Lean Principles to a Small Business
  • Cause and Effect Diagram (Term)
  • Communication (Term)
  • Data Collection (Term)
  • Flow Charts (Term)
  • Gemba (Term)
  • KPI Bowler (Form)
  • Important vs. Urgent (Term)
  • Lean Office (Term)
  • Luck (Term)
  • Noise to Constant Sheet (Form)
  • Pareto Charts (Term)
  • Pareto Charts Template (Form)
  • Parkinson’s Law (Term)
  • PDCA/Plan-Do-Check-Act (Term)
  • Policy Deployment (Term)
  • Policy Deployment Action Plan (Form)
  • Policy Deployment Bowler (Form)
  • Policy Deployment Matrix (Form)
  • Problem Solving (Term)
  • Quality, Cost, Delivery/QCD (Term)
  • Run Charts (Term)
  • Secret to Successfully Running a Lean office: Daily Management
  • Stopwatches (Term)

You will also continue to receive periodic updates about new content and special offers. You are always free to cancel at any time.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download. These items are also offered for sale in our webstore if you prefer not to subscribe or if you need them right away.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 3 Information Series emails.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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About our Phase 2 Information Series

Our Phase 2 Information Series is a short series of emails that walk you through the “Committing” phase of our Continuous Improvement Development System. It highlights some of the online content that relates to this part of a Lean journey, and gives you links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 30 days. These include…

  • The Phase 2 Section Directory
  • The Phase 2 Checklist
  • 7 Tips for Building Good Lean Behavior (Article)
  • 7 Wastes (Term)
  • 8 Reasons People Resist Change (Article)
  • 8 Ways to Address the WIFM Principle (Article)
  • 9 Words That Kill Lean Progress (Article)
  • 11 C’s of Lean Leadership (Term)
  • 11 Common Misconceptions About Lean (Article)
  • 17 Lessons I Learned from Japanese Consultants (Article)
  • 18 Principles of Lean Leadership (Article)
  • Better, Not Perfect (Term)
  • Change Management (Term)
  • Coaching (Term)
  • How to Overcome 24 Common Lean Excuses (Article)
  • Job Satisfaction (Term)
  • Lean Leadership Soft Skills (Article)
  • Motivation (Term)
  • Opportunity Costs (Term)
  • Our Process is Different (Term)
  • Psychology of Lean (Term)
  • Push System (Term)
  • Respect for People (Term)
  • Seven Wastes of Lean Leadership (Article)
  • Show Respect for People (Practical Guide Principle)
  • Think Long Term (Practical Guide Principle)
  • Training (Term)

You will also receive periodic updates about new content and special offers.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 2 Information emails.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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About our Phase 1 Information Series

Our Phase 1 Information Series is a short series of emails that walk you through the “Introduction and Exploration” phase of our Continuous Improvement Development System. It highlights some of the online content that relates to this part of a Lean journey, and gives you links to the downloadable materials that are available to subscribers.

What You Get

You’ll get a series of messages over the next 14 days. These include…

  • The Continuous Improvement Development Guide
  • The Phase 1 Section Directory (a listing of all related content)
  • The Phase 1 Checklist (Member Version)
  • Links to Phase 1 online content
  • “Finding Continuous Improvement Information” (Member Version)
  • Decision Matrix Template
  • “Selecting the Program Leader” (Member Version)
  • “The 18 Principles of Lean Leadership” (PDF article)
  • “Create an Information Management System” (Member Version)
  • Knowledge Management Term on PDF

You will also receive periodic updates about new content and special offers.

About Our Download Materials

We offer our download links through email. Click the link in the message to get the download.

About Our Membership

Subscribing to any of our email lists makes you a member. Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free. We also like to offer special promotions to members.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

Also note that if you unsubscribe from a mailing list, you’ll have to start over if you later decide you want all the downloads in that series.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to start receiving our Phase 1 Information emails.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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We’ve been around a while. If you signed up with us in the past, you will not get another confirmation email. You should just get your content email.

If you do not get your content message but think you had signed up in the past, please click here.

If you are not sure if you had previously subscribed or requested content…

  1. Check your spam folder.
  2. Add us to your white list and try requesting your download or subscribing again. The confirmation message will come from 364415@mcssl.com, but will show up in the sender info as “364415@mcssl.com on behalf of Velaction Continuous Improvement LLC <info@velaction.com>”. The content message will come from “364415@bizmailtoday.com on behalf of *Jeff Hajek* at Velaction <Info@Velaction.com>” or “364415@priorityoneemail.com on behalf of *Jeff Hajek* at Velaction <Info@Velaction.com>”.
  3. Please reconsider using free email services (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo, etc.). These services are often used as ‘throwaway’ accounts, and so block messages more aggressively than other systems. If you choose to use one of these services, please be patient. It can take some time (up to a half hour or more) to arrive.
  4. Sometimes the trouble is on our end. Our service boasts a 99%+ delivery rate, but with our large number of subscribers, many of you will fall into that last percent. If you’ve waited a bit and the message still hasn’t arrived, you can try subscribing again. You will probably not receive a new confirmation message, as that is only required once per account.
  5. If all else fails, please contact us. Our email address is customerservice@velaction.com. Unless we hear otherwise, we will assume the email address you used to sign up is the one you are using to contact us.

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If you did not receive the content you were expecting, please follow the troubleshooting steps below.

  1. Please check your spam or junk mail folders. If we ended up there, please add us to your address book and/or white list. You may have to contact IT support if you are using a company account. The content message will come from “364415@bizmailtoday.com on behalf of *Jeff Hajek* at Velaction <Info@Velaction.com>” or “364415@priorityoneemail.com on behalf of *Jeff Hajek* at Velaction <Info@Velaction.com>”.
  2. Please reconsider using free email services (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo, etc.). These services are often used as ‘throwaway’ accounts, and so block messages more aggressively than other systems. If you choose to use one of these services, please be patient. It can take some time (up to a half hour or more) to arrive.
  3. Sometimes the trouble is on our end. Our service boasts a 99%+ delivery rate, but with our large number of subscribers, many of you will fall into that last percent. If you’ve waited a bit and the message still hasn’t arrived, you can try subscribing again. You will probably not receive a new confirmation message, as that is only required once per account.
  4. If all else fails, please contact us. Our email address is customerservice@velaction.com.

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If you did not receive an email with a confirmation link…

  1. Please check your spam folder. If your confirmation message ended up here, just click the link. Your content message will come from a different email address, so there is no need to white list this address.
  2. Add us to your white list/contacts. If you cannot find the confirmation message, please add us to your white list and/or address book and then try to sign up again. You may have to contact IT support if you are using a company account. The confirmation message will come from 364415@mcssl.com, but will show up in the sender info as “364415@mcssl.com on behalf of Velaction Continuous Improvement LLC <info@velaction.com>”.
  3. Reconsider using Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, or other free services. They sometimes have delays or don’t let emails from services such as ours through at all. If you have trouble using one of these email providers, please try with a different email. We can do little about this problem.
  4. Try re-subscribing. While our service boasts a 99%+ delivery rate, that means some of you will have a message go undelivered. If that is the case, simply resubmitting your request can do the trick.
  5. Try a different email. If you have tried troubleshooting and still can’t get our messages, the path of least resistance may be to simply try a different email address. Different systems use different tools to manage spam. While we may be inadvertently caught up in one, we will probably not be caught up in another.
  6. You may have already downloaded. We’ve been around a while. There’s a chance you subscribed a while back and forgot about it. If you received your content message, you should be good to go, as you only need to confirm once.

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What You Get

You’ll get our CI Development guide, including…

  • Our Transformation Model Overview
  • Detailed Improvement Phase Descriptions
  • Improvement Principles

You will also receive periodic updates about new content and special offers.

About Our Download Packs

We offer our download links through email. Simply fill out the form to the right to become a member and get your Continuous Improvement Development Guide download link delivered via email.

About Our Membership

Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to get our CI Development Guide for free.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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What You Get

You’ll get…

  • Standard Work Term on PDF (14 Pages)
  • Takt Time Term on PDF (13 Pages)
  • Cycle Time Term on PDF (14 Pages)
  • Standard WIP (Work-in-Process) Term on PDF (7 Pages)
  • Standard Work Sheet
  • Standard Work Combination Sheet
  • Time Observation Sheet
  • Takt Time Calculator
  • Standard Work in 8 (Not So) Easy Steps PDF (4 Pages)
  • Periodic updates about new content and special offers

About Our Download Packs

We offer our download links through email. Simply fill out the form to the right to become a member and get your Standard Work downloads delivered via email.

About Our Membership

Membership is free and you can quit whenever you want. As long as you are actively subscribed to one of our lists, you are entitled to member benefits. That means you can get over a hundred downloads for free.

Cancelling

If you don’t want to keep receiving emails, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any message you receive. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to cancel all lists in order to stop receiving our updates.

What’s Next

If this is the first time you’ve contacted us, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you are already a member or a previous customer, all you have to do is fill out the form to the right to get our Standard Work content for free.

Troubleshooting

Visit our member download page for information on troubleshooting.

 

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