Approach to Process Improvement

Many times, when managers are tasked with solving a complex problem they jump immediately into implementing various solutions to save time (and money) sacrificing a thorough understanding of the process and all the likely causes of the problem. Although this approach may initially pacify some customers and managers, it is seldom effective…

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It’s A Date

Our data analytics team at Starr & Associates often partners with operations and our six sigma engineers to drive process improvements by using various exploratory, statistically descriptive, or predictive analyses to identify opportunity.  We also partner with them over the course of the initiative to track progress through interactive dashboards.  In all…

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Leadership – Using AI to Help Make Decisions

Leadership – Using AI to Help Make Decisions

You may have heard buzz that artificial intelligence will change the way organizational leadership works. Perhaps you’ve seen it replace workers on the line or automate data analysis. Perhaps you’re a little threatened or intimidated by the thought that it could replace you as a leader. Don’t be. AI will help you, but it won’t replace you. No machine can replace the human qualities of leadership, the soft traits that make us each human beings.

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How to Create an Innovation Culture

How to Create an Innovation Culture

You can create an environment that houses an innovative culture, and it doesn’t require millions to invest or specialized staff. You can do it by restructuring the way you think, your processes, procedures and your company culture. You don’t need ping-pong or pool tables or a coffee bar in your office. You do need some sensible tips that allow you to integrate the possibility of innovation into your everyday workplace easily. That allows innovation to foster, not just in your research and development department, but in every department. As an executive, your job as an innovation leader begins when you listen, collaborate and empower.

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Blockchain in Healthcare: What You Need to Know

Blockchain in Healthcare: What You Need to Know

A few simple facts about blockchain tell the story of why 88 percent of healthcare providers consider it a viable solution. Some have already begun using the technology. Its decentralized nature protects patient data better while still being able to open records to all who need access. Here’s what it offers in relationship to medical records, prescription disbursement, drug traceability and patient billing.

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How Blockchain Will Drive Transparency in Transaction Based Industries

How Blockchain Will Drive Transparency in Transaction Based Industries

Financial industries and the global economy have experienced an array of ups and downs in the past decade. With some countries losing stability and others building themselves back up, it can quickly become unsettling guessing where the market may be at any given time. With the advent of blockchain and various coins (Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin to name a few), the name of the game is changing along with the way we view currency and its overall value. 

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