Half of Canadian Manufacturers have Immediate Labour Shortages

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Report The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) recently released a report titled “Canada’s Manufacturing Labour Market”, December 2012. It presents the results of a survey of Canadian companies. Available at http://www.cme-mec.ca/download.php?file=hazfxtij.pdf There’s a lot of very good information in this report and is well worth reading. The findings are disturbing. I […]

John Cleese on Creativity

“Tap into Creativity” is one of the 12 best practices for rapid improvement. The smarts of your people may be one of the greatest underutilized assets in your company. The best answers to a company’s challenges can come from employees. Ask them how to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve profitability, have more satisfied customers and […]

Rapid Improvement Program – Strategies

Rapid Improvement Program Strategies – Start with Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership In previous sections of this story, JadaTrack was struggling to maintain a viable business. The company now moves into transformation to build and grow the company rapidly. In the last installment James presented 12 Best Practices to transform the company. “Why are these improvement strategies […]

Rapid Improvement Program

Transformation through a Rapid Improvement Program In previous sections of this story, JadaTrack was struggling to maintain a viable business. The company now moves into transformation to build and grow the company rapidly. Ryan Vail asked James Franklin to meet with JadaTrack’s management team for what he called an “Overview” meeting. It would provide an […]

Chain Reaction Is On Amazon and iTunes in eBook Format

Chain Reaction, the business management book I’ve been blogging chunks of here, is available at Amazon and iTunes.  So far we’ve covered part I. Part II – Transformation – continues after the holidays and follows the story into the turnaround of JadaTrack to profitable growth. Before, it was available in hard copy only. It’s available […]