Adversities versus Miracles

Adversities are events that we don’t look forward to.  They are the disasters that set us back, the incidents which lead to outcomes that we rather not face.  Adversity is the unfavourable situation that we run into or that arrives in untimely fashion. Adversities have become more prominent in our daily lives and even ifContinue reading “Adversities versus Miracles”

Pursuing Perfection Beyond the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

An ad promotes an Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) subscription plans.  On the bottom in small fine print is written “30% minimum speed at 80& reliability.” The Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in a memorandum in 2011 mandated that ISPs should provide at least 80% service reliability to customers:  An ISP therefore should be able toContinue reading “Pursuing Perfection Beyond the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)”

We Need Better Monitoring Systems

Most executives like performance measures.  Otherwise known as metrics, key performance indicators (KPI’s), analytics, or scorecards, enterprises embrace performance measures as a means to assess how their businesses are doing. The point of a performance measure is to check how an individual or team is doing against a target that is set by superiors.  (NoContinue reading “We Need Better Monitoring Systems”

Why We Need to Build Supply Chains

Enterprises are planning to rebuild their supply chains in the wake of the pandemic of 2020.  Well, no, not really.  Many enterprises are planning to resume production and boost inventories in the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic.1 Some firms will narrow their product lines to those that are in high demand (e.g. toilet paper).  OthersContinue reading “Why We Need to Build Supply Chains”