Internal issues versus External issues, often when an automotive OEM called the Family Owned business it was not good news, a quality issue. Most times they required an 8D. Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D) is a method used to approach and to resolve problems, typically employed by quality engineers or other professionals. Its purpose [Continue Reading]
Things that Get Measured
The next time tells you we don’t make anything anymore in the USA; invite them to a take a foundry tour. What gets measured gets done. — Tom Peters A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, [Continue Reading]
Second Generation- The Problem Solvers?
“How can you say that you’re not responsible? What does it have to do with me? What is my reaction, what should it be? Confronted by this latest atrocity.” Family Businesses need problem solvers. Businesses have problems. Family businesses have problems, some common to every business and some unique. Cultures, companies have a problem solving [Continue Reading]