Process Improvement

Why your plant is like a rock band

April 9, 2018

Stay in tune and don’t let competing egos threaten the harmony of your organization By Tom Moriarty for Plant Services Magazine Plant Services, April 9, 2018 I have a neighbor, Tim, who is a talented bass guitarist. Not long ago,…

Why guidance is critical to a good management system

January 8, 2018

A bad system will defeat good leaders, so create a structure that supports success By Tom Moriarty for Plant Services Magazine Plant Services, January 8, 2018 An organization’s culture can be defined by what most people do, most of the…

Three legs of the digital transformation stool

December 14, 2017

Connectivity, mobility, and usability are foundational. By Sheila Kennedy for Plant Services Magazine Plant Services, December 14, 2017 That today’s technology has the power to transform industrial business is without question. Digital transformation, or digitalization, is the aspiration for many…

‘I get it…my boss doesn’t’

August 23, 2017

Is your boss risk-averse? How to boost leadership credibility and your chances of getting projects approved. By Tom Moriarty, Alidade MER Plant Services, August 23, 2017 I’ve been delivering to supervisors and managers a set of workshops on the Accountability…

Who’s deciding who does what?

March 31, 2017

Set priorities and boundaries for task allocation to optimize everyone’s time. By Tom Moriarty for Plant Services Magazine Plant Services, March 31, 2017 An engineering manager supporting a maintenance organization was distraught. He had several people giving him direction on…

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