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Are You Ready for a Systems Transformation?

The need for a systems transformation seems to be arising more frequently lately.  How do you know if it is time to consider a systems transformation?  Let's start by defining a systems transformation.  In essence, a systems transformation is an upgrade of the way you perform business inclusive of [...]

Competition – Or Are They?

October 6, 2017 Last week, Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director of the Engineering Clinic at Harvey Mudd, and I led our most recent Harvey Mudd executive roundtable on this topic.  We created these roundtables to bring Southern California executives together to network and discuss timely topics [...]

My ProVisors Ontario Group’s 5 Year Anniversary and Amazing Connections

September 30, 2017 I am the Group Leader for the ProVisors (top notch group of trusted advisors to business executives and owners) Ontario group.   Last week, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary..... aren't we a sharp-looking group!  HUNDREDS of referrals and business connections later, we continue to be quite [...]

Styx and the Power of the Positive and Enjoying Your Career

September 25, 2017 Last week, I attended a Styx concert at the L.A. Fair - what a powerful event!  The band has been around for 45 years and still enjoys singing together!  It was apparent in watching the concert.  They really took the positive spin on their commentary and [...]

A Tour of Skechers & Jaw Dropping Savings

August 24, 2017 Recently, I went on a tour of Skechers with my ProVisors group.  We had heard so much about the building and related innovations from the developer, Iddo Benzeevi, previously that we were really excited to see it in action.  There are truly jaw dropping savings - [...]

Even The Best System Will Fail Without Talent

It’s paramount in business to have the “right” people at the table.As an ERP expert, it is quite clear to me that even the best systems will fail miserably if they don't possess talent. Don't even bother to select and implement an ERP system if you don't have the [...]

The Calm of Muir Woods

September 8, 2017 Majestic Muir WoodsOver Labor Day, I went to San Francisco for a weekend away, prepared for the "coldest winter ever spent is a summer in San Francisco", and it turned out with record-setting temperatures over 100 degrees!  Thus, after doing a walking food tour in the [...]

Maybe Our Old System is Just Fine

We cannot tell you how many clients call thinking they need a new system to support their business when it isn't true!  Certainly there is a time to upgrade to a new system - when you've outgrown your old one (often-times QuickBooks with add-on's like Fishbowl), your old system [...]

Why Persistence Matters

August 28, 2017 Lisa with Ellen Kane at the 2017 APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Typically when I talk about persistence, I refer to my Mom because she is very persistent, and I'm glad that wore off on me.  However, this time, I am referring to one of [...]

The Ladies of Logistics (LOL) & the Power of Networks

August 20, 2017 On Friday night, I went to the annual LOL (Ladies of Logistics) bash, thanks to Elizabeth Warren (we're pictured below).  She brought together many of Southern California's most powerful women in logistics (and a few men too).  It was a great opportunity to talk with people [...]

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