PERSPECTIVES

Kevin McManus 

Performance by Kevin McManus

Hidden talents: Look and ye shall find
How do we use the hidden talents of our team members better? The first step involves recognizing when we inaccurately rely on labels and appearances. After recognizing that affliction, we can learn to ask better questions to determine the types of skills we have on the team. Sadly, the biggest constraint to finding hidden talent often lies in our belief that we are the best at something.

Paul Engle 

Management by Paul Engle

A nexus of forces is changing everything
The nexus of forces represents power to organizations willing to take risk. Amazon revolutionized the book industry by providing a convenient, risk-free method of purchasing books online. They capitalized on this success by offering hundreds of thousands of consumer items and selling electronic books, music and movies. Their greatest achievement launched an entirely new industry – cloud computing.

Amanda Mewborn 

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Innovation in action at Mayo Clinic
I have the great pleasure of planning HSPIC 2015 with a fantastic group of volunteers, including Tarun Mohan Lal of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A recent trip to a client gave me the chance to take a "field trip" to see Lal and witness firsthand how the Mayo Clinic has earned its stellar reputation in healthcare.

James A. Tompkins 

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins

Supply chains as competitive weapons
There are nine components to creating supply chains that are “competitive weapons,” and the overall process of creating such supply chains is based on strategy, structure, implementation and execution, an overall process I frequently refer to as SSIE.

 
Bill Sterchak
 

Member Forum by Bill Sterchak

Just like riding a bike
One appealing aspect of industrial engineering is how it takes a scientific approach to common sense. Sadly, you never see common sense trending because it is seldom glamorous or flashy. And it always seems to be in such short supply. As with any discipline, theory looks sound on paper, but the challenge lies in making theory work in real life – or where the rubber meets the road.

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