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Most used words in 12 months

Whoever reads this headline in a few years’ time will probably have to think hard about what is meant by this title. For the reader of this article in 2021, I do not have to explain that it is Covid19, corona or crisis. As with everything, every situation has a reverse side. Since it is/was virtually impossible to act in the production processes of customers, there was time for “backlog maintenance”. This made the space ideal for tidying up and doing things that had been left lying around. I was also able to do translation work for the MTM Association, which would otherwise have had to be contracted out. In short, Cruijff is right again: “Every disadvantage has its advantage”. But, to be honest, I think it should all be over. Not only because what was left unfinished has been dealt with in the meantime, but because it has been going on for more than 12 months. Not entirely true by the way, because before the summer of 2020 I was able to finish a job in Belgium. However, now that the first inoculation has been made, I am ready to get going. On to working towards a sustainable future again, without waste and with optimum use of (production) capacity. In short, “productivity”, that is what I would like to continue working on.

Time – Zeit – Tijd – Temps – Tiempo – Tempo – Czas

A lot of people complain that time flies. Was this already the case in the Middle Ages? Or is it really due to the current means and possibilities, that we ourselves no longer allow ourselves any rest. Although, I just came back from a family weekend. Lovely relaxed and rested. And as so often, on these occasions, I have gained some weight. Now on to the next party, because AQM International Consulting celebrates its 20th anniversary in August.

One of the highlights was setting up a complete production line with associated logistics, in a short time of 3 months. As you can read in case 4, under what conditions. To get an impression, here is the  video, made on the fourth day of production:

Remarkable is the Italian translation of time is tempo. Now the pace is there. It seems like yesterday, but it was recorded almost 4 years ago. The best thing about improving projects or setting up production lines in the manufacturing industry, is to meet a lot of people or employees, whom I have helped their working lives making agreeable, despite increased output.

By the way, if you have any nice ideas or suggestions about how we can celebrate the milestone of 20 years internally, then I am highly recommended. If you leave your data and idea or suggestion on the contact form, you have a good chance of getting a nice gift.