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SIOP/ S&OP and Bottom Line Benefits

According to a Hackett group study, the benefits of SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) can be dramatic. First, let's back up to describe SIOP: It is an integrated business process that aligns demand with supply and through which the executive /leadership team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization [...]

The Beauty of the World & Why It Relates to Work

April 30, 2019 You'll notice I enlarged the picture this week because I thought it noteworthy for you to see it. This is the Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, Sicily, which is a square known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna. [...]

ERP Selection: Why It Has Become a Strategic Priority

In today’s Amazonian environment, customers expect rapid delivery, over and beyond from cradle to grave, collaborative service, 24/7 accessibility and last-minute changes. Executives are realizing they must upgrade their technology infrastructure to meet and exceed these customer expectations while driving bottom line improvement. Your ERP decision will be one [...]

Which Technologies Should We Pay Attention To?

There are so many new technologies and combinations of technologies, it is extremely hard to keep up. How do you know which to pay attention to and which to ignore? Unfortunately, some clients have told us they get overwhelmed by it all and just go back to what they [...]

The Million Dollar Project Manager

Project managers drive initiative results yet they aren’t often treated with the respect nor given the support they need to thrive. Published in "Project Times" website, November 14, 2016 Click here for original article. In our experience working with manufacturers and distributors from small, family-owned businesses to medium-sized, private [...]

Eagle Eye Execution

In supply chain management and other industries that require collaboration, eagle eye execution is what you need to make it happen. In my experience as a global business consultant and former VP of Operations, I've yet to find a business that failed solely due to a poor strategy; however, [...]

The Art of Prioritization

Prioritizing is a unique skill of eagle eye strategists. Since I'd place bets that we all have far more to do than is remotely achievable, I strongly believe our success is dependent on our ability to prioritize. Choosing the "right" items to focus on makes the difference between success [...]

Overloaded Project Manager? Here are 8 Simple Tips to Help!

Successful project management needs to start with an objective, get the right team in place and aggressively anticipate and manage roadblocks.Published in "Project Times" website, September, 2012Click here for original article. Do you sit in project meetings? How about develop project plans? Report out to executives or board members? [...]

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