Month: April 2013

Move the Table

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President There’s a method that’s routinely used in Japanese manufacturing companies to ensure they’re working as efficiently as possible – PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act). It works off the understanding that if you want to improve a process, you don’t simply go out and start making changes. You spend a LOT
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“We Want Perfection.”

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President I recently attended a talk given by one of the vice presidents at Honda America, where he addressed what his company is looking for from their suppliers. “We want perfection,” he said. The crowd gave a nervous laugh. But it’s true. A company like Honda doesn’t get to the
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Sharpen Your Axe

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President It seems like I’m constantly Googling terms that I think I know, but upon further reflection, realize need clarification. It still amazes me that with just a few clicks of my mouse, I’m able to get any answer to any question under the sun. I found myself talking to
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