As some of you know, I spend a fair amount of time working in California. It happens I was there last week and thought I would share a story from that trip. It happens that one of my friends was part of a group taking some engineering interns out for a last hurrah at an Oakland Athletics baseball game
Before I start, I want to relay that this is a rough thought, a preliminary idea. I will more than likely revisit this subject after I receive some e-mails and opinions. So, I will strive to make this a quick blog, just enough to get your mind brewing a little. I was in a conversation with my lean sensei
Following along with my blog “Reliability is a green initiative”, I would like to talk about waste reduction by training. Waste is seen in many different forms in manufacturing, and many of these wastes can be reduced or eliminated through training. Training is one of the first costs to be
I recently wrote about my trip in August to Zambia in Africa. I was visiting with my friends John and Kendra who have been working in Zambia for the past 10 years and in Congo the previous 25 years. Their work is centered on setting up indigenous economic development to give Zambians a sustainable livelihood
I just returned from a trip to the country of Zambia in Africa. I was there visiting and helping some close family friends that are missionaries. John and Kendra are not typical missionaries. While they do have a very nice training center which is used for a Christian pastor school, family activities
This is my last blog submission until later this year. It has been an interesting nine months, and I have heard from a lot of my fellow maintenance professionals. My self-interest in doing this has been to somehow improve the lives of all who toil for a living. I have had as an undercurrent the “spirituality”
In many of the articles and books that are published today, we see a great amount of improvements in different industries and companies using different methodologies and tools. Many times, it seems that if we use the same tools or methods, we should get the same results. This is not always the case.