Bob Werner

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    A framework for operational excellence

    2016-11-01T07:00:00

    A key vector that helps organizations sustain, grow, and establish themselves as business leaders in their respective fields on the global stage is a strong business management framework, or infrastructure, that can support and sustain continuous improvement, Kaizen, or Lean tools and Best Practices.

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    Standardization and Perfect Processes

    2016-08-01T12:09:00

    Standardization is important to sustaining high performing processes and ultimately competitive excellence. We continuously expect more out of our processes, which are expected to produce predictable results, and this is where Standardization and Continuous Improvement meet.

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    Sustaining High Performing Processes

    2016-05-01T00:04:00

    Bob Werner of RW Consulting examines the importance of sustaining high performing processes as part of a continuous improvement program.

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    Cost of Poorly Performing Processes

    2016-01-01T00:04:00

    Within continuous improvement, the Cost of Poorly Performing Processes (COP³) provides an opportunity to uncover significant amounts of waste and the associated cost to an organization.

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    nexAir’s Path to Operational Excellence

    2012-01-16T13:18:00

    nexAir (www.nexair.com), a Memphis, Tennessee- based company with revenues over $100 million, is a dominant force in the industrial gas markets in the southeastern region of the US. Its warehouse team, under the leadership of John Climer, helped establish an improved business platform for nex- Air. This came as a ...

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    nexAir’s Path to Operational Excellence

    2011-12-12T13:07:00

    Linking continuous improvement (CI) through a company’s culture to its strategic business goals is imperative to the successful implementation of CI. For example, General Electric links forty percent of top management bonuses to successful implementation of CI. Without such linkage, CI is short-lived and yields unsustainable results.

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    Independent Distributors Transforming the Playing Field

    2011-06-13T15:07:00

    Distributors must focus on solutions that take them from their current business state to a desired future business state. As discussed in my previous article, this is done “Through Customer Driven Continuous Improvement.” (See “Independent Distributors Transforming the Playing Field,” CGI, March 2011, pp. 44–46.) 

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    Independent Distributors Transforming the Playing Field

    2011-03-14T14:03:00

    Five years ago, one US distributor of gas and welding supplies, as part of their strategic planning, decided to examine the potential value of Continuous Improvement (CI) to increase operating income, gain higher margins and market share in an already saturated and exponentially competitive price-driven industry, and differentiate themselves from ...