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There’s no doubt we’re entering a fascinating time for industry and in history. Self-driving cars are being built and tested as we speak; robots and automated processes are replacing mundane human effort—and making way for us to do more innovative work with our brains. There are so many new ways to imagine ourselves at work
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Why Is Six Sigma Important to Manufacturing Teams?

Anyone who has ever led a manufacturing project can attest to the fact that they have unique challenges. Nearly all projects iterate through some version of the “planning, execution and control” cycle, but manufacturing takes that to new levels. This is particularly true when you are going to be churning out a high volume of
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Liz Pearce Tells Her LiquidPlanner Story on Nathan Latka's Podcast

Recently LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce sat down for a quick chat with entrepreneur-turned-podcast star, Nathan Latka. It’s a fascinating, rapid-fire conversation about how LiquidPlanner started, along with an overview of some of the critical business data points that Liz monitors on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Latka, a successful entrepreneur in his own right,
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5 Challenges of Managing Small Project Teams

There are many great reasons to love managing a small project team. For starters, your projects are generally shorter in duration and less complex, which means you have a better chance to make an impact. In addition, communication and team-building often improve when you’re working with a small-knit team because there are fewer people to
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The Intersection of Lean Manufacturing and Project Management

Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity, a lean process
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