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Saturday morning is both family time and work time, that equals learning time.

American Writer by Pietro Savo

 

 

 

 

 

 

With our busy schedules, making time, for all family functions is difficult. On this Saturday, I attended my daughter’s middle school cheerleading competition. Pinkerton Academy High School gym wooden bleacher, were fun to sit on, for two hours; honest. I watched nineteen different cheerleading squads from all over New Hampshire perform their well-rehearsed routines; it occurred to me that the performance resembled a well-planned manufacturing production line. The cheerleading squad process flow was almost perfect; each school team would line up to perform right on “queue“; with a sense of perfect harmony.

The process flow had no wasted moments it was indeed a well-thought-out production process. What was also very evident, the squads that performed visually, with smooth flowing progressive steps in their routine, received the highest competition scores. Squads that had visible breaks in their routine, with no clear flow had lower competition scores. The same visibility perception process is evident in a manufacturing production product that flows smoothly through the production system, cost less to make, and quality is better resulting in greater profits.

Who would have thought, a Saturday morning spent at a middle school cheerleading competition could become a manufacturing learning opportunity? A learning opportunity when applied to any business encourages business success quantifiable in a series of three steps.

1. The first step would be to focus on the visual aesthetics of the routine in your production system. Is this process flow visually pleasing, does it appear to flow smoothly through your production system, with little to no brakes between steps in the process flow?

2. The second part is studying the brakes in the production process routine. The production flows through your system, study the process brakes. Always target your process adjustments that promote smooth process step transitions.

3. The third part is looking for the first two parts being less than perfect. These results are visible in the form of large piles of uncompleted work in process, or signs of noticeable quantities of scrap and rework. Unfinished work, scrap, and rework are not cost effective means for your business, and always negatively impact the bottom line.

What else I discovered on this Saturday morning is that family time and work time equals learning time. To produce positive aesthetic routines in business results in a positive impact of your bottom-line. In addition, that the lessons you learn throughout your workday, throughout your family day can be applied to either, and are interchangeable. Live, learn and make a difference, the American Writer!

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Find the most business cultural savvy person to manage your corporate training!

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Corporate training requires someone skilled in adapting to unexpected change. Historically, companies do not spend a great deal of money on internal education processes. Funding for such internal educational processes is dependent on a business’s revenue and the overall profit margin. When you are not making money, a company does not spend money on training. A new mindset must emerge that for a company to be competitive in today’s volatile business markets, a very high-end dedicated sense of urgency must be reflected in corporate training. What is important to understand is that corporation’s number one resource is its people, and that people all learn in different ways, but they all share a common need for success that comes about from training.

In retrospect, a true training leader must be focused on the value of the training to the people under his or her educational care. Training must be used to adapt the company to the market. For that reason corporate training commitments must be focused, funded, and have the ability to be adaptive to the never-ending adjustments in business markets. Corporate training must be adaptable to the market’s priorities and reality for conducting business. The commitment to corporate training is even more important once you realize that training in today’s busy work environment of having to do more with fewer resources; it becomes even more important to train people quickly to meet the market needs the first time.

Therefore, the corporate trainer’s role must be to ensure that every moment of training has a very high ROI ratio for the employee as well as for the corporation. To ensure this happens. It becomes very important that corporation seeks out and hires the most business cultural savvy people to develop and deploy training throughout the corporation, and this becomes the best recipe for corporate training successes.

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The natural bridge to learning equals (=) business success!

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The Certified Manufacturing Practitioner (CMP) resiliency delivers the natural bridge to learning. The natural bridge between manufacturing and manufacturing scientists professional, and the knowledge gained becomes a natural trigger from which past lessons learned can dictate when a change in manufacturing strategy is needed to ensure success (Cortada, 2000).

The CMP credential promotes demonstrated knowledge and skills in leading and directing manufacturing processes and manufacturing teams to deliver quality products within the constraints of schedule, cost, and resources.

CMP becomes the natural bridge by forming sustainable manufacturing solutions, stimulating a heads-up display for observing market changes providing the means to respond, adapt, and capitalize on this market change. Leaders within an organization, who are willing to create a natural bridge across all segments of the manufacturing business, simply inspire success. Good leaders fueled by good business ethics creating examples to engage in successful practices (Agle, 2004).

Finding the balance in any company comes about by using holistic tools or proven business standards for promoting a common sense approach to business. Trouble occurs when these tools are not in balance (Dauch, 2006). This often occurs when one focuses on immediate profits instead of focusing on what is best for the future of the company.

Finding the balance can become possible by energizing leadership development in your company by instilling a repeatable tool based process that is easy to implement by using common sense. Common sense occurs when the process requirements come about in the form of lessons learned. Lessons learned, represent a critical role of CMP creating a natural bridge between the past, the present, and the future. With the help of CMP, common sense can become a foundation in business fueled by the natural bridge of learning once again. Business success becomes the natural by-product!

References

Agle, B. (2004). Leader in business ethics brings new knowledge to board. ONS News, 19(8), 1.

Cortada, J. W. (2000). The case for applied history in the world of Business: A call for action to historians. A Call for Action to Historians.” The Historian. Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc. , 5(1), 5.

Dauch, R. (2006). Preparing tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce. Manufacturing Engineering. Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1061012161.html, 136(6), 18-19.

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The future small business survival will depend upon how well your business can exploit technology, education, and developing your own workforce.

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The future small business survival will depend upon how well your business can exploit technology, education, and developing your own workforce. What is critical to understand is that the combination of technology education and people create spontaneous energy required to drive a small business forward. This forward motion creates stability in the small business, and encourages growth. Growth is critical to small business; no small business can be successful or sustainable in today’s volatile market without it. Measurable growth depends on your awareness of market variability surrounding your business.

Small business growth depends upon the enthusiasm of its business community, its stakeholder’s knowledge pertaining to current market opportunities, and the ability to see and sense what is coming over the horizon. This visionary process enables forecasting what market opportunities are coming your way. Visionary process is a skill set that can be learned by different forms of organizational awareness.

Awareness gained from reading such journals as Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. This is an amazing form of self-educating, establishing a base reading process of available literature about your business market. The best value comes from magazines and journals that pertain to your business markets of interests, and markets you can envision entering in the future.

The envisioning process develops a business flexibility that promotes business opportunities in new and exciting business areas. The visionary process is a successful element for any business as a means to sustain growth and maintain stability in your business market. Participation in that market is essential to understand that the market drives the business, and the market today is subject to change without notice.

Your success is determined by your ability to take advantage of technology, and maintain a well-educated workforce. In conclusion, focus on technology, focus on education, and focus on talented people. Never become satisfied with your businesses today, and always practices envisioning where your business should be tomorrow.

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