Operations Payoff

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Recently there have been a number of issues in the news that seemingly have different ‘science.’ One side says that the science clearly shows that … Continue reading

It’s not too late to take a look at the emerging business trends for 2020! Originally published in January, this newsletter shows why companies should … Continue reading

Recently I’ve had a number of discussions with company owners and other consultants about Trump’s tariffs. Many companies are wringing their hands due to the … Continue reading

Over the years I’ve helped many clients develop and implement innovative operations and supply chain strategy. One thing seems to make all the difference in … Continue reading

As supply chains become more global and the focus increases on JIT to boost speed and profitability, risk management becomes a key topic for supply … Continue reading

A stock analyst recently declared Amazon a “buy,” because Jeff Bezos has “a very solid vision of where he wants to take the company.” Vision … Continue reading

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 holistic view of strategy creates a balance between the business strategy and the operations strategy. An integrated approach that addresses both simultaneously exploits core … Continue reading

In my forthcoming book, Moving Into The Express Lane: How to Rapidly Increase The Value of Your Company, I explore how to align your operations … Continue reading

To raise profits, many companies turn to across-the-board price increases. They analyze the business’s performance, decide that profits aren’t high enough, and then implement a … Continue reading