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Congratulations to Kash Gokli – 2016 LMA Advocate

August 23rd, 2016
LMA Advocate. LMA Consulting Group, Harvey Mudd

Kash Gokli, Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering, is presented the 2016 LMA Advocate Award for his contributions to support supply chain, manufacturing and engineering.

We are thrilled to announce that Kash Gokli, professor of manufacturing and engineering management, and the Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering, has been recognized with the 2016 LMA Advocate Award!

We would not be successful if it wasn’t for the support and expertise of our LMA Advocates. These folks have gone over and beyond and contributed significantly to LMA Consulting’s success — and, more importantly the significant positive impact we’ve been able to make with our clients.

Kash and I have partnered together over the last few years to create and host the Harvey Mudd Executive Roundtables. Together, we have created a valuable community of top notch CEOs and senior leaders that meet to learn, discuss and debate timely topics for business success. Kash also gives freely of his time supporting our APICS-IE supply chain, manufacturing and distribution association chapter with presentations and serving as a valuable resource for members. Kash and I also have the opportunity to collaborate on client success since part of his focus at Harvey Mudd is to partner with students and manufacturers to help develop new products and design machinery and process improvements.

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Thanks to my LMA Advocate Awardees


Top Tips to Ensure Execution Success

March 7th, 2016
project execution

Project execution is an uphill battle. Ensure success by devising a blueprint from executive commitment to follow up.

  • Executive commitment – start with executive commitment. Otherwise, you might as well hang up your hat, as it is really unlikely to succeed. Provide a compelling case to senior leaders on why your particular initiative should be pursued. Put your energy here before anything else!
  • Choose your initiative leader carefully – since leaders make or break success, it is important to choose carefully. Find a leader who is willing to go the extra mile to keep executives up-to-speed, and one who will share success and accept blame. A good leader will create success; whereas a so-so leader can kill even the best of teams.
  • Explain the why behind the initiative – team commitment will also make or break success, especially as team members have multiple conflicts on a daily basis. Make sure your team understands why the initiative matters.
  • Develop a plan – even the best of teams will fail if they don’t have a well-thought out plan. Make sure you look at the critical path, assign task owners and understand sequencing.
  • Follow up – last but not least, follow-up. Check in with team members. Find out what issues might occur. Ask about them. Find out how you can help avoid potential pitfalls. Don’t leave it to chance; follow-up!

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