Category Archives: Manufacturing

What America Still Needs (Part 2)

In my last blog, I talked about the role of the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria for Performance Excellence in enabling organizations of all kinds to achieve sustainable high performance. As I stated, a critical factor in this is the … Continue reading

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The Jobs of the Future: How Can We Help?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey The Baldrige Program was created to help manufacturers be more competitive, and it has endorsed Manufacturing Day for years, doing what it can to help connect Baldrige community members, especially schools, with manufacturers and to promote … Continue reading

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Which Way to Operational Excellence?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Dorothy: Now which way do we go? Scarecrow: Pardon me, this way is a very nice way. Dorothy: Who said that? [Toto barks at scarecrow] Dorothy: Don’t be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don’t talk. Scarecrow: [points … Continue reading

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Where to Find Guidance to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Not too long ago, Industry Week hosted a webinar “Five Characteristics for Competitive Advantage: What Discrete Manufacturers Need to Grow and Flourish,” and those five characteristics just happen to line up with the management practices found … Continue reading

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A Leadership Retreat for a Company Under Fire

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Recent news has been flooded with stories of companies accused of corporate greed, bucking regulations, reporting losses in the U.S. (thus not paying taxes) but profits overseas, privatizing what they are doing using data and research … Continue reading

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