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Kaizens & the Importance of Metrics

November 23, 2017 My colleague and I led a Kaizen workshop on metrics last week with a process manufacturing client.  It is always interesting to brainstorm which metrics are the most relevant in tracking a company's success.  They are NOT always the same.  Companies are in different industries; they [...]

Are You Able to be Resilient in Your Decision Making?

As we kick off our new series “The Resilient Supply Chain”, we are thinking about all the aspects of resiliency.  It is overwhelming as to the volatility of almost every aspect of the end-to-end supply chain. Just in the last month, there have been many events/ factors that have [...]

Cherry Blossoms & The Value of Time

I was in DC this week for a conference. My theme last week was on continuous learning, and I put that into practice this week. Walked away with several ideas. It just so happens to be in "cherry season" in DC (see below). This is what got me thinking [...]

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Why Doing It Right the First Time is NOT Always Right

Published January 23, 2015 We commonly hear the phrase "Do it right the first time". Of course, generally speaking, who wouldn't want to do that? Waste is bad. However, I've found that there is a time when doing it right the first time is NOT the path to success [...]

Production Scheduling

The fun of production scheduling is also the most important aspect, managing competing priorities and variables to find the best overall solution.Production scheduling has been a part of my expertise since my post-college days at Coca-Cola Enterprises. It has been a part of every job I've held (whether directly [...]

Big Data & The Supply Chain

Big data is now central to supply chain management.As much as I rarely jump on the latest buzzword bandwagons (as I find them to be a waste of time), big data is an important emerging topic in supply chain. The amount of data continues to grow - we are [...]

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