In today's competitive business environment senior leaders consistently say they have too few strategic leaders and plenty of operational managers. The desire and need exist.Both research studies and the high priority senior leaders place on strategic leadership practices reinforce the importance of enhancing this mindset and these skills within leadership teams. The great news is that there are pract..
In this discussion, we will evaluate the role and organizational tolerance for shifting the way they conduct their work on a daily basis. We will review their ability to accept and respond productively to change and the rationale for resistance in employing new ideas. Often time, new ideas are difficult to implement because the groundwork for the sift and new thinking is not clear and the larger population ..
5S has been defined as “A place for everything and everything in its place”. It is a workplace (mostly industrial) organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri (Sort), seiton (Set-in-Order), seisō (Shine), seiketsu (Standardize), and shitsuke (Sustain). The course describes how to clean and organize a workspace/workstation for efficiency and effectiveness. The rule of thumb is that aft..
Why do good people and organizations do bad things? Is being a good person enough to being an ethical employee or business leader? Is there any connection between personal ethics and those which are required to succeed at work or as a manager? This talk uses case studies and often not so hypothetical examples to help you think about ethical issues that you confront at work and offer strategies in term..
In perfect work-world managers would provide their direct reports continual feedback. Employee feedback is key today because of the rapid changes occurring in organizations necessitating that employees continually upgrade their skills. And annual conversations do not meet this need. However, many managers struggle with this need for ongoing coaching because of the demands on their time, and some lacking the..
In this webinar, you will learn how to make all of your raw data and quickly turn that data into easy to use flexible summary reports using Pivot Tables and Charts. We will start with the basics and built up to more complex pivot tables. Many people struggle with how to create Pivot Tables, or maybe they don’t even know what they can do, or maybe they think they are too difficult. I’m going to show you what..
This course will give an introduction to the European Medical Device Regulation. The introduction will give an overview about the structure, term definitions, the requirements for the technical documentation, how a smart implementation of these requirements in the quality management system and the technical documentation is possible and how Annex II and III are connected to the other annexes e.g. XIV for cl..
Most manufacturing problems can be eliminated by better design of components and assemblies. One can call this approach the Design for Manufacturability, meaning the ability to produce the assembly without known defects. Then none or very little inspection is required, no rejects, no rework, no warranty costs, and therefore high quality at low cost!The tool to understanding production-related defects overlo..
Join us to learn best practices for responding to the Black Lives Matter movement, how to take action as an organization, and become an ally that can make a difference. We will include terminology to become familiar with, such as allyship and white fragility, while providing actionable steps your organization could take to support the movement, which will also ultimately result in your ability to engage and..
Inventory is one of the Toyota production system's Seven Wastes, and it is directly proportional to cycle time; the amount of time the worker spends in the process. Short cycle times allow the company to make to order, while long cycle times require it to manufacture to meet highly uncertain sales forecasts—forecasts that become less reliable the further out they are.All but the leanest product realization ..
Shigeo Shingo coined the term “mistake-proofing/Poka-Yoke” in the 1960’s.Error- proofing, or its Japanese equivalent poka-yoke is the use of any system, device or method that either makes it impossible for an error to occur makes it rather difficult and out of the norm or makes the error to stand out in an obvious way so it cannot be accidentally neglected. Organizations struggle with people-dependent..
Today’s employee pool consists of individuals across five generations. The most successful organizations recognize the value each of these generations brings to the table and works to recruit individuals in different age ranges. But what happens when the generations are at odds with each other in your organization? How can you turn these generational challenges into collaboration success?In this dynamic key..
Risk Assessment is a fundamental expectation in the regulated industries of pharmaceutical and medical devices. Performing risk assessments can be interpretive and needs to be well thought out in order to rationalize and substantiate conclusions drawn. With proper use, it is a good model and will save in terms of dollars and schedule when properly applied. Risk Assessment is a regulatory expectation that sh..
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018. The Act gives consumers” (defined as natural persons who are California residents) specified basic rights in relation to their personal information. The Act requires that companies make certain disclosures to consumers via their privacy policies, or otherwise at the time the perso..
This webinar sheds a light on the importance of the critical path in the schedule of construction projects. It emphasizes the importance of several functions such as planning, risk assessment, schedule updating, resource management, and project controls. It includes many valuable tips and hints.Understanding and recognizing the critical path is extremely important for the project manager and his/her team. T..