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: Timing is everything, especially when the 2008 financial crisis occurred

This is to document that Ford Motor Company was in worse condition than both General Motors and Chrysler in 2006 and needed a revised mortgage of $23.6 billion to allow its restructuring to implement change.  This allowed for Ford to operate through the 2008 financial crisis without the immediate worry of bankruptcy facing the other […]

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: 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 […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Psychologist explains the key to spotting a liar

According to one expert, there is no one sign that can tell you if someone is lying.  The best approach is to review all aspects of communication, such as facial expressions, posture, and speech.  Since lying is challenging work for someone to suppress all aspects of lying, one or more of these actionable areas will […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Continuous Improvement Project Log

When a team completes a continuous improvement project, everyone feels a sense of pride and joy in doing good work for other team members and the organization.  As the Lean journey continues, the question becomes how do we learn from our mistakes to become better and faster?  The best way to do this is though […]