Archive | October, 2011

Lessons From on Top of the World

At the PTDA Summit in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hearing Alison Levine give the keynote address. Alison is an adventurer and mountaineer even though she has a medical condition that makes it even more life-threatening to climb extreme elevations. She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as […]

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Strategic Process Design in Manufacturing Systems

There are three important things that need to be considered by industrial management, when designing a strategic process in a manufacturing system. That is the strategy in response to consumer demand, manufacturing process design strategy, and strategy in manufacturing planning and control systems. Strategies in response to consumer demand defines how a company’s manufacturing industry will respond […]

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PLM and Strategic Technologies for 2012

We are in the Q4 of 2011. It is a traditional time start thinking about what is going to happen in 2012. I was reading Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technologies for 2012 published after Gartner’s ITxpo 2011 Symposium last week in Orlando. What is strategic technology according to Gartner: What’s a “strategic technology”? The short version is […]

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Lean Quote: Praise the Behavior Not the Person

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Lean Quote: Success Means Having Determination

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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