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Technology, people, process, strategy.

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.

Sep 17, 2020

Did you ever get a bright idea for a new product or service? You might have even sketched it and written a product outline. Then you filed it. One day you noticed someone else had taken that same idea and created a billion-dollar company? Bright ideas and doing the work.

Aug 14, 2020

With AI and automation and robots, what will humans do for work in the future? Will we all be destitute? Will we finally be able to take time and "smell the roses"? Gary offers thoughts.