Nektar Data Systems Blog

  • 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 ...
  • Creating Dynamic Tension for Positive Change

    setting-business-goalsTakeaway – Understanding dynamic tension opens a doorway to possibilities. We use dynamic tension to gain control and achieve our goals. Driving change in our personal life and our business life is ...
  • Scoreboards for Driving Effort

    time clockKey takeaway – Sports scoreboards are the benchmark for information sharing that drives behavior. Employers can improve performance by using a scoreboard as well. Tell employees what management is monitoring, and they will tell ...
  • Creating Visuals with Data

    mobile data collection infographicThe key takeaway – We can make data more impactful by sharing it in a visual form that is easy to recognize and understand. There are many ways to do this with ...
  • In God We Trust. Everyone Else, Bring Data

    In God We TrustTrust; hard to get and easy to lose. For most situations in business and life, we require evidence to back up words and create trust. We expect statements to be confirmed and ...
  • Use Data to Gain Consensus

    data consensusThe Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “consensus” as the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned. This creates what is referred to as “High agreement.” When we as a group of ...