Supply chain disruption: the primary concern that continues to be at the forefront of many organizations' strategy building. Two years have passed since Covid-19's inception, and supply chain concerns seem compunded.

In this month's blog, Supply Chain Disruptions - The Revenge of Variation, our CEO William Hathaway dives into the ongoing global supply chain problems and what to do about the variation at the root of the problem.

 
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Looking Ahead: Next Month's Blog

Labor shortages are forcing us to do the same work with fewer people, leading to more multitasking behavior. However, numerous studies show that the more multitasking we do, the more errors we make. Resident Ph.D. and Master Black Belt Lars Maaseidvaag will discuss how we can avoid this using Lean methods.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 
Register for our Master Series, Supply Chain Disruption: Modeling for Resiliency

Supply chain disruptions and labor constraints are challenging operations across many industries. Join us on October 26th, November 2nd and 9th for a supply chain master series, as our resident Ph.D. and Master Black Belt Lars Maaseidvaag models various scenarios using the Process Playground.

 

FOR YOUR PERSONAL ENHANCEMENT

 
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Can You Design Against Complexity?

A recent article published by UXDesign.com presented a challenge that most designers face when presented with an intricate and detailed issue. The key to designing for complexity? Avoid it altogether.

Read Designing Against Complexity

 
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Join in on the Summertime Fun!

Have you been following along with us on our Process Playground LinkedIn series? So far, we've seen some impressive models of water park fun, grocery store planning, and tasty ice cream treats. If you haven't submitted a model yet, now is the best time to join in on the fun! Follow the EngineRoom page for weekly updates and new challenges.

 

MORESTEAM COMPANY UPDATE

 
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We've Added a New Team Member!

MoreSteam recently welcomed Michaela Collins to the team as a Customer Relations Specialist. We are eager for you to build a relationship with her, who we are confident will deliver the same excellent service we strive to provide.

Please continue to contact support@moresteam.com if there is anything you need.

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

 

America is continuing to feel the effects of The Great Retirement as organizations search for more unique ways to incentivize new hires. The latest “soft benefit” trending in the tech world is the four-day work week. Let’s say your company was thinking about making the switch. 

  • How would you go about ‘eliminating’ eight hours’ worth of waste per week per employee while still maintaining your key performance indicators? 
  • Would reducing work hours maximize process efficiency or hinder it? How will human nature affect that data? 
  • Assume you came to this decision after employing DMAIC to solve the problem. What would you do in the control phase to ensure that your KPIs are met and employee morale remains high?

Don't forget to secure your spot for our supply chain master series! Upon completing this three-week virtual course, you'll earn a certificate in supply chain modeling. The first class kicks off on August 10th!

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