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From ISO 9001 to IATF 16949As consultants with expertise in ISO 9001 quality management systems, we are often asked how best to transition to IATF 16949. For suppliers, certification according to IATF 16949:2016 is an important prerequisite to participate in the...

From ISO 9001 to IATF 16949

From ISO 9001 to IATF 16949

From ISO 9001 to IATF 16949As consultants with expertise in ISO 9001 quality management systems, we are often asked how best to transition to IATF 16949. For suppliers, certification according to IATF 16949:2016 is an important prerequisite to participate in the...

Improving focus: Initial results from our survey

Improving focus: Initial results from our survey

Improvement in focus: Initial results from our research Every year, organizations invest hundreds of millions, if not billions, in optimizing their operations. These efforts vary widely; from launching small-scale lean or agile projects to developing sophisticated...

Deepfake deception: The double side of deepfakes

Deepfake deception: The double side of deepfakes

Deepfake Detection: The double side of deepfakes A recent shocking incident has impressively revealed the dark side of artificial intelligence and deepfake technology. In this disturbing event involving a financial employee in Hong Kong, he thought he was speaking to...

The benefits of Blended Learning

The benefits of Blended Learning

The benefits of Blended Learning At Symbol, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to make learning more accessible and effective for professionals worldwide. We are proud to introduce our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training now in a Blended Learning format...

The application of AI in Lean Six Sigma projects

The application of AI in Lean Six Sigma projects

The application of AI in Lean Six Sigma projects Lean Six Sigma has been used for decades to improve processes, with the goal of shorter lead times, better quality and lower operating costs. Companies and organizations around the world apply this method in solving...

The Lean Experience Center has been revamped

The Lean Experience Center has been revamped

The Lean Experience Center has undergone a renewal We are excited to announce that our Lean Experience Center (LEC) has undergone an exciting transformation! After months of hard work and dedication, our center is now an even more powerful learning environment. Why...

Operational Management: the key to success in SME acquisitions

Operational Management: the key to success in SME acquisitions

Operational Management: The key to success in SME acquisitions What is often overlooked in business acquisitions in larger SMEs is the maturity of the day-to-day operational processes at the new investment. Perhaps not sexy or intellectually challenging, but in...

15 percent discount

15 percent discount

Symbol marks its 15th anniversary: Get now 15% discount on all courses In honor of our 15-year anniversary, we are offering you an exclusive opportunity to receive a 15% discount on any course registration Use the code 15years in the comments box and invest in your...

Navigating workforce shortages: How Lean can strengthen work force

Navigating workforce shortages: How Lean can strengthen work force

Labor shortages on the radar? Don’t panic! Learn how you can use a touch of Lean magic to optimize your current workforce and keep your operations running at full capacity. Dive into this article for smart steps and proven methods to address the challenges of labor market shortage without compromising on quality. Discover how to make your team and company shine, even in challenging times. Ready to take up the gauntlet? Read on!

Study Trip Japan 2023

Study Trip Japan 2023

Japan is a country known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes and fascinating culture. It is also a country that embraces innovation and is at the forefront of technological developments.
The Symbol Japan trip was an interesting travel experience that allowed participants to explore the splendor and culture of Japan. This unique trip brought people together to explore some of the country’s most iconic sights, attend traditional ceremonies and better understand Japan’s corporate culture.
The world is changing at a rapid pace, how is Japan dealing with the new industry?

KSC Conference 2023

KSC Conference 2023

KSC Conference: an event dedicated to innovation, collaboration and the future of manufacturing. Discover the latest developments and challenges within manufacturing, with the participation of ASML, Thermo Fischer, Mitutoyo, Jingdiao and Symbol as expert partners. Learn about collaboration, defectivity in machines, application of AI and discover how Symbol can help implement AI in your manufacturing process. Visit us to learn more about Industry 4.0.

Consultancy Day: Visual Management

Consultancy Day: Visual Management

&nbspAt Symbol, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our consulting skills and share valuable knowledge. We recently had an exciting consultancy day at Visual Workplace BV in Wijchen, where we focused on Visual Management, also known as ‘Visual Workplace’. It was another inspiring and insightful experience,
Read on and discover how visual tools and methodologies increase our effectiveness and contribute to improvements.

More than 100 solar panels

More than 100 solar panels

We also recently had solar panels installed on the roof of our Amersfoort facility. Together with our facility in Enschede, we have a total of more than 100 solar panels! Read on to find out what our vision of sustainability is.

The future of process optimization

The future of process optimization

The future of process optimization:AI & Lean Six SigmaArtificial intelligence, or Artifical Intelligence (AI), has dramatically changed the way companies work and innovate. At the same time, Lean Six Sigma remains a popular methodology for process optimization and...

5 ways to improve your daily work routine

5 ways to improve your daily work routine

5 ways to improve your daily work routine continuously improve If several small improvements are visible each week, it creates a constant sense of success. This sense of success motivates the team, making it easy to create a culture of improvement. Continuous...

Digitizing continuous improvement: here’s how Symbol tackles it

Digitizing continuous improvement: here’s how Symbol tackles it

At Symbol, we believe it is always and everywhere possible to do things differently and better. Even in the best-performing companies and organizations, there are opportunities for improvement.Based on that vision, among other things, we assist clients in developing...

One picture says more than a thousand words

One picture says more than a thousand words

3 reasons to make work instructions (along with Symbol) visual...With transformer stations, energy storage systems, electric car charging stations and a diversity of other products and services, Alfen is the focal point and connecting factor in the power grid. For...

Are you a Lean Manager?

Are you a Lean Manager?

Our experienced trainer and consultant, Master Black Belt, Thom Luijben, talks about the Lean Manager in this blog. Let me not start with doodlers like "the road is more important than the goal" but really try to give some direction on that. In fact, on April 6, I am...

A good project has only one improvement goal

A good project has only one improvement goal

Our experienced trainer and consultant, Master Black Belt, Joris van Solt discusses ten relevant criteria for a good project in a series of blogs. In any case, the advice to participants in our Lean Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Black Belt and Lean Six...

A good project has a small scope

A good project has a small scope

Our experienced trainer and consultant, Master Black Belt, Joris van Solt discusses ten relevant criteria for a good project in a series of blogs. In any case, the advice to participants in our Lean Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Black Belt and Lean Six...

In a good project, there is priority

In a good project, there is priority

Our experienced trainer and consultant, Master Black Belt, Joris van Solt discusses ten relevant criteria for a good project in a series of blogs. In any case, the advice to participants in our Lean Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Black Belt and Lean Six...

A good improvement project improves an important problem?

A good improvement project improves an important problem?

Our experienced trainer and consultant, Master Black Belt, Joris van Solt discusses ten relevant criteria for a good project in a series of blogs. In any case, the advice to participants in our Lean and Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt training courses is to...

Commonly seen: incorrect wait time calculations in the VSM

Commonly seen: incorrect wait time calculations in the VSM

In this blog, our Master Black Belt trainer and consultant Thom Luijben discusses waiting time calculation in a Value Stream Map (VSM). A bottleneck in your process can have significant impact on wait time. Thom charges you how this works. Let me just start by...

SME Training Voucher

SME Training Voucher

From Feb. 10, 2021, the province of Overijssel will again make innovation and training vouchers available. For individuals, the training voucher amounts to max. € 1,500 and for an in-company trajectory it amounts to max. € 15.000,. Who exactly is this SME voucher...

Continue schools. Make use of the OOM crisis package 2.0

Continue schools. Make use of the OOM crisis package 2.0

Are you working in the metal sector? Then there is good news! Because during this special time, you can take advantage of additional compensation for training and development. Because, especially in these times, it is important to continue to invest in the training of...

Working as a young professional, what does that entail?

Working as a young professional, what does that entail?

Symbol likes to invest in new talents. That's why you will meet several young professionals in our office who are at the start of their careers. One of them is Judith Varenhorst. Because our young professionals are frequently asked what their jobs are all about,...

Young professional at work at Mogema: a success story

Young professional at work at Mogema: a success story

Annually, Symbol selects five junior consultants who use Symbol Academy to boost their starting careers. These young professionals take training courses to develop themselves, are mentored by a lead consultant and get to work in practice.So does Mathijs Rietveld, who...

Labour market training grant scheme COVID-19 Fryslân

Labour market training grant scheme COVID-19 Fryslân

In Friesland, a grant can be obtained for training employees. Do you work in Friesland or is your organization based there? Then this may be an interesting scheme for you! In Friesland, a special grant is available for organizations that, despite these tough economic...

Symbol is Minitab Gold Partner

Symbol is Minitab Gold Partner

Minitab is the leading provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Minitab Statistical Software and many more students worldwide have used Minitab to learn statistics than any other...

SCRUM methodology: “Rocket science” or common sense

SCRUM methodology: “Rocket science” or common sense

Many have heard about SCRUM. In fact, in a number of organizations, it is being used successfully. But what does SCRUM really mean and in what ways can it be employed? SCRUM is a very flexible but effective tool for product development. The SCRUM methodology can be...