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Category Archives: The fight for quality
Here’s the question: Wouldn’t it be great if there were no more digital or printed reports to tell us what happened in the past? I know. We need financial data for comparison, and to a degree – for planning. But … Continue reading
The need for real time information From sports car to aircraft to super tanker, successful operation depends upon the pilot’s understanding and urgent timely use of a dashboard. Real time information is critical to real time decision-making, and increasingly in … Continue reading
[wdm_image_effects effect=”no_effect” animation=”flipInX” shape=”no_shape” color=”#000″ social=”” title=”Efficiency” description=”Efficiency-2″ id=”3485″ show=”hover” counter=”0″ size=”large”/] There is more money lost in businesses today from inefficient processes than any other single area. Yet this is not a place where most managers feel comfortable deconstructing … Continue reading
How do you teach your work force that mistakes are OK as long as they learn and don’t repeat them? By being a visible example. A friend and fellow CEO states that he publishes each of his mistakes in his … Continue reading
Over fifty years ago, I was CEO of a record manufacturing company in Hollywood. We were the only such facility on the West coast to provide and control the entire process from studio, through finished vinyl record pressings in the … Continue reading
An executive’s job is not easy, nor is there much time in a typical day for outreach of any kind. Especially in a growing company, the CEO is drawn into daily process issues by all of his or her direct … Continue reading
Getting any product to market is an act composed of a series of compromises in quality, product perfection, feature-functionality, and cost effectiveness. If every development engineer could control the release date of the component or product for which s/he is … Continue reading
There is a life cycle for any product, and it is much shorter on average today than five years ago, especially in the technology world. Companies that are successful with their first product must begin thinking about the costs of … Continue reading
When a new CEO or manager is hired into a company, for a while lots of energy flows from the top and new ideas seem to be generated daily. It is one reason not to fear the unknown when upper … Continue reading
There is more money lost in businesses today from inefficient processes than any other single area. Yet this is not a place where most managers feel comfortable deconstructing and rebuilding. Somewhere out there is a consultant or future employee (or … Continue reading