Automotive

Should Your Company Start a Manufacturing Apprentice Program?

By | 2018-03-20T19:28:19+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive, Leading Lean, Lean Training, Management, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

A manufacturing apprentice program is one of the best ways to ensure quality workplace performance. Often apprentice programs are overlooked because business owners and recruiters assume that a college education or vocational program has provided adequate preparation for their future employees. They are confident that satisfactory transition from textbook to factory floor can easily be achieved [...]

Don’t be Afraid to Experiment

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Automotive|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Late last year, I finally traded in my trusty Ford Focus for a new (to me) lightly used 2014 Ford Focus. (It has 18,000 miles on it) It is a great car, I really like it. But that is not what I wanted to tell you about. This Focus happens to be a Flex Fuel car. [...]

Lean Auto Safety

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:24+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Automotive, Safety|Tags: , , , , , , |

The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads in 2015, which saw the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century. This will make 2015 the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2007. The number of injuries and the costs associated with traffic accidents also rose significantly, according [...]