Matthew Kirchner

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The $5 Lean Manufacturing Primer—Lunch Included

By: Matthew Kirchner

Introducing a cutting-edge, innovative training program on the topic of lean manufacturing.
#workforcedevelopment

Materials Expense Out of Control?

By: Matthew Kirchner

Expense isn’t out of control because we used too much. It’s out of control because the inventory management system is performing poorly.
#management

Just in Case Leadership?

By: Matthew Kirchner

Herman "Just in Case" Conway (not his real name, but close) was the manager of an organization for which I worked very early in my career.

For Father's Day—A Paint Defect

By: Matthew Kirchner

What is more peaceful and enjoyable than an outdoor campfire?

Smashed Cheeseburgers and Surface Finishing

By: Matthew Kirchner

Having ordered two cheeseburgers and a cola, I patiently waited my turn at the fast food drive-thru.All was going according to plan, cash paid, change delivered.

Winning the Game—Month by Month

By: Matthew Kirchner

Ah April. Finally, another long winter behind us and a sports fan's thoughts turn to baseball. Of all the mainstream sports, my favorite. Just imagine. Down by three runs with two outs and a full count in the bottom of the ninth. Bases full. The cleanup batter at the plate and the ace closer on the mound. The pressure is on!

Recipe for an Awesome Business Speech

By: Matthew Kirchner

OK, I admit it—I like attending finishing tradeshow presentations.

Help Wanted

By: Matthew Kirchner

Position Description:Some unbelievably frustrating days—when your team members call in sick, a piece of equipment goes down, or when a customer complains—on which you will be ready to call it quits.

The Moscow Rules

By: Matthew Kirchner

It's 1978.

The Front Line

By: Matthew Kirchner

To improve business, first connect with shop floor employees.

Getting Oriented

By: Matthew Kirchner

Start new employees off on the right foot by providing meaningful orientation.

Matt Kirchner Goes to the Eye Doctor

By: Matthew Kirchner

A.K.A.: "Why Your Company Should Consider Consumer-Driven Healthcare".
#management #medical