Blog Topics

  • Yes, it's personal

    Yes, it's personal

    July 5, 2016

    I'm often asked "Jim, what is the single most important thing we, as an organization, can do to better facilitate a schedule change."

  • 5 Signs that you may need a new shift schedule

    June 30, 2016

    Shift schedules rarely fail overnight.  Typically, there are plenty of warning signs; signs that tell you to take action before it's too…

  • The impact of overtime on salaried personnel

    June 28, 2016

    Since president Obama signed (28 May 2016) legislation raising the minimum bar for salaried people to qualify for overtime, I have been getting two…

  • Change Management

    January 19, 2016

    Let’s suppose someone walked into your office and said, “I just did some math and it looks like we need to make a change.” At that…

  • Preparation is part of Doing

    November 9, 2015

    I just saw a post on LinkedIn where a LEAN expert mentioned that 20% of implementing LEAN is having the right tools. The other 80% is mindset. In…