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How Simple Metrics Will Drive Results

Simple metrics drive results. Whether a food and beverage manufacturer or an aerospace distributor, measuring the "right" metrics will focus attention on key issues and drive results.

WMS Efficiency, Resiliency & Metrics

As manufacturers and distributors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they are focused on how to grow revenue and become more efficient and profitable to offset the typically negative impacts of COVID. In the situations where business has grown exponentially in consumer industries such as B2C (e-commerce), home improvement and [...]

Kaizens & the Importance of Metrics

My colleague and I led a Kaizen workshop on metrics last week with a process manufacturing client.  It is always interesting to brainstorm which metrics are the most relevant in tracking a company's success.  They are NOT always the same. 

Walmart Raising the Supply Chain Metrics Bar

Time is ticking – do you know your OTIF score? One of my clients forwarded this Business Insider article about Walmart’s supply chain metrics. Walmart is not only requiring an increase in OTIF (on-time-in-full) delivery performance but it also will charge penalties for suppliers that don’t live up to [...]

2023-09-03T16:18:44-07:00August 11, 2017|Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Briefing|Tags: , |

Gain a Strategic Focus on Quality IF Customers are Important

Understand what your customers consider to be good quality before investing in unnecessary costs. Even the founder of lean principles, Toyota, can falter on quality; thus, anyone can lose their edge – yet it is cornerstone to business success. People and companies have more choices than ever before. If [...]

Forget Data Cleanup and Find a Measure to Start NOW!

Are you mired in data cleanup and not focused on measures that can immediately help you? Stop searching for the “right” data lever and look for measures to track and improve processes. If you have the systems to measure your ideal metric, go for it but don't let it [...]

Best Practices in Project Teamwork

Since projects lift bottom-line business results, companies depend on these initiatives for growth and profits. Cultivating a strong project team and handing them a clear goal are keys to success. Published in "Project Times" website, October 11, 2016 Click here for original article. Projects are the cornerstone to achieving [...]

2023-09-16T18:34:31-07:00October 11, 2016|Categories: In The News, Project Management|Tags: , , , , , |

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 "Project Times" website, March 1, 2016 Click here for original article. In today's Amazon-impacted world, customers have higher expectations [...]

2023-09-19T07:55:53-07:00September 28, 2016|Categories: In The News, Project Management|Tags: , , , , , |

What Is Your Company Culture?

Being able to define your culture in your workplace is the starting point to being able to make positive changes to the beliefs that govern behavior. There is quite a bit of talk on culture in organizations; however, if you were asked to define your culture, could you? I [...]

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