Ready, Fire, Aim is Not a Spare Parts Management Plan
There is a school of thought in business and operations management that action is all that really matters. Some express this as ‘ready, fire, aim’. Essentially this view says that it doesn’t matter about the plan, just start taking action and the plan will work itself out over time. Kind of a trial and error approach. But what is worse than having no plan? Having the wrong plan! This is the situation that a US-based manufacturer recently found themselves in. Let me explain.
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