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Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

In your company how often are you thinking about "What happens next?" Championing this one thought could significantly improve your efficiency, communication, teamwork, and best of all, profits. How? Let's explore the notion of "What…
Next year is here

Next Year Is Here

Next year is here. Finally. That dumpster fire that was 2020 has been sent packing. Good riddance I say. A shiny new year is upon us. Three cheers for 2021! But hold on. Was has changed other than one number on the date? If…
Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Is production scheduling your constant struggle? You know, the ability to accurately plan, predict, and produce the orders in-house on a scheduled timetable? For many shops in the industry, the thought of an accurate production schedule…
Sales is the Lifeblood of Your Business

Shop Improvement Series: Sales is the Lifeblood of Your Business

Lately, I've been trying to avoid Facebook as much as I can. I'm not sure if you have noticed or not, but I don't comment or post as frequently in the groups as I used to. Not that I don't value the "fun" that Facebook brings, but frankly I…