Insights & Perspectives

Rich Cary

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What Does it Mean to Be a Fearless Leader?

What would it look like if the frontline leaders in your business were truly fearless?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING MARATHON MANAGER

"The best firefighters are often the biggest arsonists" - anonymous 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PUBLISHED ON THE MADEINDAYTON BLOG AND WRITTEN BY DEFINITY RUN-IMPROVE-GROW MASTER, RICH CARY.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THE "THREE S" SIOP IMPLMENTATION MODEL

The great recession of 2008-2010 changed everything for US manufacturers. At the risk of sounding like Mr. Obvious the rapid decline in manufacturing orders, followed by the slow and sputtering recovery in new factory orders starting in 2010, has completely changed the     landscape for US manufacturers. The old rules just don't seem to apply anymore, and nowhere is that more prominently seen than in how companies manage their Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEARLY TWENTY YEARS AGO I HEARD A FABLE THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY I LOOK AT LEADING CHANGE.

Nearly twenty years ago I heard a fable that forever changed the way I look at leading change.  I was working at my first manufacturing job as a supervisor for a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, and had the benefit of a Japanese sensei that was assigned to teach me the ropes of manufacturing.