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Interview at BTOES 2018

At the 2018 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES), Jordan Workman, Director of Business Development, participated in an interview series with Joseph Paris, Chairman, Xonitek and Founder, Operational Excellence Society. We discussed what we enjoy about events like BTOES and what we learn at events like this. We also dig...
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Q&A: Delivering Breakthrough Improvements Through Zero Loss Thinking

In our recent webinar “Delivering Breakthrough Improvements Through Zero Loss Thinking”, hosted in partnership with AME, we discussed a new way of thinking that highlights total losses and challenges what’s possible. We outlined what Zero Loss Thinking is, how to use Zero Loss Thinking to identify and prioritize areas for improvement, how Zero Loss Thinking...
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Meet Nick Bailey

At Performance Solutions by Milliken, we’re dedicated to developing sustainable results. But these results wouldn’t be possible without our experienced Practitioners who work side by side with all of our clients. Milliken Practitioners average over 15 years of service at Milliken & Company or other manufacturing companies. Get to know us better through these fun and...
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Featured Article: Real-Time Operational Performance via IOT

April 2018 – CIO Applications Magazine Real-Time Operational Performance via Internet of Things Manufacturers are racing to leverage the power of Industry 4.0/ the Internet of Things within their operations to achieve production efficiencies, increased speed of operations, lower costs, and improved quality among other improvements. But connecting and automating underperforming operations can exacerbate existing problems...
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What We’re Reading – April 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up. We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about. The Future...
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Meet Cara Thompson

At Performance Solutions by Milliken, we’re dedicated to developing sustainable results. But these results wouldn’t be possible without our experienced Practitioners who work side by side with all of our clients. Milliken Practitioners average over 15 years of service at Milliken & Company or other manufacturing companies. Get to know us better through these fun and...
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Training & Education

Training & Education Key to Associate Engagement and Continuous Improvement

When you ask most executives and leaders their opinion on the importance of training, you are likely to find most agree. When you ask employees to grade the quality of the existing training process, you are likely to find most will give a “C” or average rating. Investing in employee education and training employees comes...
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What We’re Reading – March 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up. We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about. Manufacturing in...
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Driving Performance Improvements in 2018

Most manufacturers are investing resources, time, and effort into improving their operations – yet few executives are satisfied with the results. Why? Often it’s because improvement initiatives aren’t aligned with overall organizational objectives and management practices. A performance management system should include: Strategic clarity and alignment with what matters most to the company Standardized processes and...
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Fight Complacency

How to Fight Complacency

Complacency affects everything from individuals to organizations, society, and even manufacturing locations. The Merriam Webster definition of complacency is: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies; an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction. Complacency encourages the absolute minimum effort and makes us less likely to take risks. Complacency can lead...
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