Are Cost Cuts & Efficiency Gains the Same Thing? Where Should You Focus?
There is a lot of debate these days about the value or damage arbitrary cost cutting can bring to an organization. The reality is that many businesses are faced with this decision due to rising costs and Read more
What are you doing to set standards for exceptional quality and safety in your company?
There are two common organizational flaws that come to mind when I think of quality and safety programs. The first is the company that goes out of its way to preach the importance of quality and safety, but Read more
In order to reduce the chaos in your organization you need to know where it exists…so do you?
Within any organization there is constant movement: people come and go, management changes, ideas and work processes get updated. In addition to internal flows, external factors ‘poke’ at the organization forcing reactions that may or may not be streamlined into existing processes: technology advancements, increased customer expectations, supplier demands, market competition. Chaos is the reality of most Read more
Business Plans, Budgets & Forecasts: A How To Guide For Your Organization
Is your head spinning from all the stress & time spent on business plans, forecasts and budgets? Remember, planning is not a science…it’s an exercise…that should refresh you, keep you agile, and make you feel in control of your destiny! Is that how you feel? As we enter into this year’s budget and forecast season, try to challenge yourself and your team to become more efficient and to create better Read more
Make Purchasing & Supply Chain a Strategic Part of Your Organization
Here a a few things your organization should focus on to ensure purchasing and supply chain activities are in line with organizational goals. These areas impact the entire organization, so the entire organization should understand their role in making it a success.
We have identified six communication essentials to ensure activities are aligned within your organization for positive results: Read more
Is your Operations Group aligned with your company’s vision?
As market dynamics change, so should your operations group. Make sure you are being proactive, able to adapt and stay competitive. Here are six success tips all operations professionals should incorporate into their routine.
Focus on Communication input and output.
What does your company value most, your employees or your processes?
Workplace Bureaucracy can leave your company stagnant & demotivated. As a leader, a manager and an individual contributor, you should be looking to create a balance between creativity and consistency. Each one of us has the responsibility to improve our work environment.
Business Reports & Month-End Figures..Can’t they just get along?
Sales, Marketing, Operations, Quality, IT, Human Resources…it does not matter what part of the world you are in, or your ranking in the corporate hierarchy. We all do it…create reports that tell our story…a different story than is shown in Accounting’s month end data. Why does this happen? Who is to blame..and who is right?