Putting Your Talent Plan on Paper

Putting Your Talent Plan on Paper

Photo by Mark Fletcher-Brown on Unsplash We all know about the talent shortage.  In this short video I make the case for rolling up our sleeves and choosing the strategies for how you’re going to face this challenge. Manufacturers are resilient and tough.  We’ll get...
6 Criteria for Weekly Metrics

6 Criteria for Weekly Metrics

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash The weekly scorecard is an important element of a strong operating system.  It helps to ensure that the team is working with facts and data rather than “I think” and “I feel”.   Even though the scorecard is...
SOP in a Capacity Constrained World

SOP in a Capacity Constrained World

Photo by Alexandar Todov on Unsplash Sales & Operations Planning, or SOP, is a process that ensures that the sales forecast is aligned with production capacity.  Prior to the pandemic, it was pretty widely accepted that operations could adjust capacity, up and...
Using Video for Personal Communication

Using Video for Personal Communication

Photo by Emiliano Cicero on Unsplash Throughout the pandemic, we all learned that video tools like Zoom can help improve meeting quality when face-to-face meeting just isn’t feasible.  However, there are also tools, like Loom, that can enable a more personal 1:1...
Using Working Sessions to get Things Done

Using Working Sessions to get Things Done

Have you ever had a project in your business that was stalled?  I’ve seen this happen with projects that require the engagement and alignment of multiple departments.  In an effort to get the requisite collaboration, the project leader tries to cajole all of the...