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  • Keywords
    • Problem Solving,
    • Business efficiency,
    • Eliminating waste,
    • Cost of Problems,
    • Facts and Data,
    • Value-Add time,
    • Business Productivity

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Now & Then
A System for Business Success
by Leonard C. Sloat

Any problem can be eliminated within a week using this insightful and down-to-earth problem-solving methodology. Using what you learn in this book, you will be able to increase the Value-Add time for any and all processes that matter to your productivity, whether in business or in private tasks. Leonard Sloat shows how you, too, can teach this method and help others to identify problems and address them—on their own, or as part of a Problem-Solving/Corrective-Action team. Every improvement will produce hard savings that can be applied to the cost of any product or process you want to streamline. Sloat provides examples of problem-solving and improved departmental output from support groups such as Quality, Safety, Delivery (supplier-to-station and shipping to customers), Materials Control, Human Development, Work-cell station-to-station, and Finance. Study and follow the instructions in Now & Then; they provide the means to see your problems clearly, eliminate the root of the problem, and sustain these positive changes for the long term.

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Leonard Sloat has Consulted for the Commercial and Public Sectors, within the United States, Canada, and Europe. As Consultant, he has engaged and supported Lean transformation within the Red River Army Depot, the Anniston Army Depot, Snap-on Corporation, General Dynamics, MTD Products, among others. His knowledge of the System for Business Success has given clients the tools to successfully identify and eliminate problems, and to additionally sustain elimination. His hands-on experience has led to over 650 Problem-Solving/Corrective-Action teams. His productivity improvement applied to training, coaching, and mentoring small businesses and major corporations. Process improvements attacked Waste and Non-Value Add time associated with every disruptive problem delaying the Value-Add time expected. Problem-Solving, identifying a problem based on Facts-and-Data, and performing Corrective-Action to eliminate the problem and sustain its elimination. Both Administrative and Manufacturing have been instrumental in understanding the tools of how to incorporate a positive and meaningful system to directly address process improvements within all aspects of their business. Companies learn the tools of Process-Improvement and their major impact on Quality, Safety, Cost/Productivity, Delivery, and Human Development for each Sector. Every client’s CEO in the Commercial, and every Commander in the Public sector lead the charge for bottom line improvement in every department throughout administration or manufacturing. Additionally, Sloat has held senior management positions in Engineering, Quality Assurance, Materials Management, and General Manager within division sites of HON Industries.


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