Seriously, It Is Time To Plan

Friday, 13 March 2020 by Shon Isenhour
After the latest round of speaking engagements, conferences, and workshops where I have had the opportunity to poll the audience, I’m more sure than ever that we are leaving huge opportunities untapped in manufacturing. It is time for planners to plan and schedules to be executed. Planning helps a facility from multiple angles. If you need more uptime then planning gets the required work done...

Staying Safe During the Summer Heat

Friday, 21 June 2019 by Ashley Larrimore

Today is the FIRST day of summer! During increased heat and humidity in many places, following these simple summer safety recommendations can help you ensure 

Distance, Direction, & Motivation: Win the Training Resource War the Army Way

Thursday, 12 July 2018 by Bill Leahy

 

At the beginning of every reliability course I poll my students. My favorite prompt, borrowed from Darrin Wikoff, is “In a word, capture the greatest constraint to achieving reliability?”. We go around the room and note each response onto a flipchart and add chicken scratches for duplicate answers. Over time I have found it typically looks like Figure 1. Thirteen out of eighteen responses...
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