Training Within Industry's Job Instruction provides a method for assuring that Standard Work processes are operationalized into the everyday employee work interactions. Supervisor's are taught how to teach their area's jobs so that the workers can efficiently and predictably execute the work while practicing 5S work habits.
- America was the global manufacturing leader.
- Process & Productivity were paramount.
- Social technologies are defocusing.
- We need to apply process thinking to information and innovation.
Necessity is the mother of Invention. – Anonymous.
I have always struggled with note-taking. Since college, I've been using the paper method for taking notes and have a 'method' for identifying different types of notes, e.g. actions, questions, ideas, etc. But the thing that has always alluded me is 'how to capture the actions in notes' and make sure I do them and not forget.
In 1987, at the University of Nebraska, my engineering career had its beginning. As a celebration of that moment (and after I had gotten a job - which is important), I bought my first new car, a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe. Perhaps because I just graduated from engineering school, I kept a mileage log, carefully recording every mile each time I filled up with gas. And then I got married, had two kids. Guess what happened to the Camaro when the first child came into our lives? Life got busy, and the mileage log was left behin
There are many factors in deciding an organization’s success or failure. Many are outside of their control, e.g. significant economic changes or catastrophic weather events. However, many factors are certainly within an organizations’ control, e.g. selecting and operationalizing a successful strategy, hiring and developing the right people, and defining and executing their work efficiently and effectively. In fact, the better the organization operates, the less the external factors affect it.
According to Nationwide Insurance, automotive crashes cost society $230 Billion each year.
The No.1 source of driver inattention is use of a wireless device. Driving while distracted is a factor in 25 percent of police reported crashes. Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. 
How many times have your found yourself driving and suddenly remembered that you needed to do something? What do you do?
Throughout the novel the author uses subtle devices to help Alex reach cathartic moments to breakthrough seemingly insurmountable roadblocks.
Few books find an audience in their initial printing and even fewer get a first revision. Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s novel “The Goal” is well into its 3rd revision and has sold over 2 million copies.
Harley Davidson has lost its focus on quality as evidenced by our most recent bike trip and by dozens of others expressing their opinions about HD motorcycles. That hasn't seemed to impact HD's business momentum in large part due to the success of their marketing strategy and brand image. But will it be enough? I know I won't ever own a Harley, at least not until they clean up their quality issues.
I've had enough, I'm divorcing my e-mail notifications. You get them from your computer, you get them on your phone, everytime I start my browser (and if you have your homepage set to one of those 'I can solve all of your problems just join my website' services), there it is, the notification staring at me, expecting me to do something about it.
- Small business is hard. How do you know you're prepared to be a small business owner, and how do you create a better stronger business?
- Make sure you are on the right path. Are you executing your passions? Is it easy to dedicate time to it? Do you have a plan? Do you believe in yourself and your vision?
- Build a system for success. Create a vision of the future. Build a repeatable system and execute well. Instrument for success. Improve what doesn't meet expectations. Maintain momentum.
Microsoft Outlook Add-In
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