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Technology, people, process, strategy.

Jan 15, 2021

I worked with data ever since it was handwritten or typed. We can just generate much more of it these days. We can contextualize, analyze, visualize. The question is--are we using it adequately to make better decisions?

Dec 18, 2020

Congratulations to Eddie Habibi, Pat Kennedy, Corky Ellis, and others for building companies and getting a good exit. Where are the next generation of new companies coming from? Will they be disruptive to the manufacturing technology market? What is disruptive anyway? Podcast supported by Inductive Automation.

Nov 1, 2020

This podcast is sponsored by Ignition from Inductive Automation. The project engineer came to me, "We can't ship this machine, because it is not yet perfect." What is quality? When is it "good enough" to ship. What is meeting spec? When is "good enough" not sufficient?

Oct 16, 2020

I moved to a new state a few months ago and have been searching for a good local, independent coffee shop with ethically traded coffee--in vain. So, I go to Starbucks a few times a week. The concept of quality at Starbucks is not the coffee, which is probably why people doctor it with flavored sugars and milk....

Oct 4, 2020

Manufacturing and production can be stressful occupations. Add in the constant stresses of a pandemic and there is the recipe for affecting health. Take a stress break and get a new focus.