Getting Unstuck - Easier said than done

Last month the Ever Given container ship found itself sideways in the Suez Canal--stuck there for nearly a week. While social media lit up with countless memes during that time, organizations around the world were facing the challenges of the impact on their supply chains. 

Return to Normalcy: Problem Solving Tools to Focus Your Business on Growth
As we enter the second year of the pandemic, the “new normal” provides an opportunity to refocus on growth with high-value training that is immediately relevant on the job. Led by an experienced instructor, KT LiveOnline uses a web meeting platform to provide access to the specific problem-solving and decision-making skills you want to develop.
Leading and Staffing a Workforce While the Pandemic Lingers

The pandemic is impacting organizations in many ways that are obvious to the general public, but in many not-so-obvious ways as well. From cleaning costs to investment strategies to managing remote staff, it is a lot to consider.

Agility in Decision Making Protects Your Organization
We work within an environment of rapid change that requires an agile, flexible workforce. Within an organization, a shared process for decision making clarifies how a good decision is made and how to go about doing it. It can support simple, day-to-day decisions and can be scaled up to consider a wide array of objectives and involve input from many people. 
Improve Hiring Success with Kepner-Tregoe Decision Analysis

A structured decision-making process is a standard hiring procedure in many organizations. That's not to minimize the value of an analytic approach to all kinds of decisions. But personnel decisions are a big commitment with their own set of challenges. Here's how an analytic approach can be used to improve hiring.

Hold Team Members Accountable Without Blame
Holding yourself and others accountable can have demanding connotations. Yet these important actions can dramatically improve accountability, build confidence and promote success.
AI and Problem Solving: The Ongoing Role of Humans in Manufacturing Operations
Machine learning through the accumulation and analysis of vast amounts of data can allow for quick, machine-driven solutions to many common manufacturing problems. But, at least for now, when problems occur beyond an algorithm’s intended scope, manufacturing operations require specific, human responses.
Problem Solved! Tackling a Recurring Defect

When advanced problem-solving skills were introduced and applied during training, the team improved their ability to use data effectively and demonstrated it by solving a defect issue that had eluded resolution for months.

Aligning the Four Rs of Decision-Making: Results, Resources, Restrictions, Risk

Consider the type of decision you are facing before determining the way to go about resolving it. Sometimes past experiences, going with your gut or simply flipping a coin is enough. However, looking ahead by knowing your objectives can save time and trouble later on and asking What could go wrong? before taking action can improve your results.

Frontline Workers: The Heroes of Operational Excellence

The mentality that frontline workers should “just run the machine” is shifting. Driving continuous improvement and achieving OPEX starts on the floor - with your frontline workers. 

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