Gary Kapanowski: Three scenarios that result in a rebound for oil

The recent price deflation in oil was a shock to many investors and conventional wisdom.  No one has answered the real question of the reasons why the oil supply has exceeded demand.  Many point to the increase in the hydraulic fracturing in the US for the increase in supply.  This does has some effect but […]

Gary Kapanowski: No Left Turns

I was reading an article about UPS drivers that was interesting: all UPS drivers follow company private GPS software that provides routes without left turns. For many of us, this would be a welcome addition to our navigation systems. As Lean Six Sigma professionals, we can quickly identify this as a Lean (FLOW) issue. Applying […]

Gary Kapanowski: War on Waste?

Lately, there has been many business reviews and discussion on the “war on waste”. The latest is a newsletter from the Las Vegas Lean Institute. Displaying the principles of war from the German general Major General Karl Von Clausewitz extends our “LEAN EYES” far beyond the work place. I thought it would be a good […]

Gary Kapanowski: Price of Oil and ISIS

Charting the oil price per barrel is a key metric on the global economy and overall peace and stability in the world. Starting from a ceiling level of $147 per barrel in 2010, today’s current level at $80 indicates there is no real fear factor in the market of an oil slowdown. This is the […]

Gary Kapanowski: Saudis, other Gulf States to oppose OPEC output cuts – Predicted here

As predicted in previous blogs, the Gulf nations agreed to oppose any cut to OPEC production despite the falling oil prices per barrel. As reported on 10/16/14, these members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries do not want to lose any share in global oil markets. The next meeting is in Vienna on […]

Gary Kapanowski: Can OPEC Remain Together Amid Falling Oil Prices?

This is a follow-up article on some recent news regarding the oil cartel OPEC. Many of the members are complaining due to the falling prices for oil and lack of production adjustment to stabilize the oil price. At this time it’s a good reminder to understand why OPEC was created. It was founded to leverage […]

Gary Kapanowski: Oil Supremacy – Saudi Arabia and North Dakota

In the Oil news, as the price drops to under $3 a gallon of gas, the production from Saudi Arabia is said to remain the same to keep market share of the demand. This has been predicted by many analysts since the belief in the market is that the Saudi Arabian producers can win any […]