Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

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Excess Transportation, the second of the 8 biggest wastes of Lean Operations, focuses on the additional transportation costs incurred by an organization when unnecessarily moving materials, parts, or finished goods within the operations cycle.

Emotional Transportation by Peter Guber with Keith Ferrazzi

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In this video Keith Ferrazzi interviews Peter Guber at the Drucker Business Forum held March 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, Peter shares wonderful stories of his amazing experiences with F.Castro and his less than diplomatic encounter with the King of Thailand, he shares his insight on emotional [.] No related posts. Developer of People Influence Leading Change Video

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America’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Sensors, smartphones, tablets, wireless networks, and Big Data are starting to transform transportation and infrastructure. The appropriately-named Bridj is a Boston-based transportation start-up that provides “pop-up” express bus service based on demand.

Small Wins Go a Long Way in Improving U.S. Rail Transportation

Harvard Business Review

Take rail transportation. Economics & Society Change management TransportationBig systems changes can seem daunting.

Megabus: Innovation in Bus Transportation

Ron Edmondson

There is a fairly new player in the transportation industry that I knew nothing about until recently. I bus transportation is still popular traveling from big city to big city, but I see far less of them on the roads these days.

When Leaders Lose It

Lead Change Blog

We had ten expensive transport units that were purchased a few months prior to my coming on board, and they were breaking down quickly. It was one of those moments that you wanted to take back right after it happened.

Brand Relevance: A book review by Bob Morris

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Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant David A. Aaker Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) If your “brand” isn’t relevant, neither are you or your company Those who have read any of David Aaker’s previous books already know that he presents information, insights, and counsel that are anchored in specific real-world circumstances within a broad and deep [.].

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America’s Leaders Need to Tell a New Story About Infrastructure

Harvard Business Review

Transportation infrastructure must be renewed and reinvented. The state of transportation infrastructure has implications for every major issue. It touches the environment: transportation accounts for more than a quarter of U.S. Transportation

Lead With Patience

General Leadership

As I sit here awaiting transportation home after a year in Afghanistan, I am reminded of yet another quality critical to good leadership…patience. When trying to get somewhere utilizing the military transportation system, we have to put on our patience hat and go to our happy place.

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

Harvard Business Review

It was Lyft that first invited drivers to provide transportation through their personal vehicles. In normalizing violations, therefore, Uber has shifted the entire urban transport business and set an example for other sectors. Business law Entrepreneurship Organizational culture Transportation Digital ArticleFrom many passengers’ perspective, Uber is a godsend — lower fares than taxis, clean vehicles, courteous drivers, easy electronic payments.

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars

Harvard Business Review

Given how central automotive transportation is to our cities, commerce, and daily lives, saying that AI will change life as we know it is no understatement. This distinction is important because the driver is typically the most expensive part of a transport business, be it taxi services, last-mile logistics, or long-haul trucking. Transportation. Economics & Society Supply chain Transportation Digital ArticleArtificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the automobile.

Uber Needs Our Permission to Grow

Harvard Business Review

Business law Regulation Disruptive innovation Growth strategy Transportation Last week, I fielded an inquiry from a New York Times reporter asking if I would like to comment on the apparent change of heart (and strategy) underway at Uber.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business Review

“Self-driving” or “smart” cars will simply become whatever we call the next generation of transportation technology. legal system is already having trouble keeping up with the pace of developments in transportation. For centuries, the principal assumption behind our transportation supply chain, one baked deeply into the legal system, is that cars are dangerous — or, to be more specific, that drivers are.

Airlines Like United Can Underpay Bumped Passengers Because of a Government Rule

Harvard Business Review

Department of Transportation (DOT) rule — is already to blame for some of the problems with overbooking. Pricing Transportation Digital ArticleBy now, many of us have viewed the disturbing video of a bloodied man being dragged off of United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday. To accommodate four crew members who had to get to Louisville, United claims it offered $1,000 per passenger to relinquish their seats (other reports claim United offered $800).

Driverless Cars: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Harvard Business Review

As for any transportation system, trust is essential. If some of the features get changed a bit too much, modeling indicates that overall benefits — like lower congestion levels and lower cost of transportation overall — rapidly diminish.

The Acceleration Trap

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Bob's blog entries ABB ABB grew rapidly Bernd Vogel Bombardier Transportation companies can sustain high performance over the long term without overtaxing their employees or confusing their customers employees are overloaded with too many activities employees don’t have the time or the resources required to do their jobs Fully Charged Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review Press HBR email alerts Heike Bruch it’s possible to escape the acceleration trap Jochen I.

The World Is Still Not Flat

Harvard Business Review

Economy Global business Transportation Globalization marches on. But the pace isn’t all that fast, and the overall level of global connectedness still hasn’t gotten back to its all-time peak of 2007.

Automation Makes Things Cheaper, So Why Doesn’t It Feel That Way?

Harvard Business Review

The traditional economy provides us with most of the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, clothing, transportation, and energy. Technology Transportation Labor Automotive Digital ArticleMany Americans have been experiencing massive economic insecurity and want to return to a time when they were able to earn a good living and create a decent life for themselves and their families.

Should CEOs Respond When Employees Complain About Them Online?

Harvard Business Review

Transportation Corporate communications Difficult conversations Digital ArticleLast month, a Tesla employee criticized the company in a Medium post , spurring a public exchange between the employee and Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO. In November, an IBM employee resigned by posting an open letter to CEO Ginni Rometty, in response to an open letter that Rometti had written to President Donald Trump.

How to Stay in Premium Hotels Without Blowing Your Expense Account

Harvard Business Review

Transportation Pricing Digital ArticleBooking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. We want to stay in as nice a place as possible, but also want to do right by our company (or client) by being fiscally responsible.

Why the Future of E-Commerce Depends on Better Roads

Harvard Business Review

The second is that money spent on transportation is too often squandered on megaprojects that have great ribbon-cutting moments but don’t “fix” traffic because they are based on myth and obsolete thinking. Transportation Policy Operations management Digital Article

Uber’s Food Delivery Experiment in Barcelona

Harvard Business Review

Similarly, taxis companies, which transport people, fall under a different set of regulations than courier services, which transport documents and light packages. This is how it works: Restaurants in (initially) four neighborhoods within the city can order an Uber transport for just 2.5

The Real Reason Uber Is Giving Up in China

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Regulation Emerging markets Automotive Transportation Asia Digital ArticleLast September some of the world’s foremost technology industry leaders met in Seattle with Xi Jinping, president of China.

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business Review

Today the airlines that participate in GALs transport more than two-thirds of all international traffic. Competitive strategy Disruptive innovation Regulation Transportation Digital ArticleWhy is the airline industry so terrible?

Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Show the Power of No-Frills Pricing

Harvard Business Review

Pricing Transportation Digital ArticleAmerican Airlines and United Airlines recently joined Delta in offering passengers a lower-priced option to fly: basic economy. Want to save a couple of bucks on your next flight? Consider making a few sacrifices, which vary by carrier, such as paying fees for checked and carry-on luggage, having the airline (instead of you) select your seat, boarding last, or surrendering the opportunity to make flight changes.

Why One Executive Quit Business Travel Cold Turkey

Harvard Business Review

In many cases, it’s just a rationalization for getting away from home, or the office, doing something different, or being heroic by physically transporting yourself all over the place. Personal effectiveness Stress Time management Transportation

What It Will Take to Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Harvard Business Review

How could an advanced country, once the model for the world’s most modern transportation innovations, slip so badly? The average family of four spends as much as 19% of its household budget on transportation. Leadership Policy Transportation

Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay

Harvard Business Review

Competition Economy Transportation North America Digital ArticleWarren Buffett got burned with an airline investment in the 1990s. He blamed the industry’s notorious low profitability on the “kamikaze pricing tactics of certain carriers” and vowed to not invest in this “death trap” sector again.

Regulation Is Hurting Cabs and Helping Uber

Harvard Business Review

Local governments are the lynchpins to Uber’s growth in the car transportation services. While price regulation was relevant in the days when taxis had a virtual monopoly over private car transportation, technology has changed this market. The longer local governments delay taxi price regulation, the bigger advantage Uber gains in dominating the private car transportation market. Government Technology Transportation

Width or Depth? Less May Be More

Chris Brady

A good book, I think, is distinguished by its ability to transport the reader to 'somewhere else.' By this, I mean more than pulp fiction escapism. I mean a place of new thought, philosophical. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application

Tesla, Autopilot, and the Challenge of Trusting Machines

Harvard Business Review

Transportation Technology Design Automotive Digital ArticleIn May a Tesla Model S driving on autopilot collided with a tractor-trailer making a left turn at an intersection in Florida. The owner of the Tesla was killed.

Too Many Infrastructure Projects Go It Alone

Harvard Business Review

To renew and reinvent our aging transportation infrastructure, we must turn our attention to coalition-building. Collaboration TransportationThere is one best way to get big projects done. It has nothing to do with the technical side, and everything to do with people and relationships.

What VW Didn’t Understand About Trust

Harvard Business Review

Social responsibility Sustainability Customers Transportation ArticleThe ripple effects of the Volkswagon scandal go well beyond the 11 million cars affected, the CEO’s resignation today, and the steep fines the company is facing.

Uber’s “Price Gouging” Is the Future of Business

Harvard Business Review

Uber offers three primary transportation services: SUV, Black Car, and UberX (hybrids and mid-range cars). But that’s the value of convenience – customers always have the choice to fight crowds during peak times, take public transportation, or if feasible…perhaps even walk the 0.73 Strategy Tech industry Transportation Uber has quickly become one of the hottest startups in the technology sector.

Why We Don’t Trust Driverless Cars — Even When We Should

Harvard Business Review

Technology Transportation Digital ArticleOn May 7th, 2016, Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old entrepreneur and technology enthusiast from Canton, Ohio, was sitting behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S sedan when a tractor-trailer turned across his path. The Tesla, which was engaged in its self-driving Autopilot mode, failed to register the white tractor-trailer against the bright, sunny Florida sky. Mr. Brown also didn’t engage the brakes in time.

Why It’s Fair to Save a Parking Spot – For a Price

Harvard Business Review

The bigger question is whether meter rates should be so low that it incentivizes people to drive into the center of town (instead of taking public transportation) and then incur the time, frustration, and extra gas to find a cheap parking spot. I don’t think so – I vote for jacking up meter prices and investing in public transportation improvements. Disruptive innovation Tech industry Transportation

Scam Orrin Woodward and Me Out of a Free Book! (Winner Announced)

Chris Brady

for the following winning entry: The transportation of the new "super-sized" magnet would prove to be. [[ This is a content summary only. It's finally time to announce the winner of Caption Contest 2011.3 Congratulations to Laura S. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Collaboration Humor

Case Study: Can an Airline Cut “Turn Times” Without Adding Staff?

Harvard Business Review

Managing people Leading teams Motivating people Operations management Employee retention Developing employees Transportation ArticleKentaro Hayashi buttoned his uniform shirt and wondered if he could really pull this off.

When Your Hair is Gray

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A faint scent may transport you to another time. You will have seen occasions when the "dumbest" person in the room was right. You will appreciate the power of the incremental. You won't be surprised when nice people are mean and mean people are nice. Graduate degrees will not awe you.

Tom Brady’s Footballs; American Airlines Safety Practices – Can we Rely on People and Companies to Always Follow the Rules?

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Local 591 of the Transport Workers Union says that union officials who raised objections were threatened with termination or even arrest. A union group is suing American Airlines, claiming supervisors are pressuring mechanics to release planes before they are safe to fly. American Airlines denies the allegations, saying that it complies with federal safety rules. […]. Randy''s blog entries