Do you Understand your MRO Inventory and Maintenance Cost?

Do you Understand your MRO Inventory and Maintenance Cost?

You do not work in the maintenance department or in purchasing. Why would you care about MRO inventory and maintenance costs? If you lead a manufacturing automation project implementation, you...

Posted May 14, 2019

How to Develop a Winning Business Case for Manufacturing Capital Requests

How to Develop a Winning Business Case for Manufacturing Capital Requests

You know that your company needs to explore automation. You have identified process opportunities that are ripe for an automation project. Your company wants to hear more about how automation...

Posted May 14, 2019

4 Things to Consider when Selecting an Automation Integrator

4 Things to Consider when Selecting an Automation Integrator

Manufacturing automation implementation is a complex and extended project.  It requires coordination and focused management. There is a difference between the installation of automation...

Posted May 14, 2019

Strategies for Effective Automation Project Execution

Strategies for Effective Automation Project Execution

Most projects, including automation implementation, consist of several phases. Elements of a project life cycle include defining, planning, executing and delivering.  Management of the project...

Posted May 14, 2019

Avoiding Automation Project Scope Creep

Avoiding Automation Project Scope Creep

Your company has decided to approve your manufacturing automation project. This is fantastic news, right? Now, you find yourself responsible for defining the Scope of Work (SOW). What’s the...

Posted May 14, 2019

Standardize, Improve, Automate

Standardize, Improve, Automate

Your company has decided to add automation to one of your most critical processes.  What is the reason for the investment? Most companies automate a process to improve results through labor...

Posted May 14, 2019

Tired of Losing Sleep Over Your Company’s Biggest Challenges? An Introduction to the Benefits of Adding an ATE

Tired of Losing Sleep Over Your Company’s Biggest Challenges? An Introduction to the Benefits of Adding an ATE

What if I told you any organization of any size in any industry could use an “Adjutant Transitory Executive” (ATE) right now?  Would you recognize your organization’s...

Posted January 02, 2019

How to Develop a Daily Gap Analysis Manufacturing Process

How to Develop a Daily Gap Analysis Manufacturing Process

 A few days ago, I described five reasons why daily gap analysis thinking was critical to manufacturing process improvement.  You can find that article on my website by clicking here. I...

Posted October 22, 2018

Five Reasons Daily Gap Analysis Thinking Is Critical to Manufacturing Performance Improvement

Five Reasons Daily Gap Analysis Thinking Is Critical to Manufacturing Performance Improvement

Stop for one minute.  I’m serious.  Slow down and take a minute to assess where your mind is right now.  Do you feel that you have a solid understanding of the issues that need...

Posted October 12, 2018

Dear Operational Leader, “Why should I Work for this Company?”

Dear Operational Leader, “Why should I Work for this Company?”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released unemployment data for August 2018 which noted that 6.2 million people who have actively searched for work are unemployed. How does one find a job...

Posted September 20, 2018

Successful Leadership Habits that Take Less Than 8 Seconds

Successful Leadership Habits that Take Less Than 8 Seconds

During my business startup, I worked with a very knowledgeable marketing consultant who was communicating the importance of our website’s initial landing page. She was talking specifics, and one...

Posted September 20, 2018

Three Reasons Interim Executives Can Save Your Employee’s Loyalty

Three Reasons Interim Executives Can Save Your Employee’s Loyalty

Executive leadership changes can happen for many reasons. Some organizations like to move recently promoted executives through a similar training path in the same business unit as they build a...

Posted September 13, 2018

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