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Category: Manufacturing

My Friend Bob’s Yield Challenges

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 […]

Dashboards – A Single Point Of The Truth

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 […]

The psychology of project success

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 […]

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, ┬álong-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 […]