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What’s Your Excuse?

On March 10, 2014 By

One of the most challenging aspects of being a consultant is addressing the musings of those who have accepted defeat.

With a smile of course; and friendly reassurance that you have in fact worked with companies who were worse off and with some training, confidence and a sound business plan they were able to turn […]

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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will visit MCC (Monroe Community College) tomorrow as part of an initiative to improve the American workforce.  Apparently some of the folks who live and work in Washington D.C. have gotten the message/idea that our Skilled Trades workforce isn’t what it used to be.  A message that […]

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I have always believed that the equipment that makes your products and the operators who operate it are the most valuable assets you have. From the Janitorial Serves to the CEO, unless you are manufacturing product and putting it out the door, you are overhead – just another additional cost that has to be included […]

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We Are Committed???

On November 27, 2013 By

I have to say I get a chuckle each time I see the commercials from the Oil and Gas Company that claims they are committed to America.  If you would like to convince the public of this how about some transparency regarding the number of reportable spills, emissions and your OSHA reportable incident rate […]

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One of the most common mistakes I see at plants and manufacturing facilities around the world is centered on the lack of a good lubrication program. For whatever reason, the task of lubricating equipment in most companies has been traditionally viewed as menial but necessary and delegated to low skill level employees with […]

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“While this makes a lot of sense, THEY won’t do it.”

“We talk about doing a lot of things but THEY never follow through.”

“You really need to understand our CULTURE here, THEY read about stuff like this and even see it presented at conferences but THEY refuse to change the CULTURE so it won’t […]

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A strange thing happened as I prepared to start my working day with a hot cup of coffee and the local newspaper.

The headlines in the business section read “What would a Kodak bankruptcy mean?”

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