Lean Thinking in Construction Processes – Part 1

The popular belief is that “Lean” is a tool that is only used to enhance a “manufacturing” process. Its suitability in food, health, service, government, sales, among other business enterprises has for long been perceived as inappropriate and misaligned, to say the least. However, it appears Lean Thinking can be quite successful in such enterprises if the recent results are anything to go by. The construction industry, which includes building and facility development as well as shipbuilding have for long steered clear of the Lean initiative. It is, however, emerging that it is about time we started exploring how Lean Thinking can be successfully applied in these business enterprises. At Lean Learning Center we had the privilege of engaging with a luxury yacht manufacturing company. The company would complete 2-6 custom-made luxury yachts in a year for a small select global market. We were to help them in reducing costs through enhancing labor efficiencies of over 400 shipbuilding workers. We were to help them deliver the ships in time as well. Cost of Waiting The cost of waiting emerged as the number one enemy of productivity and efficiency inevery segment. Lean Thinking found its importance during the assembly process design. [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:20:07+00:00February 20th, 2019|Articles, Lean Learning Center|0 Comments

The Jaguar F-Pace Continues its Legacy of Excellence

In the luxury SUV market, it doesn’t get much better than the Jaguar F-Pace. If you’ve been shopping around for your next vehicle, this is one you should definitely take note of. After all, many prestigious awards have.  In 2017, the Jaguar F-Pace was honored with the Car of The Year award at the New York International Auto show. That’s an honor we don’t take lightly, and we’d love to show you why this SUV is worthy of its impressive accolades. The Jaguar reputation reaches new heights Stunning design inside and out also help to make the Jaguar F-Pace memorable. Whether you’re driving or just along for the ride, it’s designed to be both comfortable and practical. In terms of design, Jaguar knows what it takes to impress. Upgrade to the quilted Winsor leather for an extra touch of class. The F-Pace SUV has spacious seating for up to five. For those who want the ultimate performance and luxury experience, step up to the incredible SVR trim. A 550 horsepower, supercharged V8  engine powers the F-Pace at this trim level, giving you incredible performance with a sophisticated interior. This trim is all new for the 2019 model year. New updates [...]

Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport Lower Priced 2019 Models For Sale

Mercedes-Benz National Offers comes with lower-priced Mercedes-Benz models, which can be found on the lot at Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport. Special offers include sale or lease with no security deposits. Shreveport, LA – February 20, 2019, Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport, www.holmesmercedes.com, releases 2019 Mercedes-Benz models, which include national offers from Mercedes-Benz corporation. This limited time February 2019 offer includes sales or lease without security deposits. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is available for as low as $349/month for 36 months and no security deposit. National offer models can be found on the Mercedes-Benz of Shreveport National Offers web page and include: 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan, $429/month, $4,223 due at signing. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe, $349/month, $3,797 due at signing. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV, $379/month, $3,727 due at signing. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV, $479/month, $4,273 due at signing. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC SUV, $649/month, $5,843 due at signing. 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300 Sedan $599/month, $4,903 due at signing. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Model The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been an excellent compact luxury sedan for many years. The updates to this model for 2019 have improved its on-road performance and its features help ensure it is consistently ahead of the competition. All [...]

Find Your Next Jaguar and A Great Deal at Our Impeccable Timing Sales Event

If you’re looking for your next Jaguar, there’s never a better time to act than the Impeccable Timing Sales Event. You’ll find great deals across our showroom and lineup, and chances are there’s an offer on the model you’ve been looking for. From our versatile F-Pace and E-Pace SUVs to our sporty XJ and XF sedans, your Jaguar favorites are available with incredibly affordable financing options and even a few lease specials. Visit us today and take a test drive to experience these incredible vehicles and all their cutting-edge features in action. Lots of lease specials to get the car you want For those looking to lease, we’ve got great deals during this sales event. You’ll enjoy affordable monthly payments on vehicles like the XE sedan starting at just $299 per month. You’ll also find great deals on SUVs like the F-Pace for $459. The F-Pace is both versatile and luxurious, making it the ideal SUV for your family’s lifestyle. And at a price you can’t beat, now’s the time to make a move. The E-Pace is available with an attractive lease offer for a limited time. Lease your new E-Pace S P250 from just $439 per month. This model [...]

Houghton College Launches Online Degree In Masters in Education

Christian College, Houghton University, announces a full online degree program in Master in Education (MEd) in an effort to address the growing shortage of specialized literacy teachers in rural communities. The Cattaraugus-Allegany region and beyond has seen this shortage to which Houghton College is launching a full online graduate degree in literacy education Houghton, NY - February 19, 2019, Houghton University’s (www.houghton.edu) new Master of Science in Education (Literacy) targets certified teachers who seek to better meet the language and literacy learning needs of diverse learners in today’s schools. The New York State Department of Education has approved the new program, and classes will begin on September 2, 2019. Upon completion of the master’s degree, graduates will be eligible to apply for New York State certification as literacy specialists at one of three levels: birth through grade 6, grades 5 through 12, or birth through grade 12. According to Houghton College officials, this is the only program of its kind in Western New York to be offered in a totally online format. The first application deadline is April 1. "This graduate program will be taught entirely online by faculty with earned doctoral degrees,” said Sunshine Sullivan, Ph.D., associate professor and [...]

Dr. Sarah Brotsky Announces Resourceful Living Consciously Website

Dr. Sarah’s 2019 website provides a range of tools for people seeking to develop a higher awareness of how to engage with the world around them. The site combines many of Dr. Sarah’s online tools like her blog, radio show, videos, book and social communities into a single area for easy access. Bloomfield Hills, MI – February 12, 2019 - Dr. Sarah’s new website (www.drsarahbrotsky.com) provides visitors with the resources to live consciously. She shares a wealth of tools to help you clear your mind, generate and create change by choice from a space of infinite possibilities. Dr. Sarah’s approach empowers you to tap into your own conscious way of being. "I am quite excited about the launch of my new website," said Dr. Sarah Brotsky in a recent interview. "We have new photos, a modern user-friendly design and have pulled together all of my online resources for everyone to access with ease," she said. Dr. Sarah sees infinite possibilities to promote living consciously on the new website. Dr. Sarah's Blog Talk Radio Show - "Let’s Talk About It!" Dr. Sarah’s 30-minute weekly radio show encourages and empowers listeners to live in a conscious way. Each episode is unique unto [...]

By |2019-02-11T09:01:31+00:00February 12th, 2019|Dr. Sarah Brotsky, News and Events|0 Comments

Get A Deal on Your Next Acura with Our President’s Day Celebrate & Save Sales Event

There’s never a better time to act on that new Acura you’ve been considering. During our President’s Day Celebrate & Save Sales Event, you’ll find great deals on models across our lineup. Incredible lease offers like never before During this sales event, we’re offering sales for those looking to lease or buy. However, some of our best deals are leasing specials, and we’re offering some great incentives. The comfortable yet capable Acura TLX is now as low as $299 per month for 36 months. This is a lease both you and your budget will enjoy. The TLX appeals to both your everyday needs as well as your urge for something sporty. We also have great lease specials available on the ever-popular Acura RDX. The RDX starts at $379 per month–a great deal for an SUV as versitile as this one. We’ve got special pricing on the sporty ILX and MDX as well. If you’re looking to lease your new Acura, now is a great time to score a deal. Visit us today to check out these great models and see what incentives we have for you. Get a deal on the fun-to-drive crossover everyone’s after The Acura MDX SUV is [...]

Discover the New Honda Passport SUV in 2019

Honda is adding to its SUV lineup with the introduction of the new SUV, the Passport. These new SUVs will be hitting dealership showrooms in 2019, so if you’ve been looking for a new SUV, this is one to see. The Passport will be a two-row, five-passenger SUV. While it may look similar to Honda’s larger Pilot (after all, it is built on the same platform), this model is about 6 inches shorter. It’s also slated to have about 41 cubic feet of cargo capacity, about 10 cubic feet more than Nissan’s competing Murano. The Ideal SUV for Your Active Lifestyle Other available features put it ahead of the competition, with lots of technology and connectivity features that will surely impress. Available wireless phone charging, Android Auto and Apple Carplay integration and built-in navigation will help make your everyday life just a little bit easier. The Passport also has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable ride. You’ll enjoy available features like a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats and even a heated steering wheel. In the cargo space, you’ll have convenient underfloor storage bins, which are even removable and washable to minimize mess.   All-wheel drive is available, while it’s [...]

The Refreshed Porsche Macan Is Here for 2019

Porsche’s smaller SUV option, the Macan, gets an update for its 2019 model year. For this year, you can expect to see some new engine options, as well as a bit more power. In terms of cosmetic changes, you’ll see some significant updates as well. New V6 engine options will give the Porsche Macan more power than ever before. The Macan S will be powered by a twin-turbo V6, providing around 440 horsepower. All options are paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Enjoy more power than ever before with this new engine option and several others. It’s going to be more fun to drive than ever before, with Porsche Active Suspension Management giving it an extra boost in stability and ride management. This helps you get the sporty handling experience you’d expect, with the versatility you expect out of an SUV. Updated design that’s made to impress You’ll also notice an updated, more modern look with the Macan. New LED headlights bring more light and a sleek, modern look. The rear has been redesigned as well, adding rear an LED taillight strip reminiscent of those seen on the Panamera and Cayenne. Inside, you’ll enjoy a larger nearly 11-inch touchscreen infotainment [...]

Arriving Soon: The All-New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Look forward to the entirely new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. This redesign is bringing some major changes inside and out, introducing the latest in luxury. Inside, the GLE starts by bringing out the latest technology available and pairing it with an exceptional interior. Expect to be greeted by the GLE’s user-friendly interface and charmed by conveniences like the artificial intelligence integration that learns your preferences and wants, as well as Intelligent Voice Control to make giving your car commands simpler than ever. This new generation of GLE will also include many driver assistance options, from attention assist to driver assistance designed specifically to ease the annoyance of being stuck in traffic. With some of the most advanced safety technology on the roads, the GLE aims to take driving to a new level. Appealing to the senses, inside and out It’s configured to be both comfortable and spacious, with ergonomic details that go beyond the driver’s seat. The new GLE has a bigger wheelbase than its previous iterations, meaning you’ve got more space for passengers and cargo. In terms of performance, you’ll have your choice of two engine options to suit your needs. Choose between an efficient turbo four-cylinder or a [...]

By |2019-02-06T09:36:23+00:00February 6th, 2019|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Holmes Auto Group|Comments Off on Arriving Soon: The All-New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
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