Articles by Praveen Gupta

Manufacturing Excellence: Process for Manufacturing Excellence

October 29, 2007
The United Stated has been losing its manufacturing edge for a number of years to global competitors. Research shows that we continue to use the 1950s product control principle, PDCA (plan-do-check-act), to manage processes.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Revitalizing Excellence

October 1, 2007
During the past 25 years I have seen manufacturing migration and service degradation in the U.S. economy. We first transferred manufacturing of parts or products to our offshore subsidiaries due to our inability to solve problems. Some of the problems could be solved at offshore facilities, while others remained puzzles.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Acceptance or Excellence

August 27, 2007
When we go on vacation, we want the best. When we go shopping, we expect the most for the least amount of money. When we ship to our customers, we give only acceptable product or service. I wonder why we love to receive excellence, yet prefer to give acceptable performance. There is a gap between expectations and delivery.
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