The Real Reason Manufacturing Jobs Are Disappearing

The Real Reason Manufacturing Jobs Are Disappearing

With a masters certificate in project management, country manager for UPS Mexico/”cross-border trade specialist” Augie Picado, gives us a thorough reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs. This TED arose out of his need to tackle all the rhetoric…

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

While it’s no new revelation that corporate transformations still have a miserable success rate, even though scholars and consultants have significantly improved our understanding of how they work… HBR dives deeper into this problem and starts with reaffirming the fact, by revealing the latest study findings, which consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop – either…

Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Harvard Business Review contends that organizations world-wide are lacking in one key department – a crucial obstacle to their success: Leadership Development. According to the findings of relative research done by the Corporate Executive Board, the problem isn’t a lack of internal talent perse, but rather there are other identifiable predictors – curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. That said, whilst…

Some Famously Efficient Japanese Manufacturers Are Now Lying to Compete

Some Famously Efficient Japanese Manufacturers Are Now Lying to Compete

Bloomberg means that Kobe Steel’s scandal over fake quality data is just the latest example of how some competition-pressed Japanese manufacturers are bending the “rules”, and of how desperate these companies have become to stay ahead of Chinese and other foreign competitors. As a fact, an increasing number of companies in China, South Korea, and elsewhere have…

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – October 2017

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – October 2017

  Issue: 2017-10 October 2017 Founder’s Corner Innovation Vs. Transformation by Joseph Paris   If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate.  If you want your business to have a chance of thriving, you need transformation.  Certainly, either innovation or transformation are no guarantees of success – but the lack of both…

Control Lubrication; Prevent Failure

Control Lubrication; Prevent Failure

An Old School Approach to Machine Failure Wins New Converts Lubrication-related equipment failure is a problem that plagues industrial facilities of all sizes and stripes. By some estimates, it causes as much a $1 trillion a year in reactive maintenance, unplanned downtime and lost productivity across the U.S. As we’ll see in a moment, failure…