Letter From the Editor

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Ron CrabtreeHappy birthday, America! July is in full swing with plenty of heat, although we’re also having more rain than is typical for our northern climate. I hope you all had time for some cookouts and fireworks earlier this month.

Our featured article this month comes from Roberto Segovia III. Roberto, a Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Production Technician (MSSC), has some great insights on getting your Lean Six Sigma initiative up and running successfully. You won’t want to miss this concise guide.

Next, Stephen Cherlet talks about the surprising relationship he found with Lean Manufacturing and a catchy tune from 1972. Who knew that you could put such a great introduction to Lean concepts to music? Stephen’s article is sure to put a smile on your face.

Do you ever feel like you and your team members aren’t all speaking the same language? Maybe you’re having issues with Gender Speak? Sylvia Lafair is back this month to show us how men and women are different in their communication styles, and how to adapt your own style to improve the delivery of your message.

Finally, Forrest Breyfogle III shares a video clip of his own with ideas on how to resolve many business management system issues. If your organization has employed more than one process improvement system, Forrest can show you how to best integrate all your new improvements and keep your teams running smoothly.

This month, I’m thrilled to present Patricia Linn as our featured consultant. Patricia is a senior development and marketing strategist with more than 25 years of experience in her field. She presents a recent case study involving the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association Discover Sailing and Discover Boating Programs.

Tell me, readers, what type of content here on MetaOps MagEzine are you most interested in? What would you like to see presented in future issues? Have any of our topics motivated you to disagree, add information or present a differing viewpoint? If so, please do take a moment to either comment on the article or to send me your Letter to the Editor. Your input and participation makes MetaOps MagEzine a success.

I’d also like to invite industry professionals and executives to share their wisdom with us by becoming a MetaOps MagEzine contributing writer. You can use this link to be put in touch with our editor for more information and our editorial guidelines.

Don’t forget, all work and no play… Now have a great summer!

Ron Crabtree

 

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