Archive for November, 2012

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Nov

PRICING TO WIN

This week’s Issue | 26/11/2012 I am constantly amazed at the speed of technology evolution.  This week I needed to update some technologies in gadget manner ... but was amazed just how fast some things had changed in just a few short years.  This is prompting a major re-do plan for the gadget manner. An emerging technology that I have been watching for the past couple of years is 3D printing.  It is now affordable and would make for a great

19
Nov

5 FEET IS 2.5 SECONDS !!

This week’s Issue | 19/11/2012 A chance circumstance enabled me to meet and chat with one of the greatest Leaders I had the privilege of working for.  For many years Bill Hetherington was the President of Rockwell Automation | Allen-Bradley Canada.  He guided us through both the good and turbulent times all the time building a stronger team.  We were fortunate to have great numbers compared to other business units in terms of Market Share and profitability.  Now in his

12
Nov

DELTA FLIGHT 15

This week’s Issue | 11/11/2012 On Wednesday morning some folks woke up happy while others sad ... but all woke up knowing that they could express their opinion without persecution.  It seem appropriate that we take time to express our gratitude and appreciation for those that have given the ultimate gift to insure that we can live in a safe environment where we are able to express our opinions and live where dreams can truly become reality. So in respect for

04
Nov

TOC

This week’s Issue | 05/11/2012 Automotive News announced the winningest dealership this week a Jaguar Dealer in Texas.  Sounds like the new owners brought this dealership from the brink of bankruptcy by focusing on the key pillar of Lean  ... respect for People.  Although they do not mention the word “Lean” ... all you practitioners should recognize some of the symptoms; • Employees are part of the family ... hence they become Team Members • Processes for everything • GM & Owner conduct “Gemba”