A little girl was helping her mother prepare a ham for a holiday dinner. She noticed her mom cutting the ends off of the ham for no apparent reason before she put it in the pan. When she asked her mom why she did this, her mom responded because that is how grandma does it. […]
A dashboard provides a quick way to view the overall performance of your plant, whether it is operational or financial. Very quickly, you are able to drill into any area of concern. But their development is not as straight forward as people would like. Often times projects fail because a lot of time and resources […]
Peter Drucker is a well known management consultant and author whose work continues to be used by modern companies. One of his more famous quotes is, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. A corollary to this “you can’t control what you can’t measure”. This is certainly true within manufacturing and process […]
Can you see what the computer sees?
In a recent study expert ophthalmologists were asked to determine the sex of a patient only looking at a picture of a retina. They were correct roughly 50% of the time, which is about as good as guessing. They then used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to determine the […]
creative commons license Occam’s Razor
The concept of Occam’s Razor was introduced into our modern lexicon by Jodie Foster‘s character in the movie Contact. William of Ockham, after whom the concept is named, was a 13th century theologian and philosopher noted that, when given two solutions to a problem, the simpler one is more often […]