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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 8

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Performance by Kevin McManus

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about performance improvement (August 2014) 

The weak fix box and how to escape

How well do your fixes work? Will they actually prevent future problems? One of my biggest frustrations comes from routinely seeing people invest hundreds of hours analyzing problems only to come up with weak fixes. Since most of us have limited time and money resources, significant gains could come from reducing this amount of weak corrective action muda. 


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