Reading List for Industry 4.0

Last updated: June 26 2020

Next update: June 27 2020

Note: I will be actively updating this page through July 1st - so there will be a lot of new content over the next few days. Apologies for the wait. John

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Scopedown and Problem Definition

Practice Lean Operations in Your Kitchen (all time favorite)



June 9, 2020 PTC Liveworx

7 Key Control Concepts to Drive Your Digital Transformation

April 30 MIT Sloan Webinar -

Tue, 04/14/2020

Link to my recent MIT Sloan Executrive Education webinar on April 30 (10-10:30 AM Boston ET)

Using Digital Technology to Rapidly Recover from Operational Interruptions


Negation and the Duncker Diagram

Thu, 03/26/2020

Sometimes it is easier NOT to solve the problem - and it is always useful to ask this question as it will force your team to eliminate from "overprocessing" and eliminate "gold plating" the solution, which drastically increases the probability of failure (or reduces the likelihood of success,...

Leadership Lession #1: Enthusiasm

Sat, 01/19/2019