J. R. Casey Bralla
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These essays and columns are not all about Lean Manufacturing, but reflect my general views on manufacturing,
and my "irrational exuberance" for life.
I hope you enjoy them.
How does Lean Manufacturing relate to Quality? Quality Manager and 6-Sigma Black Belt Bob Loose explains that Lean & Quality dovetail quite nicely.
Lean Accounting is not nearly as widely known as other aspects of Lean. It was the last piece of Lean that I learned, and it filled a huge "missing piece" in my Lean education. This article from Business Week magazine quotes an old colleague of mine and explains the power of Lean accounting in a world dominated (and sometimes destroyed) by "Standard Cost" accounting.
A short article by Master Black Belt Don Owen. He discusses how 6-Sigma techniques can be (and should be) part of a business strategy, and the not the strategy itself.
Another short article by Master Black Belt Don Owen. In this one he discusses Taguchi's "minimum loss to society" concept, and how that can drive a company's business strategy. Don argues that companies should shoot for the nominal spec, and not the lowest possible limits within the specification range.
Another short article by Master Black Belt Don Owen. In this one Don describes a common error made with control charts.
Is the world going to heck? Of course! We all know that civilization has been "declining" for 10,000 years. Yet somehow we're still here and our lives are getting better. Hmmmm....
A short and simple statement of faith in ourselves and our fellow man. I wish I had written this...
Manufacturing jobs are going to China. Is this because manufacturing is in "decline"? Or is it because we have been successful in taking costs out of manufacturing?
Dale Carnegie is probably the greatest human relations teacher for the last 100 years. This is his "Little Golden Book", a VERY concise summary of all his teachings in about 150 words. These principles, if taken to heart, can change your life!
Jeff Zinser is a professional recruiter in the Philadelphia area. He regularly publishes "white papers" about various issues relating to careers, hiring, and finding a new job. In this white paper, Jeff discusses his advice to High School seniors on what major to pursue.
Surprise! Jeff recommends Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing for "techies", and Sales for non-techies.