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I’m pleased to announced that my new book is available on Amazon. Moving into the Express Lane: How to Rapidly Increase the Value of Your … Continue reading

A good banker has your best interests at heart and can be a key advisor to your business. Not only do commercial lenders provide lines … Continue reading

Many companies use benchmarking as a means to drive process and productivity improvement. Most industries publish benchmarking data including financial, productivity, asset, market growth, and … Continue reading

One of the four Dimensions of Executive Thought involves the use of human resources. Executives should consider whether they have the right people doing the … Continue reading

At this time of year, many companies are updating their operations strategies or developing new ones for the future. Some began last fall, but others … Continue reading

How can you create more speed in your company? Eliminate anything that isn’t needed. Rather than just trying to work faster, assess the process and … Continue reading

I was recently interviewed for an article in CFO Magazine on the radical changes we’re seeing in supply chain. Interestingly, the author discusses some of … Continue reading

CFO Magazine recently interviewed me for an article on how supply chains are changing and the cost reduction opportunities those changes will offer. Manufacturers and … Continue reading

To dramatically increase a company’s value, you can’t just think outside the box, you have to destroy the box. Many executives have (intentionally or not) … Continue reading

One of the key benefits of key performance measures (KPMs) is that they help you and your team focus on results rather than activities, and … Continue reading