Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

I’m back!  After a long period of time where I have been focusing on finishing lots of reports and projects, I finally have a moment to think, write, and share about my trips around the State of Washington. Let’s begin with the really good news. Do you remember when I shared with you about an […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Anytime I visit a client who is eager to implement Lean Manufacturing tools, my first question is what do you need and why? And in many occasions, clients ask for reducing inventory and speeding up process. However, in order to reach that level, they need to go through a journey that will destroy some myths […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Artifex Wine Co, located in Walla Walla, is one of the few custom crush wineries in Washington State. In Artifex, the art of winemaking and the witty of manufacturing intersect. They are a manufacturing company in the strict sense of the concept with only one exception: the output of its manufacturing process is a living […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

There were not always grapes in Coyote Canyon. First, it was an arid plot of land, used to test bombs in WWII. Then, the Andrews family tried growing wheat there, with mixed results. In 1953, the first well was drilled, and Mike Andrews started raising irrigated crops and a developed a whole new passion – raising […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Okay, time to get personal. Some of my very personal interest are, in no particular order: Wine; I am from a wine region in Spain (Jerez de la Frontera) Airplanes, because c’mon! They are so cool!! Innovation, as an integral part of my career World War II; I am a History Geek When these marry together […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

There are days when traveling in rural Washington truly feels like stepping back in time.   There are important lessons to learn on the road as well.  For example, it doesn’t matter that your silverware matches, so long as the food is good.   My far flung adventures through our state have brought me to […]

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