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Are You Ready to Move Your Workforce to the Cloud?

You come to work this morning and your workforce is ready to go.  Do they have everything they need to do their work?  The right materials, new work to do and the instructions they need to get it done right?  

If you use paper job packets in manufacturing, then the right information is somewhere there for them.  They just need to find it.  If you use a digital solution, then you know they have everything.  Or do you?

I’ve started running again and I find I just can’t do it well without information on how I’m doing while I’m doing it.  I want the watch to beep at me when I pass a mile.  I want congratulations when I hit 10,000 steps.  At its very basic level, I want the watch to know where I am, how far I’ve gone and how quickly.  I’ve become dependent on the information  and feedback from the device to actually do the job.  

If you provide digital instructions for your operators, they do too.

How Do You Deal with a Retiring Workforce

For more than a decade, economists and experts have hypothesized about what will happen when the...

How to Get Started Again in Manufacturing

Post COVID, targets are different and work has changed for almost everyone.  This is nothing new...

Critical Numbers in Manufacturing (Part 4)

In the first 3 parts of this piece on the numbers you need to know in order to be effective at...

Critical Numbers in Manufacturing (Part 3)

Machines are just a resource for your shop, right?  Nope.  Not even close.  When you are talking...

Critical Numbers in Manufacturing (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about run rates in manufacturing: how critical and complex they are, how...

Critical Numbers in Manufacturing

No matter what you make, there are critical numbers you have to know if you’re going to be in...

How Distributed Work Gets Done in Manufacturing (Part 3)

You know that manufacturing is a bear.  Things never go as planned.  Machines go down.  Orders...

How Distributed Work Gets Done in Manufacturing (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about how manufacturing has been operating under a distributed work force...

How Distributed Work Gets Done in Manufacturing (Part 1)

There is so much talk now about the newness of a distributed workforce model; in reality, it's...

What Questions Should You Ask?

We’ve been talking about the business model the last few weeks.  We’re determined to interject...

How Do You Prioritize Customers?

As we climb out of this economic fall, every company will be faced with tough decisions on how...

How Do You Prioritize Your Customer Base? Further, Why Would You Need or Want To?

Let’s Look at Where You are Now Before We Assess Where You’re Going. 

We believe that all...

Let’s Look at Where You are Now Before We Assess Where You’re Going.

Let’s Look at Where You are Now Before We Assess Where You’re Going. 

We’ve been working...

Have You Considered a PEST Analysis? You Should.

It’s rare to say “you should” to someone until you really know their circumstances.  Even then,...