Busting Free From Project Management Failure

First of all, you need to know that I am not, nor have any intention of being involved in very complex,  long-term projects. I have never been involved in building a bridge, putting a man on the moon or am ever likely to do so. Nor am I a project […]

Busting Your Productivity Free – Start With Some KPIs

Simply put, if you measure something, it will improve. So, if you measure lots of things (And therefore, create as many KPIs as you can think of) then you will make lots of improvements. To the uninitiated, it seems sensible. In fact, I used to joke that in a factory […]

Start With Some KPI’s

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement.used to evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity (such as projects, programs, products and other initiatives) in which it engages. Activities may be one-off events (Such as a design project), repeated events, making progress toward […]

Merry Christmas

I look forward to introducing lots of new ideas and articles in 2018. In the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone and a prosperous New Year

How I Have Written My Recent Blog Posts

This Blog entry is written using WordPress, open source and the most popular blogging tool available. WordPress is also suitable for a web site tool too! But enough of that, how have I typically written my recent blog and website? This document, for example, started life being written on a computer running […]

Practical Ways An SME Can Embrace Industry Four Point Zero

At the recent Smart Factory Expo (Hosted by The manufacturer Magazine) in Liverpool, I was asked to present how a former colleague and I had managed to build an Industry 4.0 solution at a bargain basement cost. I discussed how this approach could be applied to different devices that you need to work […]

Quality Methodologies

I was lucky enough to be introduced to and trained by one of the key individuals who established Six Sigma in Motorola, Keke Bhote. The level of analysis and subsequent problem solving that this eco-system can offer is astonishing. The adoption of continuous quality improvement is engrained into this. But […]

The Circular Economy

I recently visited a prospective supplier(Wisetek) to my current employer in Cork. They have turned the re-manufacture and recycling of components from the commercial IT industry into a production process. The process consists of disassembling, sorting, recycling or re-manufacturing. When I examined the standard of the re-manufactured product, I did […]

Office Applications Whenever & Wherever I Wish

This is something I have been wanting to write for some time. Like so many people my work involves the use of using spreadsheets, writing documents or producing presentations. Traditionally I have always been tied to my computer but increasingly I wish to be able to perform these tasks as […]

Just Because You Can Doesn’ty Mean You Should – ERP

If you speak to any credible ERP solution provider they will tell you that when you are introducing a new ERP system you should take that rare opportunity of a significant change to improve some of your business processes. In general, I agree. They will tell you that it is […]