My thoughts on ... What I think about low-cost manufacturing
Low Cost Manufacturing in and of itself is not as important as increasing value in the eyes of the customers/stakeholders. Reducing cost at the expense of quality or service is easily done but can cost one dearly in other areas.
My thoughts on what makes a good program manager
Leading a project means leading a team of people. Interpersonal skills, and most importantly the ability to really listen, is number one. Attention to detail is also key, but even more important is the ability to screen out the noise and focus on what's important. What's important isn't always found on the critical path.
A book I recommend to others or am currently reading
Good to Great
Someone I would most like to sit next to at a dinner party
A favorite electronics gadget
Strong and diverse backgrounding starting in engineering and operations, most recently procurement and supply chain and now business development and sales.
Mr. Johnson was one of the founding executives at EPIC Technologies as Vice President, Supply Chain Management. During his tenure he implemented a synchronous flow/kanban manufacturing process that set industry benchmarks for responsiveness, turns and EBITDA while growing the company from $30M to just under $300M.