Since 1985 APLOMET has helped organizations get the foundations right. A business strategy must be supported by effectively functioning operational processes, and we help organizations design, manage, measure and improve these processes.
ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Many organizations have recurring problems that their corrective action process does not effectively address. The cause is often
Musings: My Blog
I recently attended a great webinar by a guru on Visual Inspection. Here's the video And here's a link to his book on the topic.
My 2013 book on Performance Metrics sold well for a while, but the publisher decided to put it out to pasture last year. So I'm making the PDF version available for free. Just download it here.
Blaise Pascal's (1623-1662) famous quote: “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” We need to add, "without a TV, computer or smartphone." It's amazing what the mind can do when it has time to work alone, without all the...
Yes, it can be erroneous at times, but to fear it or not use it for what it's good at makes absolutely no sense. I asked it what an organization might do if they're having "line clearance" errors, and here's what it said: Line clearance is an important process in...
Thought it might be interesting to see what ChatGPT might say about potential problems with incentive systems. Here's what it came up with: Case Study: Incentive System for Management Leads to Short-Term Thinking Introduction A manufacturing company, ABC Inc., was...
In many ways the quality profession had just been going along with the program ... focusing on compliance and performance of organizations and their processes. I believe if we want to really have an impact we should shift or add a focus on Critical Thinking. Adopting...