James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC

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Asset Management August 8, 2002

Company assets: employees top list

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is the sixth in a series of columns based on the book, Future Capable Company: What Manufacturing Leaders Need To Do Today To Succeed Tomorrow, by Dr. Tompkins. These excerpts are provided through special arrangement with the publisher, Tompkins Press. Copyright © 2001 Tompkins Press.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC
Material Handling July 15, 2002

Melding certainty and change

Future Capable Company must manage certainty by establishing, accepting, and following standards of performance. When activities conform to well-established and clear standards, errors, disruptions, and crises are rare. Change is expected and is responded to smoothly. In the Future Capable Company, nobody believes Murphy's Law.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC
Workforce Development June 15, 2002

Maintenance leadership requirements

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is the fourth in a series of columns based on the book, Future Capable Company: What Manufacturing Leaders Need To Do Today To Succeed Tomorrow, by Dr. Tompkins. These excerpts are provided through special arrangement with the publisher, Tompkins Press. Copyright © 2001 Tompkins Press.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC
Asset Management May 13, 2002

Maintenance must be seen as a priority

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is the third in a series of columns based on the book, Future Capable Company: What Manufacturing Leaders Need To Do Today To Succeed Tomorrow, by Dr. Tompkins. These excerpts are provided through special arrangement with the publisher, Tompkins Press. Copyright c 2001 Tompkins Press.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC
Asset Management April 15, 2002

Improvement builds road to success

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is the second in a series of columns based on the book, Future Capable Company: What Manufacturing Leaders Need To Do Today To Succeed Tomorrow, by Dr. Tompkins. These excerpts are provided through special arrangement with the publisher, Tompkins Press. Copyright c 2001 Tompkins Press.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 11, 2002

New rules emerging in manufacturing

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column begins a series of columns based on the book, Future Capable Company: What Manufacturing Leaders Need To Do Today To Succeed Tomorrow, by Dr. Tompkins. These excerpts are provided through special arrangement with the publisher, Tompkins Press. Copyright c 2001 Tompkins Press.

By James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., President, Tompkins Associates, Raleigh, NC