New Ideas for Operations Excellence

Todd Hudson's Maverick Thinking on Improving Speed, Quality, Safety and Costs
The Cobots Are Coming!

The Cobots Are Coming!

The pandemic isn’t just creating new tectonic changes in the workplace – it’s also accelerating pre-pandemic changes. Today, I want to fill you in on one of those, an operations trend that will sweep across globe like wildfire now that Covid-019 has lit the match: Cobots. (Article 6 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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Solving Problems in the Pandemic: What to Do When it Hits the Fan

Solving Problems in the Pandemic: What to Do When it Hits the Fan

When it hits the fan, it’s time to get into problem solving mode! But when you try to do that, you’ll find that COVID-19 is going to impede your efforts. Your people can’t, like they used to, just all pile into a conference room with gallons of coffee and dozens of donuts and spend hours (maybe even days?) arguing the issues and thinking of ideas to try. (Article 5 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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Sh*t Still Happens. Plan For It Before Your Ramp-Up.

Sh*t Still Happens. Plan For It Before Your Ramp-Up.

So let’s say you really nail the standard work and your ramp-up is going great. What happens next? WHAM! Something you didn’t plan for. Something you couldn’t plan for because you couldn’t even see it coming. (Article 4 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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Don’t Just Restart. Rethink!

Don’t Just Restart. Rethink!

  Welcome to article #3 in my "Climbing the Reopen Mountain" series on using OpEx methods to help you face pandemic-driven changes. For more articles on this topic, see my blog list.  "Today isn't a restart. It's a rethink."  I love this line from an IBM ad. It...

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Working to Relieve Coronavirus Medical Supply Shortages? We Want to Help

Working to Relieve Coronavirus Medical Supply Shortages? We Want to Help

At the Maverick Institute for Operations Excellence we want to bring our expertise to the coronavirus fight. If you’re working to relieve shortages of medical supplies, or testing for/treating Covid 19, Head Maverick Todd Hudson will be happy to work with you – free of charge – via video conference to help you ramp up production and/or rapidly train workers in new skills and/or safety protocols.

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Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices

Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices

Todd's Been Awfully Quiet Lately. What's He Been Up to? Well, one of several really cool things I’ve been doing in 2018 is writing my new ebook, Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices (another thing I've been up to is applying Lean to EH&S and research laboratories,...

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