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The Value of Diversity

June 29, 2020 Diversity has always been core to success. Are you gaining different viewpoints? It has certainly been proven that deliberately bringing diverse viewpoints into projects and teams will lead to greater levels of success. Men will have different perspectives than women. People with different nationalities and backgrounds [...]

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The Resilient Supply Chain: Cross-Organizational Collaboration

I've been coordinating a process involving several disparate players, ranging from multiple educational institutions who are not aligned with one another, government players (with many differing goals), and business partners (with a completely different set of needs).  Although there are others, these 3 core groups are more than enough!   [...]

What’s Ahead for People?

Without people, no business will thrive. That's why even the most technical of companies such as Google value people.  In our experience, people are the #1 asset of any organization. Hands down, we can help any organization with good people quicker and to a FAR larger degree than an [...]

Do You Give Back?

We are all so busy, it can be hard to find time to give back.  However, the future of our profession, future leaders and our region is at stake.  Thus, it can be a great priority to add into your day to find a way to give back.   Choose [...]

Holiday Parties and Diversity

December 9, 2017 I participated with several holiday parties recently - and have a few more planned.  That is a nice benefit of leading and participating in so many groups.  The pictures below are from my APICS Inland Empire chapter holiday mixer and member appreciation event.  Thanks to Susan [...]

The Value of Strategy Discussions in Fiji

November 11, 2017 I just wrapped up strategy discussions with my global, growth-focused group (of top-notch consultants) in Fiji.  Since we are a group spanning multiple countries from the U.S. to Australia and Japan, we meet in interesting locations throughout the Pacific Rim and western North America.  Interestingly, we [...]

Keys to Delegation Success for Projects

With today’s high customer expectations for quick service, 24/7 accessibility and expanded services supply chain managers are increasingly overloaded. Delegation is key to meeting demands and working efficiently.Published in "Liquid Planners" website, March 1, 2016 Click here for original article. In today's Amazon-impacted world, customers have higher expectations of [...]

Why ERP Success Has Little to Do with Systems

ERP success depends on the quality and understanding of the people involved, from suppliers to team members.After partnering with dozens of clients to help them select the “right” system that best fits their business requirements and partnering with many more to design the “right” processes in conjunction with their [...]

Collaborate for Project Success

Create fresh business ideas for your project by collaborating with diverse groups in your offices and along the supply chain.Published in "Project Times" website, April 6, 2015 Click here for original article. Collaboration has come into vogue. In my experience working with clients ranging in size from $4 million [...]

Business Process ROI

Systems pragmatists focus on achieving exponential returns on investment (ROI) with a combination of top-notch business processes, systems, and people.Business process improvement is starting to make a comeback as executives are thinking about how to increase efficiencies. I’m a fan of selecting a few critical priorities and re-focusing resources [...]

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