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Swim, Swim, Swim – Is that Matt Damon in my Swimming Pool?

Posted: March 14, 2018 at 10:36 pm   /   Blog

eployment flowcharts are my favourite type of flowchart because you can just look at them and know what is going on and who is doing what. But first thing first – what is a flowchart and then I’ll explain why is Matt Damon is in my swimming pool. Flowcharts are a graphical representation of a […]

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Be Like Mentor

Posted: March 9, 2018 at 4:42 pm   /   Blog, Leadership

A Presentation “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” ~ John Crosby View Online An effective mentoring program supports the development of leaders while simultaneously fostering healthy work relationships.  It helps develop the strategic direction and continuing growth of the company through succession planning.  A […]

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SIPOC diagrams

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 6:35 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E You have more than one supplier and methods/processes to manage?  You have challenges with the management of your supplies?  You have failures in your raw materials rotation system that end up in production problems due to substitutions of raw materials not always 100% […]

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Three Ways to Build a Competitive Advantage through Innovation

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 9:25 pm   /   Blog, Innovation

G U E S T  A R T I C L E or Curtiss-Wright, innovation is deeply rooted in the company’s history. Born from the merger of companies founded by naval aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and the world-renowned Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright was once the largest aircraft manufacturer in the United States. Today, Curtiss-Wright has evolved […]

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Importance of continuous learning of new skills for someone in mid-career

Posted: February 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm   /   Blog, Professional Awareness

G U E S T  A R T I C L E When it comes to learning, the sky’s the limit. Before stepping into the professional world, in the middle of it and even after the end, the importance of continuous learning must never be overlooked. Most people associate learning with formal education at school, […]

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Relationship Quality and Business Success

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm   /   Blog, Featured, Quality

F E A T U R E D  A R T I C L E Customer satisfaction data as well as feedback, positive or negative, drives forward thinking, provides opportunities, and promote improvements within an industry or a service department. Key success factors in achieving customer satisfaction can never be considered constant. An organization should […]

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LEAN Government Summit in Ottawa January 25, 2018 – Highlights

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm   /   Blog, Lean

F E A T U R E D  A R T I C L E SQ Ottawa Valley Section was proud to attend another successful Lean Government Summit. It was a pleasure to meet and learn along with so many lean enthusiasts. So what stood out for me? LEAN thinking is all about looking for […]

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5S – Spark the Improvement Cycle – Part III

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm   /   Blog, Process Improvements

ean, based on the Toyota Production System, is about growing people. It’s a system that helps people learn together and create great products, together.  Therefore, it’s important to understand that Lean starts with respect for people and teamwork, before introducing any Lean tools.  Creating a 5S mindset, in your team, is key for Lean operations. […]

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Best Practices Are Dead

Posted: January 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Digital transformation may be a trendy phrase. And there’s a good reason for that. Companies want and need fundamentally to change how they do business in a world increasingly powered by pervasive technology. As a consultant, I see both the upside and downside […]

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How Do You Know If You’ve Created a Meaningful Challenge?

Posted: January 21, 2018 at 7:07 am   /   Blog, Leadership

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Have you ever issued what you thought was an inspiring challenge for your team, only to discover they were underwhelmed and far from motivated? Many organizations that have mission statements displayed in their lobby, company values laminated on the back of employee badges, […]

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