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Trust but Verify: How the Truth can be Eroded at Every Layer of Management

It’s true that some leaders live in the clouds of management and their view of the ground (aka production floor) is often blurry and distorted.  Perhaps they are missing the red flags being waived as a project falls behind schedule, perhaps they can’t hear the S.O.S cries from employees needing more direction.  Either way, problems …

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Help Your Suppliers Better Support You

We recently had the pleasure of attending a Marine Machines Association (MMA) event that was graciously hosted by Electric Boat.  This informational was greatly attended, as it covered various challenges that the Navy, Shipbuilders, and the Supply Base are facing. Terminology often associated with these issues include: Schedule Attainment, Workforce Development, Suppliers & Supply Chain …

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A Management Approach to Quality at Suppliers

Which of your suppliers are helping meet your quality and customer requirements and which are not? Having tools in place to understand impacts, both positive and negative, from the supply base is critical to ensuring you meet your customer requirements. Translating key metrics that drive your business to the supply base and ensuring each supplier is providing metrics and data to monitor their performance will enable a higher level of performance and be a guide to understand which suppliers are generating quality or other issues and need support.