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A Systems Checkup

Early in the year is an appropriate time to perform a systems audit.  Most clients could benefit from this at any time of the year as we often discover some significant gaps.  A subset of the questions we look into further include: Do you have clarity of your current [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:26+00:00February 5, 2018|Categories: ERP, Process, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Technical Innovation & Japan’s Bullet Train

November 17, 2016 While in Japan last week, I had the opportunity to ride the bullet train three times - and, even waited to go back to Tokyo from Mt. Fuji to see it whiz past since you cannot see it in action in Tokyo as a terminal station [...]

Why Financial Acumen is Relevant to Operations

Have you put your organization under review to look for ideas and solutions that may be right in front of you? Take a step back and look for those strategic weapons with an eagle eye at improving performance and your bottom line. As we brainstormed our unique value proposition [...]

Why Customer Service Trumps All!

Start with building a customer service culture with your employees to give your clients reason to come back and refer you to others.Although we work on many topics impacting manufacturers and distributors, we have found that the most popular - and vital - is customer service. Prior to the [...]

5P Accelerator to Fast-Track Growth and Profits

Energy spent on focus, speed and relationships can help companies chart a course for growth and increase revenue.Our most successful clients are constantly thinking about where they are headed. They think about why they are going there — how does it fit with their vision? How does it have [...]

The Impact of the Volatility

January 27, 2016 Certainly, you'd have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about the wild swings in the global stock markets lately.  Although we've definitely become more comfortable with volatility, it still can cause executives to take a step back and think.  What if China's [...]

The Value of Process Flows

Being a systems pragmatist is critical in not making assumptions about your processes, but rather review every production step to uncover any issues that were not being addressed.When the idea of The Systems Pragmatist service line popped to mind, I was thinking about the critical importance of systems and [...]

The People Element

Locate your best employees, particularly in leadership positions, and invest in them for continued success.I find that the best process will fail with the wrong people. The best system will not drive results if the wrong people are involved. Yet if exceptional people are involved, even the most mediocre [...]

2020-09-28T16:44:23+00:00August 28, 2015|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Significant Value of Processes

Following business processes that are known to work is the cornerstone of a successful supply chain business.Processes are often overlooked in terms of their value. Everyone knows you should have them, document them and even follow them but few understand their power. Process review - One of my most [...]

Leadership during Busy Times

Work amounts fluctuate but busy times are guaranteed. Set the work tone with calm leadership so team members don’t panic during hectic periods.Every week is busy, don’t you think? We always think next week will be better, but is it? Doubtful. Another corporate priority arises. A customer wants to [...]

2020-09-25T23:52:31+00:00October 3, 2013|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , |
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