To Catch Excellence! Lessons we can learn from the COVID-19 Crisis

April 8, 2021

Most of my advisory work involves helping outline, reviewing or critiquing project plans, of one sort or another.

I routinely nudge or push the team to go faster, to be quicker, and to “Fail Fast…Learn Fast…Fix Fast…!

Too often people seek Perfection in what they do, and it is NOT attainable. This pursuit delays fixing critical processes that will increase customer loyalty, corporate culture and profits.

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An update on our COVID-19 journey

August 29, 2020

Hi Team Art!

An update on our COVID-19 journey.

I’m still mostly hunkered down in Miami and getting out to eat couple times per week, but to only low density and with outdoor seating.

Thus far, I’ve have been COVID free.

We went on our first flight in five months to Michigan to see our Mother. She is 89 years; we were finally able to visit her at the assisted living home.

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Lessons we can learn from the COVID-19 Crisis! – Video

April 11, 2020

Most of my advisory work involves helping outline, reviewing or critiquing project plans, of one sort or another.

I routinely nudge or push the team to go faster, to be quicker, and to “Fail Fast…Learn Fast…Fix Fast…!

Too often people seek Perfection in what they do, and it is NOT attainable. This pursuit delays fixing critical processes that will increase customer loyalty, corporate culture and profits.

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How is that Plan “B” for China?

February 23, 2020

Entropy Busters® Series
Volume 3 | Number 2 | February 2020

I started with, “Let’s start with the realization that plan “A” to relocate operations to China had a major flaw. If you moved manufacturing to China, India or any other low-cost producing country with the intention of importing goods back to North America or Europe (half a world away), then your plan was unsound!” The primary focus was on inventory velocity, total cost of ownership and the ethics of investing. Now we are in the middle of a S^&% storm of COVID-19 with world-wide impact to supply chains and the global economy.

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E-Mail Is A Decoupled Process

February 3, 2020

If you’re like me, you likely rely on e-mail for many for functions.

Many times we take to path of least resistance. When you’re a Supply Chain or Operations team member with a heavy work load trying to get the daily task completed, it’s common for short cuts to be taken; hence the path of least resistance. These work-arounds become tribal knowledge and halt proper change management.

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When Ludicrous becomes Scandalous

January 12, 2020

When Ludicrous becomes Scandalous.

I like to have fun with the words ludicrous and scandalous. By personal definitions are as follows:

Ludicrous; We’ve all been there… Billy always has the crazy ideas. Often, they’re actually worth looking into and determining if they have any substance. However, with any good brainstorming there are the occasional ludicrous ideas. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the occasional ludicrous idea, just don’t spend resources on it.

Scandalous; Is spending time and money on that ludicrous idea…!

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