Visual management for customers

Ikea is a world-famous chain of furniture stores. Of Swedish origin, one of the biggest challenges of its expansion has been its ability to simplify its processes and documentation in order to standardize products. This is successful, since the pictured instructions are now a standard. I would like to come back today…

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Grow or multiply?

I participated from October 8th to 11th, 2012 to the first International co-operatives’ summit in Quebec City. Bringing together 2800 participants from 91 countries on the theme “The Amazing power of cooperatives”, it has been the occasion for conferences, forums and roundtables on the economic stakes of cooperatives. In this…

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Highlights of the culture of co-ops

As you will read in my first article, co-ops share common values with lean. Beyond values, an organization must be efficient and generate income to live. The International Co-operative Summit dealt primarily with the economic issues of co-ops. In particular, many new studies have been presented. In this second article,…

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The amazing power of co-ops

The first International Co-operative Summit was held from October 8 to 11, 2012 in Quebec City. Bringing together 2800 participants from 91 countries on the theme “The Amazing power of cooperatives”, it has been the occasion for conferences, forums and roundtables on the economic stakes of cooperatives. With more than…

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