We are still working on our Differentiation Strategies and OEE series. We decided to share just a glimpse of what we have found to be a uniquely evolved infrastructure within the Excel Development community.
For the many Excel – VBA experts that continue to use our Excel Pages as a resource and reference for top notch sites, we have added yet another great site to our list. Rob Van Gelder’s site serves as an excellent source for some practical VBA solutions that may enhance the development of your next project.
We learned of this site through a comment posted by Rob on Daily Dose of Excel (another one of our preferred sites worth visiting on regular basis). DailyDoseOfExcel recently featured a portion of our post “Lean Office with Excel and VBA” as a discussion topic that also yielded some interesting discussion. Click here to view Learn VBA to Be Lean.
How does this apply to differentiation? Although each of the recommended sites present some common areas of interest, they also have identified a niche purpose within the Excel community. Even the casual visitor to these sites will note that the efforts within this community are both collaborative and complementary.
While our focus is Agile-Lean Manufacturing with a core focus on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), even we have managed to contribute to the Excel community in our own unique way.
This open system creates an open working environment that is unparalleled in the manufacturing community. Complementary business models with a common purpose, a mutual respect for the talents of others, and a sense of humility that keeps everyone wanting and willing to help.
As lean practitioners, we continue to find answers where we least expected them.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!