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What Will Shop Floor Control and Visibility Mean for You?

Many manufacturing software companies claim they offer visibility and control, but gaps in their functionality can leave an unsuspecting customer scrambling to fill the holes. 558 more words


Expert Interview - Process Improvement Through Lean Six Sigma

For this month’s Expert Interview I sat down with Angelo Nicosia, Dade Paper’s Corporate Process Improvement Manager. In addition to managing several of the company’s financial functions, Angelo is an expert at developing and implementing cost and efficiency improvements. 758 more words

How does a CTO Spend Time?

I’ve recently realized that I’ve been drawing a similar pie graph several times recently, explaining how I spend my time as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a small business.   83 more words


Getting a program done sooner - Part 1 (the wrong way)

In my career, on more than one occasion, I have found myself in a situation where someone wanted me to complete my work sooner than expected.   1,041 more words


Lean or Six Sigma in Service Organizations: What is the challenge?

Although Lean and Six Sigma has its roots and success in manufacturing, many service organizations are trying their hand at the process improvement methodology. As we speak with clients in various industries, it is obvious that this will not be a journey easily navigated. 348 more words

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Improve Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here’s What Happened

In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.

No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team), Brailsford was asked to change that. 856 more words


All Together Now – Harmonize KPIs as a First Step Toward Alignment

I’m fortunate that I have the opportunity to work with a number of prominent companies that are working to improve their supply chain operations and increase operational efficiency.  606 more words

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