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Problem Solving

What Does a Good Problem-Solving Culture Look Like?

Too many organizations lack structure around finding root causes and fixing them, and instead just go looking for someone to blame.

 
 

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EV Dilemma Heating Up

How does scorching heat along the West Coast impact the growing trend towards vehicle electrification?

 
 

 
Green Card

The H-1B Visa Process Is Getting Easier—and Tougher

Expect increased scrutiny, plus uncertainty and easing of some restrictions.

 
 

 
Supply Chain Clouds

Costs Up, Capacity Down: 9 Supply Chain Strategies for Tough Times

Shifting from reactive to proactive can be done – with creativity and persistence.

 
 

 
Semiconductor Shortage

No Quick Fix for Semiconductor Shortage

Overordering, growth in 5G automation and limited production are all ongoing factors.

 
 

 
Pondering

Why ‘4.0’ Is Often 3.0, and Smart Is Not Always Intelligent

Solving complex problems with even more complex solutions is a guarantee for even more problems.

 
 

 
Ultium Battery Pack

GM to Source Lithium for EV Batteries from US-Based Startup

Controlled Thermal Resources says it can extract lithium in a way with a smaller environmental footprint than traditional methods.

 
 

 
John Deere

Deere & Company and Iowa Are Growing Local Talent

“The key to capturing the interest of the high school students is reaching them before they even attended high school. We needed to show them a line of sight and provide a structured path to get them there," says David Ottavianelli of Deere & Co.

 
 

 
Two employees on the Industry 4.0 Development program – Jordan Klotz ( left) and Collie Crawford ( right) discuss shortcuts for “pick and place” routines on the robots teach pendant for the new automated dishwasher spray arm assembly cell.

There’s An Engineering Skills Gap and GE Appliances Is Solving It

The company created its Industry 4.0 Development program to staff its smart factories.

 
 

 
Lean Failure

Just-in-Time's Skewering Is Undeserved

The problem is flawed implementation, not the system itself.

 
 

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