Nov 8 2011
Nov 7 2011
Problems are opportunities… A cliche made in the USA for a positive spin. I remember slides in the UK on which “Opportunities” had been switched back to “Problems” so that the audience would understand. But 2009 IW Best Plant winner Greatbatch has earned the right to use it.
Nov 4 2011
Nov 3 2011
Via Scoop.it – lean manufacturing
It is a curious fact that in industry after industry there is at least one company that appears to succeed not by doing the same thing better than everyone else but by playing a completely different game.
Nov 2 2011
I just wish we would talk more about Temple Grandin’s work than her autism. Like Sakichi Toyoda with looms, she focused on one of the oldest economic activities, raising cattle, and made it better by observing details nobody else cared about. Even for a non-cowboy, her Humane Livestock Handling is fascinating. Professionally, autism may have hindered or helped her. In any case, it is something she was born with, not something she accomplished. Having >50% of all cattle handling facilities in the US based on her designs is an accomplishment.
Nov 1 2011