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Want Engaged Employees? Try Opening the Books

Call it the Engagement Paradox. On one hand, manufacturers tell us that a self-directed, engaged workforce is an increasingly important competitive advantage. Why? As more real-time information is available on the plant floor, workers need to be able to …
Call it the Engagement Paradox. On one hand, manufacturers tell us that a self-directed, engaged workforce is an increasingly important competitive advantage. Why? As more real… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/want-engaged-employees-try-opening-books/

Customer Satisfaction Rises as Key Quality Metric

What metrics should manufacturers use to understand the maturity and outcomes of their quality practices? While internally-focused metrics such as first-pass yield and defects per million are considered classic measures of quality, manufacturers are incre…
Popular Discussions What metrics should manufacturers use to understand the maturity and outcomes of their quality practices? While internally-focused metrics such as first-pass… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/customer-satisfaction-rises-key-quality-metric/

Simple Modeling Can Lead to Significant Supply Chain Savings

At a recent professional development dinner, I got a chance to hear from fellow UCLA Anderson alum Kristen Kravitz, who shared a project she worked on as a consultant to examine and find cost savings in the supply chain.
Popular Blogs Posted by Everette Phillips on Mar 28, 2013 10:18:48 AM At a recent professional development dinner, I got a chance to hear from fellow UCLA Anderson alum Krist… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/simple-modeling-can-lead-significant-supply-chain-savings/

Dialogue: Refining Data Into Value

Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps that give customers unique, actionable insight into their markets and busines…
Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps t… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-refining-data-value/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and fi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results2/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results1/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su6/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su5/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su4/

Net Promoter Score: Too Simplistic or Simply Genius?

At last week's Manufacturing Leadership Summit, several executives I spoke with said their companies have latched onto the Net Promoter Score as a core metric used in managing their businesses.
At last week's Manufacturing Leadership Summit, several executives I spoke with said their companies have latched onto the Net Promoter Score as a core metric used in managing the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/net-promoter-score-too-simplistic-or-simply-genius/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su3/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su1/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and fi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results/

Supply Chain Risk: After the Aftershocks

Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward. Scientists say the field—2,000 miles long, 1,000 miles wide, and consistin…
Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-after-aftershocks/

Making Metrics Matter

There's little doubt that many manufacturers are struggling to get the right operational data to plant operators in the form and time frame necessary for them to act on it. For one thing, the amount of data being generated by proliferating sensors, smart …
There's little doubt that many manufacturers are struggling to get the right operational data to plant operators in the form and time frame necessary for them to act on it. For on… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/making-metrics-matter/

Sustainability: Monitoring the Supply Chain

Today, most manufacturers attempting to monitor and shape the sustainability performance of their suppliers don't base their evaluations on specific KPIs or hard improvement targets.
Today, most manufacturers attempting to monitor and shape the sustainability performance of their suppliers don't base their evaluations on specific KPIs or hard improvement targe… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sustainability-monitoring-supply-chain/

Solve your top performance management challenge!

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association International (MESA) is sponsoring the first ever Metrics Makeover Contest.
The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association International (MESA)  is sponsoring the first ever Metrics Makeover Contest.  Entries are due  October 11. One ma… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/solve-your-top-performance-management-challenge/

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