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Leverage Social Networks to Drive Business Results

Cross-supply Chain Opportunities

Look beyond your immediate customers to their customers, and so on, for cross-supply chain opportunities that could spell win-win-win for all I find that cross-functional teams can be some of the most valuable teams that generate winning ideas. By taking a diverse team of people with different backgrounds and [...]

The Power of Partnerships

I helped to kick off a SAP Bootcamp for my APICS (#1 trade association for supply chain management) chapter in combination with our partner, Cal State University, San Bernardino.  Cal State University San Bernardino is one of the only universities I am familiar with that teaches students about ERP [...]

Are You Working on the RIGHT Priorities?

Make time to examine and rank priorities to make sure you are focused on the most important aspects of your business.In today’s new normal business environment, executives run from meeting to meeting, call to call and rarely have time to THINK.  How do we know we are working on [...]

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move.As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is very [...]

Hidden Opportunities for Process Improvement

Business moves fast as customers demand more and competitors look for an edge to beat you. Excelling in this environment requires a proactive approach with continuous process improvement at the heart.Take any business process. I have no doubt there will be hidden opportunities for process improvement. When is the [...]

How Manufacturers and Distributors can Utilize Social Media for Success

Maximize your use of social media to distinguish your company.In today’s new normal, we are in a volatile and challenging business environment where customers are demanding more for less – and NOW! Thus, it is increasingly critical to stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to [...]

How to Effectively Engage Employees and Achieve Results

Great leaders know how to engage and empower employees to thrive in the new normal business economy. In my recent conversations with clients and business contacts, a common concern has emerged: How to leverage the recovery to grow the business and increase profitability. There is considerable uncertainty surrounding how [...]

The Power of Networks

Business success relies on the extent and effectiveness of your network. Developing quality relationships can take your personal and professional life to the next level. I've always seen the power of networks; however, there is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the topic for those executives who would like [...]

8 Don’ts in Leveraging Social Networks Successfully

I've yet to meet a manufacturer or distributor that didn't want to improve customer service and operational performance - and preferably yesterday. In today's new normal business environment, it is a tough competitive environment - you must be ahead of your competition in understanding your customers' desires and provide [...]

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Social Media Buzzing in the News

According to a recent Deloitte and Forbes Insight study, business leaders identified social media as the 4th largest risk source for the next 3 years. A few years back, social media wouldn’t have even been on the radar! Also, the Harvard Business Review discussed how social media tools can [...]

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