APLOMET was created in August 1985 by Duke Okes as a private training/consulting firm focused on quality management.
During the next 38 years he served Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, and start-ups in the manufacturing, healthcare, education, government
He retired in December 2023 but still speaks and writes on quality related topics. He has also returned to some of his earlier loves (such as reading science fiction and detective-like books), studying subjects he had bypassed earlier in life but has remained curious about, as well as continuing looking to the future.
Musings: My Blog
I've shifted more of my time to reading fiction this year. Here are my Top 3 Recommendations: Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson Burn-In, by Peter Singer and August Cole Borrowed Time, by John Nolte
The program was put on hiatus for a year or so in order to do a review. Information regarding the future is summarized in this post. Key issues/changes include: Recognize role models of resilience and long term success The evaluation process will focus more on...
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...