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Top Links of the Week for Pursuing Excellence

It is the desire of the entire RCI Team to join with you in your pursuit of excellence, organizationally and personally.

Every week we will compile a list of articles that we have found to be particularly helpful relating to Leadership, Human Resources, Operational Excellence, Data Analytics, Quality, and Supply Chain Management.

“Regulation will be limited in its ability to fix any of the issues we’re seeing now at the ports and in the maritime market,” said Nimesh Modi, CEO of BookYourCargo, which works with both shippers and carriers on solving capacity shortages and container backlogs constraining drayage operations at ports across the world. Rather, he says, data and greater integrations between shippers and carriers are paramount to handling the current capacity crises and to establish a more sustainable working relationship between maritime freight shippers and carriers.

Building a culture of continuous improvement is not easy and can take a considerable amount of time. However, it is very possible, and results will be felt within months, if not weeks, of seriously embarking on a journey to continuous improvement.

By achieving a normalised view across production lines, manufacturers can realise distinct advantages in the form of efficiency gains, increased throughput, improved quality and reduced utility consumption across their enterprise. But how can this be achieved?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends employers use "multiple layers of protection," including mask wearing, physical distancing and testing, to safeguard unvaccinated and otherwise at-risk workers and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT) is a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses effectively train and retain employees by providing skills upgrades and process improvement training for existing, full-time employees.

We are currently reading this book on applying continuous improvement principles in the "knowledge work" or white collar spaces within an organization. We highly recommend senior leaders take some time to read this, and consider how to apply the same principles in the office that you are deploying on the shop floor.

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