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Capturing Data Digitally: Has something been lost?

Before the digital revolution and Industry 4.0, it was emphasized that engagement in problem solving increased when associates tracked data and followed trends by hand.  This tactile engagement helped associates to see problems and their root causes more readily.  This eventually led them to become more creative…


Why are some companies able to sustain their progress? (FREE Webinar)

Join FocalPoint Coaches Jerry Pilewski and Mike Ungar for their next Business Advantage free webinar on February 23rd from Noon to 1 PM. Why are some companies able to sustain their progress? It is because of their Lean Culture. Why is Toyota so successful? It is a…


Are Your Continuous Improvement Processes Working?

Thank goodness 2020 is over!  What a crazy year.  COVID-19 dominated the economy and impacted how businesses had to operate to keep everyone healthy and safe.  There was racial unrest, and it was a Presidential election year, both of which dominated the news cycles along with COVID-19. …


What are you going to choose for your New Year’s Resolutions?

Many just want to put 2020 behind them.  For most it has been a year like no other.  Regardless of how 2020 has affected you, it will soon be a thing of the past.  With December half over, what are you going to choose for your New…


Have you started to deploy Industry 4.0?

It is early morning, and you get out of bed after a restless night of sleep.  You go through your normal morning routine.  You are pre-occupied with something you saw in a blog you read yesterday.  A small manufacturer was explaining how Industry 4.0 is being deployed…



Are the numbers being tracked on the production floor improving business results?

“You manage what you measure.”  This philosophy is originally attributed to William Thomson, otherwise known as Lord Kelvin a noted Scottish mathematician and physicist in 1883 and popularized in modern day business by Peter Drucker.  All manufacturers know that to manage performance, you must measure it.  This…


Life Cycle of a Business; FREE Webinar

Business Advantage; Proven Business Practices To Achieve Enhanced Results Join FocalPoint Coaches Jerry Pilewski and Mike Ungar for their next Business Advantage free webinar on October 27th from Noon to 1 PM for: Life Cycle of a Business The natural laws of business are like gravity –…


Do your employees know “why” they do “what” they do?

When I worked for Michelin, people would ask me, “What do you do for Michelin?”  Almost always, my first answer was “I make tires.”  This would normally be followed by, “No really, what do you do for Michelin?”  I would explain my role within the company and…


Are you short on time? Not enough hours in the day?

Business Advantage! Proven Business Practices!  To Achieve Enhanced Results Join FocalPoint Coaches Jerry Pilewski and Mike Ungar for their next Business Advantage free webinar on September 22nd from Noon to 1 PM for: Eat That Frog – Time Management You can do anything . . . But…