Culture Change: Go Ugly Early – Go Ugly Fast

Culture Change: Go Ugly Early – Go Ugly Fast

I was the Chairman at a three-day conference on Operational Excellence and Business Transformation recently and was really impressed by the number of people in attendance and the caliber of the speakers. Some of the speakers discussed technology, and their vision of the future.  But most of the speakers focused on softer skills; leadership, innovation,…

State of Readiness | Sanjeev Khot; Director of Global Product Quality, Cummins, Incorporated

State of Readiness | Sanjeev Khot; Director of Global Product Quality, Cummins, Incorporated

Give a listen… Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness with your host, Joseph Paris. My guest today is Sanjeev Khot; Director of Global Product Quality, Cummins, Incorporated and is responsible for overall Global Quality Strategy, Supplier Quality, Reliability, APQP, and Logistics Quality Transformation to support growth and drive long-term business value….

Time to rethink Just-In-Time

Time to rethink Just-In-Time

Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory and manufacturing systems are management strategies where replenishment orders of raw materials, assemblies, and finished goods are based on production schedules; which themselves are based on real customer orders that are due at specific dates (even times).  The objective is to increase efficiency and effectiveness by decreasing the waste associated with carrying…