Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy: Get on that Lean-thinking Hat


Posted by: meikah | 20 January 2010 | 8:53 pm

During the NRF 99th Annual Convention & Expo, Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy shared 10 essential management lessons.

On Number 6, Leahy talked about connecting together people, process, and system. This is what organizations often fail to do.

And on Number 7, he encourages everyone to employ Lean thinking to address bottlenecks and fix the disconnects in productivity.

Read the 10 lessons here.

Filed under: Lean, Productivity, Six Sigma, Tesco

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Tesco Goes Green Through Six Sigma


Posted by: meikah | 15 May 2008 | 1:04 am

Tesco and Six SigmaComputerWorld UK reports that Tesco, UK’s retail giant, reducing its carbon footprint to help preserve the environment.

Speaking before GreenIT 08 Conference in London, Mike Yorwerth, the company’s group technical director, shared that Tesco will be cutting down on its IT energy consumption. Among Tesco’s operations, it is the IT that consumes about 75% energy. This energy powers its shops through tills, servers, TVs and PDAs.

Yorwerth admitted that it might be difficult to manage that, but he was confident that with the help of Six Sigma and the coopeartion of its IT people, they could do it.

The supermarket giant has applied a Six Sigma-type methodology to greening its IT, which comprises of defining, measuring, analysing, improving and control. This has resulted in a series of initiatives that can have a major impact on the organisation’s environmental footprint, as well as longer term strategic planning, Yorwerth explained.

For instance, Tesco has 30,000 tills in the UK that traditionally have been left on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company has stared switching off unused tills overnight.

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Filed under: Retail, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations, Sustainable Business, Tesco

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