GARY KAPANOWSKI: Flint water crisis, same as it ever was

The updated news coming from the Flint water issue is alarming.  Government officials note the water quality is improving but not in the clear.  At the same time of this announcement, job postings for lead abatement jobs were issued by the government.  This is the denial – acceptance two step in action. Some questions that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Ways to jump-start your career

After establishing the LTU Women’s forum to assist career professional women with finding work in a new field, I realized that it is very difficult for many working professionals to understand how the job seeker can obtain the right visibility and focus to find the opportunity they are seeking.  This article will list several of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Productivity when working remotely

There are many ways to work and where to work.  The issue is how to be productive.  With many people working outside of a traditional office, new standards are needed to create a lean work environment. When possible, establish a dedicated work location. This will allow for your focus on work tasks only.  This will […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Voting process the problem using six sigma

The results from Michigan election officials were alarming from the 2016 Presidential election.  Updating voting equipment, institute early voting options for constituents, and implement post-election audits will improve the process and eliminate errors as used in most states. The errors are alarming but not sizeable enough to affect the voting outcome.  This does represent a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Voting process is the problem

The results from Michigan election officials were alarming from the 2016 Presidential election.  Updating voting equipment, institute early voting options for constituents, and implement post-election audits will improve the process and eliminate errors as used in most states. The errors are alarming but not sizeable enough to affect the voting outcome.  This does represent a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The Future of Zero Emission Cars

The 2017 Detroit Auto show started with an industry makeover, moving toward zero emission vehicles.  With the goal of efficiency, the new wave of vehicles will also offer improved air quality, more domestic energy consumption with natural gas, and improved technology to be used in other products.  This trend will only benefit the customer.  It […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The move to autonomy transportation, the ‘New Mobility’ of our time

The switch to autonomous vehicles is alluring.  Being a lean manufacturing professional, I see the waste in our current condition.  This includes loss of life and property in traffic accidents to removing wait time in transportation.  The benefits for this transition are astounding. Safety:  There are over 30,000 annual traffic deaths in the US of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Self-driving closer than you think

There is an interesting change occurring.  Babies born today will never drive cars like we do today.  Think of that statement.  It really caught my attention as I read Carol Cain’s article.  Currently, ride sharing services are going in popularity, i.e. Uber and Lyft are great examples. Maven is a new style of this service.  […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Many Pathways for Autonomous Cars

There are many companies competing for the top stop in the next generation of the automobile, autonomous vehicles.  This article describes the following groups in play for the next generation winner for transportation. Apple Project Titan: Currently reduced staff for this project.  Apple has R&D resources for this type of project and is a constant […]