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Wasteful thinking – how to understand the value stream

An article written by my colleague and Print/Packaging industry columnist, Andrew Malson. This piece has been segmented for the blog and complements previous articles by him. This article first appeared in WHERE To Print magazine. Introduction In this article I begin to further discuss Lean methodology by looking at waste as a concept; what it […]

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Acronyms and business b*llshit

In day to day terms, the use of acronyms is a convenient, acceptable and often necessary part of our communication, particularly in written form. Is there a need to write North Atlantic Treaty Organization when NATO is understood, or Military Intelligence Section 5 and Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation for MI5 and Laser, […]