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Current Quarter:  Q2-2018


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For the week of:  May 14, 2018


April 11/18

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Sometimes the Squeaky Wheel Doesn't Get the Grease


Sometimes Data alone is just not enough. 


You need to take a stand.


Check out this story about a site where our supervisor made a stand in order to get the support he needed to fix the root cause.  


A 100% reduction, that's Impact!

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World Class Manufacturers Don't Rely on Opinion

Opinion is dangerous.  Opinion leads to non value add activities.  It leads to waste and wasteful activity.  It leaves the facility vulnerable to quality problems putting the people and process at risk of an un-managed event.  


I was visiting a plant this week that was struggling to consistently meet its quality spec.  When we talked about their investigation process it became obvious that opinion not data was driving their decision making.   


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Can you Outsource 6 Pack Abs?

If you could outsource 6 pack abs, would you?


Seriously if you get someone to do your sit-ups for you.


Eat the right food for you, wake up at 5 AM and run 7 miles for you and you got to keep the Abs that eventually appeared under your shirt, would you do it?

I think most people would, as illustrated by the quick fix billion dollar Protein shake, home gym markets.  


The problem is these promises of easy Abs don't work without serious long term behavior change.


What does this have to do with Parts Manufacturers?  


Well many plants try to address problems with shiny new objects, short term solutions that don't address the real root cause.  


In most cases it's behavior change that needs to happen, not the latest  Widget.


What behavior change am i talking about?  Data Driven decision making.  


Its about managing the lead metrics that influence the result you are looking to change.  

True Plan-Do-Check-Act process management, where data and analytics are used to control the process and identify continual improvement.  


Can you outsource 6-pack abs?  No.


But you can outsource the non-core processes that are impacting your OEE and introducing waste and wasteful activity to your manufacturing process.  


We would love to show you how.


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How much Reactive Maintenance is Too Much?

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The Skills Gap is hurting your OEE and profitability.

The Skills Gap is hurting your OEE and profitability.  


The competition for skilled trades and maintenance staff is fierce in manufacturing plants today.  


And that shortage in available skills requires plants to re-think how they are allocating these limited resources.


Limited resources leads to more reactive maintenance, hurts plant efficiency and drives costs up.  

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Trust but Verify....because without data trust is just an opinion

Trust but Verify, because without data, trust is just an opinion


In the mid 80's when working to reduce tensions during the Cold War, Ronald Reagan famously coined the phrase "Trust but Verify"


Its often referenced when outcome is essential and matters more than the relationship itself


How does this relate to manufacturing?

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How to get from good to great!

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Crazy Busy, or Productive Busy? And how do you move from one to the other?

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Focus on Executing the Process, Because Focusing on one result alone can miss the point

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You Know, Sometimes you really should sweat the small stuff

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