Three Scenarios for Financials-Based Improvement

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Are the desired changes actually worth the effort?

In a previous column based on our recent book, Manufacturing Money (Amazon Digital, 2015), we explained how to maximize ROI. Here we describe some changes that business owners and managers can make on their way toward becoming a Black Belt in a manufacturing and distribution business.

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Three Reminders for a New Year

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Embracing change agents

As our new year unfolds, I wanted to write a post to remind myself of three pieces of advice. They are from Epictetus (55–135 AD), Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD) and George Pólya (1887–1985). Epictetus and Aurelius are two famous Stoic philosophers of the past, and Pólya is a famous Hungarian mathematician.

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The Calibration of Measurement Systems

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The art of using a consistency chart

Who can be against apple pie, motherhood, or good measurements? This is why everyone stands up and salutes when we are told to maintain our measurement systems in good calibration. But what is good calibration? By what method will we achieve it? And how will we know when we have it?

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from http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/metrology-column/120516-calibration-measurement-systems.html