Tag: Lean Six Sigma

December 21, 2017
Freight Driver Turnover: 10 Ways to Keep Drivers Happy — Guest Blog by Logistics MetaExpert Doug Sartain

It's important to keep your drivers happy and your fleet happy as this infographic about the high cost of employing (and losing) a truck driver shows. Here's how I help fleets perform and maintain loyalty: Make the driver part of the solution, and not part of the problem. I ask drivers for their input on […]

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December 2, 2017
You Are Not a Victim of Your Supply Chain Suppliers — Guest Blog by MetaExpert A.J. Tozzi

The biggest challenge I encounter in achieving supply chain excellence is that many organizations believe they are powerless when it comes to working with their suppliers.  The typical beliefs I encounter are: “we aren’t big enough to have any leverage”, “we can’t control what our suppliers do”, and “implementing a Lean supply chain will increase […]

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December 2, 2017
Achieving Supply Chain Operational Excellence: The Roles of Communication and Accountability — Guest Blog by MetaExpert David Goodman

My perspective is that obstacles to supply chain operational excellence occur in business when there is a lack of alignment between people’s measure of success.  In most organizations communication is a fundamental area that almost always requires work and improvement. In those undergoing significant change this comes to light and is amplified, creating confusion and […]

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November 11, 2017
Executives, Here Are the Only 6 Things You Need to Know About Disruption to Be a Disruptor

The word disruption is so overused in business it threatens to become jargon which is never a positive fate for a term as important as this one. The people overusing the word and jargonizing it are usually using it wrong. If you understand what it means precisely, takes the following six points seriously to heart […]

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November 6, 2017
Guest Blog by MetaExpert Giusseppe Lovecchio: Achieving Supply Chain Operational Excellence by Unlocking the Great Potential In Every Organization

Achieving supply chain operational excellence is not an easy target, you need to combine a variety of different factors together; attitudes and competencies, robust processes, and the right technology are just the minimum requirements. The most difficult obstacles I come across are related to the partial achievement of these three aspects, the most common relating […]

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November 4, 2017
Executive Excellence Series (6 of 50): Holding Meetings for the Sake of Holding Meetings

The Wharton School maintains there are three reasons to hold a meeting. Period. To: "Create a forum—an opportunity for individuals with different values, ideas, and experiences to share their perspectives." Make decisions and set "direction for the organization or unit." Build and/or make a team stronger through "developing collective capabilities." Period. They further maintain (as […]

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October 29, 2017
Executive Excellence Series (5 of 50): Assuming that Communication Can be Controlled

The bad news is you can't control all the communication that takes place in your organization. But, you have to try. In the article, Executives: Get Top Performance from Your Contractors and Remote Teams by Communicating Culture, I wrote about how important it is that your workers at home, in other countries, and even in […]

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October 28, 2017
Executive Excellence Series (4 of 50): Failing to Offer Constructive Input During Employee Evaluations

For most executives, performing employee evaluations is a necessary evil -- highly important but low on personal priority list. For employees they are usually stressful, filled with mixed messages (a bit of praise, a bit of criticism -- neither of which are constructive input), and ultimately uninspiring, if not downright deflating. The most valuable use […]

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October 23, 2017
Guest Blog by MetaExpert Giuseppe Lovecchio: Key Elements of Communication for Achieving Operational Excellence

Business communications problems are at the heart of Operational Excellence performance. Statistics say that about 90% of time spent by managers is devoted to communication, so it is paramount to be prepared on this topic. Of this communication, we know that about 70% is non-verbal, in terms of motion, posture, eye contact, and so on. […]

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