Nektar Data Systems Blog

  • Short Interval Control (SIC): How to Stay On Task and On Time

    short-interval-controlTakeaway: Short Interval Control is a powerful structure for removing variation and staying on task and on time.   If you have any processes or activities where variation is an issue, Short Interval Control can ...
  • Evaluate and Balance Workloads

    work task balanceTakeaway: When we learn to properly evaluate and balance workloads, we improve what we do and how we do it. We create a blueprint for success. Our businesses operate as a series of ...
  • Why Reporting is the Foundation to Building a Strong Safety Culture

    data scoreboardTakeaway:  We are performance driven. Progress motivates us. When we can’t see it, we lose motivation. Therefore, scoreboards are necessary at sporting events. Remove the scoreboard, and you no longer have a ...
  • The Power of the Hack

    power of the hackTakeaway: The “Hack,” refers to innovation. A more efficient way of accomplishing any task. We need hacks. They protect our time and save us money. I remember when the word “Hack,” was a ...
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

    Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)Takeaway: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process that maximizes the productivity of equipment for its entire life cycle and will extend the life of the equipment.   Evolution of Maintenance How we approach equipment ...
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

    Overall Equipment EffectivenessTakeaway: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a popular metric which can be used to measure how well companies use equipment. OEE is used to drive up performance and reduce equipment-related issues. Maximizing equipment ...
  • Data Rich, Information Poor Syndrome

    Data RichTakeaway: We must be able to manage the data we collect. Data needs to be translated into relevant information. We want to avoid analysis paralysis and Data Rich Information Poor (DRIP) syndrome. ...
  • Fire, Ready, Aim!

    Fire Ready AimBetter Than; Ready, Aim, Fire Takeaway: We can hesitate to get in the game. Progress happens when we have data to work with. We get data by acting. We learn, adjust and continue ...
  • Driving Excellence: Management Control and Reporting System (MCRS)

    graphs data collectionTakeaway – Management Control and Reporting Systems (MCRS) reveals how businesses need to take great care in designing information gathering and reporting. Information is to our businesses what oxygen is to our ...
  • Burning Platform Issues: The Leverage They Provide

    burning platform Takeaway – Burning platform issues arise over the horizon as threats, and yet they provide opportunity. We need to scan for problems and leverage them for company growth continuously.   What is too ...