A performance plan differs from a conventional plan in that it is a proactive document. It is designed for continuous use throughout the year as a guide and reference tool to direct the leader and his or her unit's activities. The primary purpose of a performance plan is to create results and maximize performance.
While some cases of food fraud are due to the efforts of unscrupulous processors, some honest food companies are unknowingly producing items containing fraudulent ingredients.
The technology to prevent errors is already available. Automated pharmacy compounding systems have existed for more than a decade — it’s just that too few pharmacies use them
Godzilla could learn a thing or two from cheap natural gas in terms of frightening people. All you have to say is “natural gas” and a lot of people in the biobased world turn pale, tremble, and scamper into corners.
While manufacturing executives remain optimistic about growth, they are well aware that potential obstacles remain. Success in this era of seemingly permanent volatility requires flexibility and agility in their operations.
Despite approaching 2012 with cautious optimism, manufacturers expressed concern about a wide range of factors that could prevent them from reaching their goals. Uncertainty about customer demand and rising commodities costs topped their list.
When skeptics or unwilling participants are the first ones through the system and they meet the first bump in the road, they will present the roughness of the path as proof that the plan is flawed and cannot succeed.
Accepting the axiom that business and process improvement is fundamentally an outcome of changed behavior, we must address how to lead a change in behavior.
While 95 percent of teens agree that risk-taking is required for innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM — careers, 46 percent say they are afraid to fail or uncomfortable taking risks to solve problems, according to an ASQ survey conducted by Kelton Global.
These five practices will help you augment your current marketing strategy by being prepared for success in an increasingly device- and context-ready world.
If we are really going to make progress in doubling exports, governments need to do some market research of their own to find out more about Type 1 and Type 2 manufacturers and what they really want and need to get into the export game.
The vast majority of small- and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) do not do market research or written business plans. So how can government agencies help SMMs export?
It’s an old adage, but it very much applies to benchmarking. An independent source will always see more issues than someone stuck inside the forest.
Incorporating automated equipment into food manufacturing processes can offer a wealth of benefits. Matt Wicks of Intelligrated explains how food processors can best harness automated technologies.
For the smaller juniors, this is not a long-term game and blowing all your capital to drill a single unconventional well in a risky frontier won't pay off. Canada still has plenty to offer for juniors.