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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
In last month's column, we documented the rise and fall of the fictional Billy Ray Motorsports team. A new organization with the potential to win was hit with spotty reliability and declining performance.
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 | 1878 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
In many businesses, having easy access to critical assets and the people who maintain them—as well as adequate time to make lasting improvements—is a rare opportunity.
Friday, 01 January 2010 | 2729 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
My contention that we can "Beat China" when it comes to manufacturing sets the stage for this month's column. In my December 2009 column, I listed the seven "strengths" of American industry that we need to exploit now.
Monday, 15 February 2010 | 2604 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“What d’ya think I’m stupid? Checklists are for dummies.” “I know what I’m doing…done it for years. Why would I ever need a checklist?”
Monday, 01 March 2010 | 3944 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Policy: A deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). Policy merely guides actions toward those behaviors that are most likely to achieve a desired outcome.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 | 2762 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
What happened to employee training? I mean REAL training AND qualification to do specific tasks right the first time, every time.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 2683 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
To me, the term or label "Made in America" represents quality, variety and domestic production for domestic jobs. You name it: We make it, we use it, we export a lot of it for other countries to use.
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 | 2208 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Well, we are here! We're now in the era of the aging Baby Boom Generation. For the next two decades, this generation will be marked by an unprecedented growth of older workers and retirees in the U.S. and most of the world's industrialized nations....
Friday, 09 July 2010 | 2722 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
"RACE TEAM FOR SALE: Complete shop, racecars, hauler and staff. Currently competing. Active sponsors. Owner forced to sell due to health reasons. Please call (555) 123-4567 for more information. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY."
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 | 1850 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
"We have too many equipment problems: Too much downtime, too many breakdowns. Maintenance is out of control around here!" What does that mean?
Sunday, 17 October 2010 | 2638 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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