As a manufacturing engineer and as a capital equipment salesman, I have seen what seems like every situation when it comes to the purchase and execution of a capital project. The project could be for a new machine tool or a new automated assembly line. We have primarily focused on automation, le
Is enjoying a good meal a moment of pleasure or a joyful experience? My belief is that it can be either or, depending on the mindset of the person having the meal. If it is an experience of pleasure, there is no lasting satisfaction. Pleasure is an external stimulus that is not infinitely sustainabl
Purpose in life helps to bring value and meaning to all that we do. It is the compass that determines our heading in rough or troubled times. When it hits the fan we can look to our Purpose to help guide our responses…And it will hit the fan! Here is a strategy to help determine your
In every company, the fundamentals are the same – operations, sales and marketing, finance and admin. If you want to get approval for a project, it is Important to demonstrate the benefits to each are of the business. Here is an outline of items to consider when looking to develop a proposal.
Maya Angelou said “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It occurred to me that this statement applies to more than just conversations or interactions with others. It can be applied to nearly
Every capital project is different, yet every capital project has similar components that are the fundamentals to excellent execution.
Every project should have a measurable return. Most of the time, this will be a return on capital. However, there are exceptions that focus on safety an