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The industrial realm in 2020 still has room for improvement. All fields have yet to capitalize on the advent of things like Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things. On a system level however, there’s plenty of room for improvement utilizing tools such as Total Productive Maintenance. TPM as the tool is more popularly […] Read more

It is always good to stay in tune with your plant operations. During Industrial Operations, there are often differing problems that will develop along the production journey. With a high quality Daily Management system, an off target parameter will trigger that there is a deviation from a target, and the next steps toward solution will […] Read more

Lean Management in a 2020 lowered production era, is one that will be able to keep plants sustainable. As a system that will pull an organization forward, it is always a good idea to ensure that the feedback loop that keeps the organizations progressing is in place despite the global condition, and despite the number […] Read more

The Universe is one that is composed of order and patterns. Our lives are such that we thrive off patterns. Knowing what will happen, when it will happen, where it will happen, will ensure some semblance of stability and order in an organization. 5S in the industrial sphere, is another process tool that will ensure […] Read more

With continuous processes, standardized work is a methodology that ensures reproducibility of products, and sustains product quality. The key is to ensure that the customer is satisfied with the purchase that they make. Ensuring uniformity in the production process is the key to ensuring that production efficiency is upheld. The combination of three operational tools […] Read more

Operating a business in 2020 is one of the experiences that will hail as one of the biggest challenges that industries will face. With industries currently facing uncertain times, it is important to ensure that the operational mode that companies are in, one that provides them with flexibility. What you don’t want to do is […] Read more

What is Poka Yoke? Life would be so much easier if we all had a blueprint to operate from. Fortunately, in the industrial realm, the blueprint for some aspects of our industrial operations is known as Poka yoke. In everyday life, we encounter poka yoke when we enter facilities and we have signs that indicate […] Read more

An industrial plant is a dynamic organism. When a plant is built, it is usually built at a baseline operational level, with the current technology of the time. With time, an organization might want to take the relevant actions to expand operations and enable an increase in throughput. Alternatively, they may be in a situation […] Read more

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” – Deming Industrial Organizations can utilize technology to optimize their systems. Those that do, are often ahead of the pack.  Organized as a central system, the Deming system provides the appropriate management teams with feedback on the system’s […] Read more

“A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results.” – Unknown While Operational activities are the management of daily activities, every now and then, or running concurrently with these activities are project based activities. A project is an organizational activity that has a beginning, a middle and an […] Read more

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Anthony Robbins The Deming cycle  is a process that involves creating a feedback loop that is centred on your industrial process. It is an operational activity. Knowing that there is no perfection, Operations managers ensure that the appropriate time allocation is […] Read more

“Process improvement programs are like teaching people how to fish. Strategy maps and scorecards teach people where to fish.” – Robert S. Kaplan Competitive advantage is a moving target in 2020 and beyond. The importance of quality in industry cannot be stressed enough. With the current conditions where competition is a global phenomenon, it is […] Read more