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What could be more important in today's new normal business environment of lackluster sales, strained liquidity and elevated customer service expectations than business development. Here are a few tips: Pick up the phone - as Sandi Brooks, a successful real estate broker even in today's weak market says, there [...]

2020-10-06T20:54:29+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Strategy, Talent|Tags: |

Can You Prevent ERP Implementation Chaos?

Achieve expected returns from your ERP implementation by following three keys to success.I've found that noticing and acting on trends can be a key to success from both a professional and personal perspective. Lately there have been plenty of trends to notice; however, a noteworthy one is that I've [...]

Lean I.T.

A friend and colleague, Vicki Jeter, is exceptional at designing and implementing lean for I.T. - in essence, Lean I.T. is about providing value in the eyes of the customer, driving out non-value added work, and leveraging systems to achieve bottom line results. Join her Linked In "Lean I.T. [...]

2020-09-18T19:53:43+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Process|

Often Overlooked Options to Drive Revenue Growth

In today's new normal business environment, characterized by sluggish growth, tight liquidity, elevated customer expectations and a general theme of "more for less", there's no doubt revenue has to be a top priority. Add demographic trends, and revenue becomes a critical priority. As baby boomers begin retiring, spending will [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Is Your Inventory System Working?

In my experience in working with clients across multiple industries, geographies and sizes, I have no doubt that effective inventory management is far from a no-brainer, yet implementing a few secrets to success can yield dramatic bottom line results. In today's new normal business environment, characterized by sluggish growth, [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:28+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: ERP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , |

What are the Latest Supply Chain Trends?

How can we not only "get through" today's new normal business environment but THRIVE? In my 20+ years of experience as both an Operations Executive and as an entrepreneur and business consultant who has worked with multiple companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises across varied industries and [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , |

Prominent Business Trends for 2012

As 2011 winds down, it is an opportune time to evaluate this year's progress and to think about strategy for 2012. I find that in order to get ahead of the curve (NO longer a nice-to-have in today's new normal business environment); it is vital to incorporate the latest [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: |

Top Strategies to Ensure Success in the New Year

As we start the New Year, I thought it was worthwhile to discuss critical yet often overlooked blocking and tackling maneuvers that ensure success. As most are debating New Year's resolutions and how to reengage after the holidays, why not get a leg up on the competition by excelling [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:36+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: |
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