The Real Story on How to Keep Jobs at Home

The Dynamic, Collaborative Management Model That Saved a U.S. Manufacturing City SECOND SHIFT: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement (McGraw-Hill; August 2016; HC, $30.00;) details the complexities of an automotive industry rapidly transforming due to external economic and market forces; a community reliant upon a local manufacturing facility scheduled to be added to Read More …

Guidance for the New Manager

Bryan Armentrout  is the owner of The Food Leadership Group, a food safety and quality systems consulting firm. He has written a new book called The New Manager Mindset: How to Master the Four Secrets of Leadership that College Doesn’t Teach You which is about passing along what he has learned in over 20+ years as Read More …

Middle Manager Stack

This is a collection of Business901 Podcast Transcriptions that are assembled for the Middle Manager. I tried to create a mix of Leadership and Process that was more centered around the tactical side of management. Middle Manager Stacks are a new way to organize your own publications, as well as any other publications that you Read More …

Lean Transformations guided by Beliefs?

The The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence reveals the true power of Lean through in-depth interviews with CEOs who have gone beyond tool adoption and established Lean as a corporate-wide management system. The all-star cast of twenty-eight leaders represents a wide variety of organizations, including global manufacturers Ingersoll-Rand and Barry-Wehmiller, healthcare icons Read More …

Turning Down Cold Calls?

Are you missing opportunity in the way that you manage your vendors. Shawn Casemore, the author of Operational Empowerment: Collaborate, Innovate, and Engage to Beat the Competition thinks that way. Shawn is my guest next week to discuss operational empowerment and how companies are leaving valuable knowledge and opportunities on the table. And it is just Read More …

Supply Chain Stack

This is a collection of 20 – Business901 Podcast Transcriptions, called Stacks (see below) through my Issuu channel: Supply Chain A collection of Business901 Podcast Transcriptions that centered on applying Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints to the Supply Chain. Several people included are Chad Smith, Carol Ptak, Amir Schrangenheim, Robert Martichenko, and others. Stacks Read More …