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Guacamole and your Production Operations

I love guacamole. As we’re coming into Super Bowl weekend, nachos might be a thing for some. Chips and guac? Tasty. You have to make it fresh, so it doesn’t turn brown, which it does fairly quickly. (Even with the lime juice in the recipe.) And so, at the supermarket a few weeks back, I was taken back by a tube of it in the refrigerated area. Sour cream had made that transition a few years ago (great option) and so I suppose it was only a matter of time, but it was still a brilliant idea.

It's a person’s ability to look at something and imagine it a completely different way that really appeals to me about working in the manufacturing space. Manufacturing is where people’s ideas become reality. It’s about taking that idea in your head and putting it down on “paper.”

The Alarm Bell's Ringing in My Head

This weekend, I received a call from my alarm company. They were calling to tell me that I had a...

What the NCAA teaches us about cheating

Cheating is not worth it. In the short term, it may give you the “win” but in the end, it corrupts...

The Power of One Revisited

We talked about the impact of a single person in your organization as a strength and weakness...

A Winning Season

On the shop floor, you don’t often talk about seasons. You have days, weeks, months, and periods of...

The Scoreboard, Part 1

We’re in football season, and I’m partial to some good NCAA ball on a fall Saturday with a...

The Power of One, Part 3

Archery is a game of skill and strength. Just looking at the size of those bow strings and the...

The Power of One, Part 2

We’re talking about the power (and weakness) of a single individual in your organization. This team...

The Power of One

There are still diseases that modern medicine will fail to heal; those are, perhaps, the most scary...

Airline Travel - DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you remember air travel when you dressed up, it was a completely different experience. In the...

Where Mustard Went Wrong

I’m all for innovation. I am an entrepreneur and I know that, sometimes, you have to go where no...

The Drawbridge

I love drawbridges. They always fascinated me as a child. While I don’t know of any in the...

Your Water Number: A Numbers you need to know series

I am all about self-improvement. I read. I have an accountability partner. I set weekly goals. I...

Independence : A Numbers you need to know series

This week was Independence Day in the US. Most countries celebrate either independence or founding...

Quality : A Numbers you need to know series

I remember the Ford commercials when I was younger: Quality is Job 1. It was probably the first...