What is DMAIC RCA?

DMAIC, pronounced “duh-may-ik," is a data-driven approach to problem-solving designed to identify and improve existing process inefficiencies with unknown...

Keep a Close Eye on the Bottom Line

These strategies and tactics can help managers handle the financial challenges created by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly...

Unfortunately when it comes to life and reliability. there isn't a crystal ball and unpredicted problems can occur in any team or process. However, problems are just symptoms...

Two years ago, I made a poor decision that cost me a boat. You see I made the decision to defer maintenance. I had plenty of time to do the maintenance, no worries. I was...

Every year we must conduct an annual physical inventory. Corporate and finance mandate it. During those physical inventories, here’s what typically happens:

From Vendor Selection to Performance

Here the six specific areas managers can improve their chances of success

Managing contracted maintenance activities effectively and...

Budgeting Strategies: A Recipe for Success

Like many of you, I have a budget to manage my personal life. The budget ensures I have the funds available to pay the mortgage,...

Technician Productivity: Strategies for Success

Have you ever woken up and not wanted to go to work? You just don’t feel like working some days.

I have. Those were the longest...

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Is anyone else like me? There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t measure something. I’m a triathlete, so I measure an unusual amount of stuff. How many miles I...

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Adding It Up

What does all this math add up to? If managers do it properly, the calculations can determine when a piece of equipment might fail or the probability...