There is a reputation that original Chinese manufacturers produce cheap poor quality products that are knock-offs of Western products. This has been the case and as long as there is a demand for such products, it will continue, but, there is an increasing trend in the number of products designed and manufactured by Chinese companies that … Read moreUp & Coming Chinese Capital Goods Manufacturers
Continuous Improvement is a way of life, and that is how it should be. We are challenged to continually do more with less, whilst making sure that we “focus on what can improve the bottom line!” So the challenge is clear Make sure that what we do affects the bottom line in a positive way … Read moreGood Enough Really Can Be Good Enough!
It is quite a normal process for Original Manufacturers (OEMs) to have people from their own company or contract third parties to visit and audit overseas suppliers to verify the quality of the products or services that they are producing for them. This is particularly well known in China and should be no surprise to any … Read moreTurn Suppler Quality On Its Head
Agile was created in the software development World where developers need to be able to react quickly to changing requirements. It’s primary measure was to delivery of working software in this environment. Due to the success that it has achieved, other projects such as Mechanical or Electrical designs have tried to adopt the practices such … Read moreWhat Is Agile And How Can It Be Applied To Non-Software Projects
Recently, I realised that there was a gap between adoption of digital tools to assist with improving productivity & quality and the ability to identify and implement the suitable solutions. As a result, I decided to halt full-time employment so that I could concentrate on my doppioclick business. The question I had to answer was … Read moreKPIs And Dashboards 4 U
I have spoken about Quality philosophies previously and have stated how important it is to apply the correct methodology and to not become a slave to any. In this article, I am going to introduce you to my friend Bob and how the use of the essentials of Six Sigma helped him many years ago. … Read moreMy Friend Bob’s Yield Challenges
Despite the fact that the average British worker has amongst the longest working hours the UK continues to fall behind much of the Western World in terms of productivity. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the greatest contributor to the UK’s poor productivity. Lower corporate and public investment in equipment and people than in the past … Read moreBust Your Productivity Challenges Wide Open!
When I first heard of a dashboard when used outside of what I have in my car, I could not understand why this would or could be such a useful tool. The first dashboard that I was introduced to was related to New Product Introduction and I did not have a vote in my choice … Read moreDashboards – A Single Point Of The Truth
I have mentioned before that suitable tools and techniques for a project or task management are vital to project success, but I concluded long ago that that psychology plays a bigger part in project success (Or failure ) than many people think. I have been trying to find a way of systemising project (Or task … Read moreThe planning fallacy
Over the years I have come to the conclusion that productivity is not only about the tools and procedures that you have available to you but actually to a very high degree about the human interaction involved. I firmly believe that psychology has a much greater part to play than many think. Possibly one of … Read moreThe psychology of project success