If you are reading this, you probably engage in professional networking on social media. And if you are like me, you have been engaging for a very long time. The motivation is probably similar to mine. You want to learn and understand what’s going on in your profession, your industry, your community – and probably
I am not easily impressed by technology. In fact, I am often a contrarian and don’t easily buy into the hype of the “next great thing”. It’s probably a combination of factors. One being that I started my professional career during the 1980’s and 90’s – a period of time when there was a veritable
The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was accomplished using a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and so on.
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Breaking Down Mass Spectrometry For many of you reading this article, the words mass spectrometry will probably mean nothing. However, in the growing field of healthcare and clinical diagnostics, it is an ever increasing term used in the medical lexicon. Mass Spectrometry is an analytical chemistry technique that has been around commercially since the 1950’s,
I’ve been on numerous plants tours over the past few decades. Eventually the tour winds up in either the warehouse or stockroom or both. At some point, I’ll ask whether they’re tight on space and inevitably the answer will be something like “always”, or “we never have enough”, or the real killer “yes, but we
The Ancestry of Genomic Sequencing Production I recently received my own DNA analysis results from a company called 23andMe. The very fact that DNA analysis has reached general availability, and that a certain level of analysis is available for under $100 directly correlates to significant decreases in production costs. First, I do need to state
Operational Excellence by DesignSM Issue: 5 May 2013 “Operational Excellence is when the efforts throughout the organization are in a state of alignment for achieving its strategies and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue ‘Operational Excellence by