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The Power of Databases

July 24, 2015 I've been working with a client recently on a SIOP (sales, inventory and operations planning) program. We are gaining access to powerful information that will help them hire at the "right" time (not too early - and, more importantly, not too late when considering growth & [...]

The Power of Customer Service

July 10, 2015 I've seen a few examples of the power of customer service this week, and it propelled me to write on what a huge impact it can have. For example, I participated in 3 full days of ERP demonstrations in order to provide expertise on which sofware [...]

How to Be Prepared for GROWTH!

June 22, 2015 If you are related to aerospace, you've probably heard the GREAT news that the world fleet will double in size over the next 20 years. Based on which news you read, the estimates are between 32,000 and 37,000 planes. Now that is growth! The same type [...]

2020-10-02T22:35:50+00:00June 22, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking, SIOP / S&OP|Tags: , , , , , |

Manufacturers See Critical Importance of Collaboration

June 15, 2015 According to a recent KPMG survey on the Global Manufacturing Outlook, executives are thinking about innovation. 81% are altering their business models to to encourage collaboration with customers, suppliers and other partners to "improve the value of their innovation investments". Speed is critical. Thus, a key [...]

The Power of Your Personal Brand

I just completed two Amazon reviews for two fabulous books on marketing topics: Marketing Above the Noise by Linda Popky and The Membership Economy by Robbie Baxter. I recommend both as "must reads"! Thus, I am thinking about the power of marketing. I find that my most successful clients [...]

Why Looking at Return on Investment (ROI) is So Much Better than Cost

How many times have you heard about managing cost (or saving money) in the past week? I bet quite a few as almost all companies focus significant efforts on cost. In all functions and certainly if you are in or responsible for Operations, a large portion of your responsibility [...]

Why It’s Important to Honor Those Who Served & Take Time for Family

Certainly on Memorial Day weekend, it is important to honor those who have served and to set aside time to spend with family. It shouldn't take a special holiday for us to focus on these priorities; however, it certainly is a great reminder. I find that we get so [...]

2020-10-02T22:43:16+00:00May 25, 2015|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , |

Grand Ole Opry & Why Tradition Still Matters

I attended the Grand Ole Opry last night.....what an amazing Country Music tradition! I love that the Grand Ole Opry is actually a radio show. Now, in addition to having the radio station featured on the stage, it also includes #Opry. Times evolve but radio still rules in Nashville! [...]

Do You Have Enough Female Leaders?

I attended the compelling Renaissance Executive Forums All Member meeting last week in the Inland Empire, and it got me thinking about female leaders. One of the keynote speakers discussed this topic. Who would think it would take me attending an event to think about an obviously appropriate topic? [...]

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