Operational Excellence Mixtape: Best of First Half 2020

By Ryan McCormack On Jun 19, 2020 Last updated Jun 19, 2020 Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Summer is approaching which means it’s time to review the 10 most popular mixtape links of 2020 so far. Here are the 10 most clicked links from 2020: 1.  The crisis has caused many of us to rethink how we…

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COVID-19 accelerates enterprise use of automation in digital transformation

IDG TECHTALK VOICES By Brian Solis, CIO | JUN 16, 2020 11:20 AM PDT With cost savings and rapid time to value through efficiency and scale, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and automation as a whole, were on a gradual, but longer-term rise in digital transformation (DX). Then COVID-19 struck and digital transformation itself was disrupted. Executives weren’t prepared for…

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Eager to Lead: Tips for the Up-and-Coming Manufacturing Manager

Larry Fast JUN 16, 2020 IndustryWeek Lean Leadership columnist Larry Fast shares six tactics to help you grow as a manufacturing leader and master each new role. Question: I am a college graduate and just getting started as a management trainee. Presently, I am learning about scheduling and machine operations. What tips do you have for…

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A To-Do List for Restarting—and Rethinking—Plants Post COVID-19

2020 presents a golden opportunity to come out of our cocoons and try an approach that is dramatically different in order to adequately navigate uncertain times. Amol Mate JUN 10, 2020 It is now evident that post COVID-19 lockdown, manufacturing plants will have restrictions on manpower density per square foot to adhere to the social…

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New Leadership Challenges for the Virtual World of Work

June 6, 2020 Alec Levenson and Patrick McLaughlin During the COVID-19 crisis, senior leaders must rethink key decision-making processes in order to enhance trust, transparency, and teamwork. The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly and dramatically upended the working world, creating unanticipated business and leadership challenges. Some organizations are pivoting hard to new delivery channels, new products,…

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Operational Excellence Mixtape: June 5, 2020

By Ryan McCormack On Jun 5, 2020 Last updated Jun 5, 2020 Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Electronic Health Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry were going to reduce errors and save lives by providing better clinical decision support and alerts for potential adverse drug events.  Has it?  According to a study…

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