Generic Business Strategies According to Mintzberg

In today’s issue of Management Tips, we are going to cover generic business strategies, as theorized by Henry Mintzberg. Among Mintzberg’s diverse contributions to strategic thinking, one of the most interesting comes from the article “Generic Strategies: Toward a Comprehensive Framework,” originally published in R.B. Lamb and P. Shivastava (eds.), Advances in Strategic Management (JAI…

Gestionar el desempeño a través de indicadores

En estos tiempos más turbulentos de la economía, la gestión del desempeño juega un papel importante para que la empresa analice los resultados de manera crítica y, en consecuencia, logre un desempeño superior. Y no en vano, al fin y al cabo, asegurar la mejora continua de los resultados económico-financieros, operativos, de satisfacción del cliente…

Total Productive Maintenance: Preventing Failures

TPM, or Total Productive Maintenance, was developed in the 1969 by the late Seiichi Nakajima as a holistic approach to equipment maintenance that seeks to achieve perfect production: no breakdowns, no small stops or slow running, no defects, and a safe working environment, i.e., no accidents. TPM emphasizes proactive and preventive maintenance to maximize the…