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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.

Data analytics and BI (business intelligence) technology is quickly embracing this new paradigm for data consumption. It addresses the notion that not everyone wants to know the same things or in the same way.

The pandemic placed a spotlight on supply chains, illuminating the downsides of just-in-time inventory management and vulnerabilities in sourcing strategies. The report highlights several ways the industry plans to change to limit future disruptions: advancements in technology, reshoring of production, growth of the supply chain as-a-service business model.

At the upper end, business success is literally won and lost on the maintenance battlefield. Identifying opportunities for savings in maintenance operations is critically important but often not easy to achieve without cutting corners.

One of the most accessible and basic continuous improvement tools is a workplace organization and visualization practice known as 5S. It has roots that go back perhaps 100 years. The 5S as we know it today seems to have roots in the CANDO system at the Ford Motor Company, adopted by Japanese industry, and translated back into English word

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship.


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