Geek Fest…

One thing I like about blogging is that you can call something by its real name. Last month my business partner and our Alpha Geek, Byron Shetler, attended the OPC Foundation’s Interoperability Conference 2010. When we refer to it in a press release, we call it...

User conference…

Over the last few days we’ve posted information about an upcoming User Conference on our Events page and our Press Release pages.  Because this is a joint Hertzler User Group and Minitab User Group, I wondered briefly if we should call it a MUG HUG.  Too cheesy....

Quality Mag post…

Quality Magazine picked up my blog post on the Voice of the Process loop. I’m really interested in your comments on the questions posed in the post, either at the Quality Magazine site, or here.

Reducing electrical consumption by 16%…

I’m tickled that The Elkhart Truth picked up our story about our tree planting project today. With Arbor Day coming up this Friday they devoted part of a page to local efforts to support trees, and our story was the lead. When I announced the tree project in...

Sustainability…

This post is a departure from my usual ramblings about how real-time access to accurate, actionable data can help drive business transformation, save money and increase profits. Actually it is still about data and how we’re responding to data, but has a slightly...

Dashboards and Desktops…

Several years ago I started practicing what I preach, at least when it comes to making better use of data in my business. What did I do that was so radical? I started using control charts to track my key business metrics. Imagine that! We set up a simple data entry...