October 2017

    WHO Cares about How Much Sugar You Eat on Halloween?


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    WHO Cares about How Much Sugar You Eat on Halloween?
    October 31, 2017 - Are you going to be a witch today? Batman? Jedi? You're not alone according to National Retail Federation statistics on top costumes and Halloween spending trends. Last-minute candy shopping? Check out kidzworld.com’s list of the top 10...

    How to Ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution Is ‘Made in the USA’


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    October 31, 2017 - Global manufacturing leadership is up for grabs President Trump has long talked about reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing, which has suffered heavy job losses as a result of automation, trade deals, and other factors. In July,...

    Understanding New GM Layered Process Audit Requirements in IATF 16949


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    October 31, 2017 - Moving beyond a ‘check the box’ mentality General Motors (GM) recently published updated customer-specific requirements for IATF 16949 compliance. The new requirements take effect Nov. 1, 2017, and cover layered...

    Happy Hollow Lean


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    Happy Hollow Lean
    October 31, 2017 - Today is a favorite holiday for me, full of make-believe supernatural and candy, and unencumbered for the most part by significance.   For this Halloween, I’m recalling a few spirits from the past, links to earlier O.L.D. posts...

    Post-Conference: How the KaiNexus Team Debriefs and Improves


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    Post-Conference: How the KaiNexus Team Debriefs and Improves
    October 31, 2017 - Attending a conference and running a booth are completely different experiences. The KaiNexus team frequently attends conferences - maybe you saw us this year at the Iowa Lean Consortium, the Lean Construction Institute, and the Lean...

    12 Lessons from Start-ups for Corporate Innovators


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    12 Lessons from Start-ups for Corporate Innovators
    October 31, 2017 - New-born enterprises have limited funds and limited time – if the funds run out before the product is proven they die. So the basic philosophy of the start-up entrepreneur is risk mitigation. Here are some other key precepts...

    The Natural Evolution of Things (Part 3)


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    The Natural Evolution of Things (Part 3)
    October 31, 2017 - Editor’s Note: The Natural Evolution of Things is an in-depth is a 5-part series that describes 13 the catalysts of Organizational Change and Competitiveness, based on the theme of Michael Porter’s Five Forces. To read the full...

    Halloween Innovation


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    Halloween Innovation
    October 31, 2017 - Scott Bowden takes us to the house 'that no one wants to approach while trick or treating'.

    Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Lean Maintenance -- What's the Difference?


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    October 31, 2017 - “What is the difference between Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Lean Maintenance?”That's the question I just posed to Torsten Dederichs, who just published a new book entitled Lean Maintenance: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for...

    Podcast: Portfolio Careers Challenge Month Episode


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    October 31, 2017 - A special episode with a twist. Happy Melly’s, Lisette Sutherland, interviews podcast host Sam about what it means to have a portfolio career and why it can be beneficial to keep switching things up. Have a listen to more of our more...

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