Always Be Prepared To Engage
Always Be Prepared To Engage… After participating in a 3-week long study on something, I was asked to be a part of a client presentation focusing on a project we are going to work on. Being newly acquainted with the organization, my Operations Manager thought that it would be beneficial for me to become accustomed […]
What Makes An Effective Management Consultant?
What Makes An Effective Management Consultant? What Makes an Effective Management Consultant? The consulting industry is known for its high-performance workers who are considered to be the best in the business. But what does it take to succeed in such a competitive field? While some may think having an Ivy League diploma is enough, they […]
Top 10 Things to Improve Your Business
Top 10 Things to Improve Your Business Improvement is constantly needed within every business. Whether there is a desire to increase sales, improve customer satisfaction, or gain revenue, there is always something a company can better. Here is our exclusive list of the top 10 practices that can help improve your business: Set Realistic Goals Although the […]
Trust but Verify: How the Truth can be Eroded at Every Layer of Management
Trust but Verify: How the Truth can be Eroded at Every Layer of Management It’s true that some leaders live in the clouds of management and their view of the ground (aka production floor) is often blurry and distorted. Perhaps they are missing the red flags being waived as a project falls behind schedule, perhaps they can’t […]
The Most Effective Way to Minimize Downtime in Manufacturing is…
The Most Effective Way To Minimize Downtime In Manufacturing Is… #1 Do Not Plan for It: Sounds obvious but it’s NOT.… Too often management fails to assign enough work for their employees. They tend to underestimate how much work someone can actually achieve when completely focused and working against the clock. In some cases, employees […]
How do you prevent 5 Shades of Grey from killing your efficiency and sometimes your profit?
How do you prevent 5 Shades of Grey from killing your efficiency and sometimes your profit? In my 20 years of working with dozens of manufacturers, I have witnessed a frequent battle between Operations and Marketing. Finance often allies with Operations and Sales supports Marketing; all while the CEO usually gives the final word. The […]