Operational Excellence (OE) is executing in an efficient and effective manner across the value chain with a focus on delivering value to customers. The Operational Excellence program provides a framework to understand why and how performance needs to improve. The road to achieving operational excellence is by identifying value chain business processes, identifying strengths/weaknesses of them (based on key measurements and benchmarks) and redesigning these processes to align with corporate / strategic goals and ensure that organizations, resources and assets are utilized in the best possible manner.
Successful companies manage Innovation strategically to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Doblin identifies 10 distinct types of innovations across three categories. Configuration, Offering and Experience.........
MIT Researchers have developed a unique way to produce stronger polymers
Factories across Europe and much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for manufacturers, even though exporters fear a rise in U.S. protectionism could snuff out a global trade recovery. China led the way, with an official manufacturing index expanding at the fastest pace in nearly five years. Surveys on Monday also showed encouraging growth in Europe, Japan, India and much of emerging Asia.
Recent travel woes on the east coast led to a 1,100 miles, 16.5 hour road trip across 7 states ... was able to make it with a friend