Why Do We Do It That Way?

The age old story goes…The newly wed husband observes his wife cutting off the end of the ham and throws it away before she places the ham into the tray and into the oven. The husband asks her “Why do you do that?” The wife answers” I don’t know. That is how my mother...

3 Steps to Designing a Work-Measurement Study

Work measurement studies are used to review task performance efficiencies, to review body effectiveness with movements and ergonomics, and to develop ways to code tasks so they can be repeated by others in the same, efficient ergonomic manner, taking almost exactly...

What Does it Mean to be Lean?

When it comes to running a lean manufacturing operation – a regularly overview of lean manufacturing processes should be done in order to update and challenge current processes. For the most effective results – begin with a brief review of long-held...

Talent: The Future Supply Chain’s Missing Link

According to a 2013 research study – over the next decade we may find that talent is the missing link in our supply chain. It follows that companies are actively recruiting as well as mentoring high-value talent, while there is a major shift happening within...

Rethinking How You Develop Work Standards

In today’s fast-paced world of global competition – organizations need to keep their processes on the cutting edge. This includes the training of your employees as they cycle through their assignments on their upward trek within your organization. When it...