Monday, August 18, 2008
Why do you want the training? I am not opposed to learning or most forms of training... but I am opposed to people not doing their jobs. Take someone in a position of some authority. A "working" team leader on afternoons, supervising a workgroup of six skilled laborers (in addition to their own active role in day to day operations). Is their job to become a master at the finer points of Lean Six Sigma or is their job to be the "go to person" in the Demand Planning department on the afternoon shift? See my concern? For me, that is where the Chicago 2008 Trade Events program fills a real need. Forget for a minute that I am speaking (in session 204 with S. "Mani" Manivannan from Rolls-Royce) on Real Time Performance Management issues. If you are in manufacturing, you ought to be at this event. At least those of you with reasonable access to Chicago. I preached (among other things) in Purple Curve Effect (PCE) that the combination of a SME (subject matter expert) and a good consultant is the best way to quickly make improvements. From there, steps would be taken to make the improvements of the "lasting" variety. But if you are a Demand Planner (or whatever!), and you love your job (when things go as planned — no pun intended), you should be free to explore the bounds of your chosen profession. And therefore, not be required to morph into something you are not. -ski P.S. There is still time to register for Chicago 2008. Plus, PDFs of my book are available for FREE as a download. Paperback copies are now just $14.00USD plus three bucks shipping. Should I mention that all books go out USPS Priority Mail? Yes, I am paying $4.80 to ship your book ASAP... but only charging you three bucks. Why? The material is that good. And, there are so many idiots screaming "the sky is falling" that you need to hear a voice of reason. Sooner, rather than later! Bulk pricing available for companies that want everyone to hear the good news. Free round of golf on Hilton Head Island to the person that gets Bob Nardelli to buy my book for Chrysler LLC employees. Yes Bob, The Ice Cream Maker was a good choice. PCE is now the perfect catalyst to make something happen with that new-found knowledge. IMNSHO. ---- Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey, Jonah Strategy, Tactics & Execution Dover, OH | Hilton Head Island, SC | Las Vegas, NV Cell: +1 330.432.3533 tag: National Manufacturing Week; Chicago, IL ©2008 Throughput.us LLC. All rights reserved.
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