Resistance is experienced in most teams as they struggle with the concept of change.
“The New New Thing” is out there waiting to be developed, deployed, and utilized. And Microsoft isn’t waiting to stumble upon it.
Production in general doesn’t know the value of using reliability tools, such as root cause analysis, as a business tool to gain consistent high productivity.
We all know that innovation is messy, unpredictable, full of unknowns, and risky.
Next-gen ERP products allow organizations to quickly create new processes, reconfigure and tweak existing processes, as well as add additional functionality that they may already have but need to configure.
There has been an emergence of a new type of education, or rather a new format; the concept of Technical Education High Schools.
Businesses are beginning to hire experts and mid-level leadership again, but they are cautious in their selections. It is a challenge to dig beyond what a person knows to decipher what a person can do.
Everyone has a million dollar idea, but only a select few have the gusto to see the project through, to success or failure.
Quite a bit more damaging than a few lost plastic houses, fraud in manufacturing companies seems to be becoming more and more common.
Young people need to know that a career in manufacturing has great future potential.
Handbooks have morphed into a bureaucratic tool to control employee behavior, which eventually takes away the autonomy of the supervisor and the worker.
Why rush to fix the machine when you’ve got a downstream operator with a ball-peen hammer?
Getting a chance to see industry leaders take the stage and brag about what they do best is a great way for me to really see the passion, business intelligence, and talent that drives these developments.
It’s a tricky time for China, as its previous strategy of pushing hard on the gas pedal to grow GDP at any cost won’t work any longer.
A new kind of business mobility has emerged in today’s high-tech business environment, and it differs greatly from the traditional definition of the concept.
The U.S. can create jobs, reduce dependence on foreign resources, and improve national security by encouraging the domestic production of rare earths.
Lean principles are more than just words in a business textbook or CEO speak. They are common sense ways to increase productivity, quality, and consistency.
Companies that require rare earth elements have begun to shift operations from China to other countries to gain less expensive access.
Until the rules that govern the economy fundamentally change, and we make it more profitable to make money with manufacturing, we will not see innovation dig us out of this hole.
Enforcing a one-size-fits-all approach for all students will probably not work for many schools, and proponents of STEM learning should ready with a plan B alternative.