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Success in the New Normal Recovery

As the stock market just topped 12,000, it is apparent we are in a recovery. Yet it is far from a traditional recovery - jobless with limited growth. In fact, to most everyday people, it doesn't feel like a recovery. As I've talked with clients and business contacts and [...]

2020-10-06T20:40:25+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Change Management, Strategy|Tags: , , |

Want to Improve Your Business But Not Sure Where to Start?

Learn how your business stacks up with internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), then take action. Volatility is here to stay! Even though we continue to drudge along in the lackluster recovery, excitement remains - earthquakes, nuclear disasters, global conflicts in Libya, oil prices skyrocketing again, [...]

Lean – Fad or Vehicle to Bottom Line Results?

If you notice and act upon trends, you will succeed. In my 20 years of experience across multiple industries and globally, I've found that a secret to success is identifying trends EARLY in the process and then acting upon them as it makes sense. Lately, I've had a plethora [...]

2021-12-24T19:32:16+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Change Management, ERP, ERP & Related Technologies, Strategy|Tags: , , |

Volatility is the New Norm

In today's new normal business environment, volatility is the new norm. Change is required to remain competitive or to become competitive. If you manage change better than your competition, you'll have the opportunity to leapfrog the competition. In the last several years, I've seen a multitude of examples of [...]

2020-10-06T19:49:57+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

How to make performance management work for you

How many managers or employees think performance management is worthwhile? From my experience and research, the answer is few. And, on the other hand, how many complain that the manager or employee is on a different page from one another? Most. This leaves a paradox - most people think [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:34+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Business Process Improvement to Drive Bottom Line Results

Business process improvement has almost become a "buzzword" - sounds good but what does it mean? What is really accomplished? Many times, companies create volumes of 1-inch thick binders of best practice processes, and yet achieve no bottom line results. Anyone seen these binders collecting dust on the bookshelf? [...]

2020-09-18T19:58:17+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Process|

Scorecards/ Metrics – how to make a difference to your bottom line

Why track performance? Not tracking performance would be the same as if you watched a football game and never knew the score - what fun would that be? And why watch at all? Scorecards and metrics are your tool for understanding progress towards your business goals and they provide [...]

2020-10-06T21:03:23+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Ideas to minimize freight costs in today’s economy

Partner with customers: Treat your customers as partners and brainstorm freight savings opportunities that would yield a win-win. There are a myriad of possibilities once you have a common goal. Partner with suppliers: Fierce negotiation isn't going to "win the race". Instead, treat your freight carriers as partners. Share [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:34+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Lessons from my Finance Mentor: How to Turn a Profit

My finance mentor definitely signifies "profit through people". I learned more from him about how to make a profit in the years we worked together than my BSBA, MBA (in Finance) and all the training classes over the years combined. He took all the complex terminology, confusing formulas and [...]

2020-10-06T20:53:32+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Strategy|
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