How Manufacturers get the Most from a Lean Consultant.

How Manufacturers get the Most from a Lean Consultant.

Abstract After reading this article, you will learn Lean Manufacturing initiative's challenges and opportunities.  Specifically, for manufacturers seeking efficiency improvements. I'll highlight the roles of Lean consultants and clients for initiative success. The...

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7 Steps for Manufacturers to turn around a Culture [Part 2]

7 Steps for Manufacturers to turn around a Culture [Part 2]

Last week we focused on the early stages of initiating a culture transformation. If you have not read that post already, I suggest you read 7 steps to a culture transformation. In this post, we will focus on the steps that directly follow the initial two steps. By...

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7 Steps for Manufacturers to turn around a Culture

7 Steps for Manufacturers to turn around a Culture

Have you ever worked in a toxic work environment? I would describe it as an environment full of stress, destructive conflict, and negativity for those who have not. Unfortunately, I have worked in several. Being the owner or leader of a business with such an...

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5 Reasons Manufacturers Have a Poor Leadership Team [Part 2]

5 Reasons Manufacturers Have a Poor Leadership Team [Part 2]

This post is part two of 5 Reasons Manufacturers Have a Poor Leadership Team. In part one we focused on reasons that are reflective of the leader's work ethic. This week we share reasons that are reflective of the hiring manager's perception of the leader's character....

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5 Reasons Manufacturers Have a Poor Leadership Team

5 Reasons Manufacturers Have a Poor Leadership Team

When touring different manufacturing businesses and during the early stages of working with our clients we often see gaps in their leaders. One of the main reasons we observe these gaps is because leaders have been promoted for the wrong reasons. A Careerbuilder...

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5 Ways Manufacturers can Detect a Poor Fit Within Their Team

5 Ways Manufacturers can Detect a Poor Fit Within Their Team

Having the right leaders on your team has a tremendous impact on the success of your manufacturing business. Unfortunately, we see many manufacturers promoting or hiring employees into leadership positions for the wrong reasons. These reasons range from strong...

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