3 Rules for Equipment Excellence [Lessons from the Road]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-08-13

My latest IndustryWeek column shares some thoughts on equipment excellence, more from a strategic perspective than simply how to fine tune what you have.

Here is the beginning of one of my 3 points on equipment assets:

1. Be frugal on features. I saw a recent mock advertisement for Apple MacBook as a “$2,000 Facebook access device.” We habitually want the latest and greatest gadget without even knowing the features that it enables, or why we need those features. This is fine with our personal budgets, but not with our company resources.

My other two points are 2. Make something old new again, and 3. Simplify your fleet. Please give the column a read, and share your best practices here on how to achieve excellence with equipment.