Directing is a competency covering both leadership and management for getting the teams successfully achieve the goals after reviewing the reports

Utilisation and Overall Equipment Effectiveness

I remember preparing the “Machine Utilisation File” in the 1980s for every new machine commissioned by me as a manufacturing engineer. My job was to track the utilisation of this newly commissioned machine till it achieved 75% of 24 hours. The formula was very simple – Planned Cycle Time multiplied with Good Quantity Produced divided […]

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Job Description, Evaluation and Fit Assessment

The first time I heard of job description and job evaluation was way back in 1980s during my Industrial Engineering program. During my early days in Bosch, as a manufacturing engineer, I had to describe and evaluate the jobs for deciding the job grade for workmen. My work would then be checked, approved, and released

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Mastering ten challenges to sustainable progress

In December 2012, after 26 years of an enriching Corporate Career, I decided to start my Entrepreneurship Career, with a dream of Creating Exceptional Leaders and World Class Companies. Instead of leveraging my acknowledged expertise in world class manufacturing and branding myself as a Lean, TPM, ToC, SPC, KT, 8D, MBO, BSC, MIS, ERP or

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Common Understanding

My earlier blog was on understanding the stakeholder expectations, a prerequisite to create value for each of them through the shared purpose, as is the primary objective of any business. Today, I am continuing with the next topic of creating a common understanding of the shared purpose, an inspiring one of course, and the current

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Stakeholder Expectations

Last week I had written the blog “The dream of any company” on the proven path, seemingly ideal, taken by world class companies in consistently creating value to its stakeholders. This week, I will explain how we have been helping our clients develop a common understanding of the expectations of their stakeholders using doHow®, our

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Planning and Committing in a VUCA World

I am sure many of you would have heard the statement “Planning is our biggest problem”. Now that the demand is slowly picking up, in many companies, especially the smaller ones, planning seems to be an unsurmountable problem. As I started writing this blog, I remembered one of my many exceptional bosses, Mr Böhmler, telling

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Dozen Success Factors

Now that I have completed developing the doHow® Business Excellence APP based on the success factors, I observed, in those companies that continued to thrive through Covid19, I am starting my weekly blogs. I must state that all the companies with or without these success factors suffered substantially from Covid19, while those practicing these dozen

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