Operations Payoff

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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 … 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

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 executives ask me how to reduce costs more than the 3% – 5% often required annually by customers. Through many client engagements I’ve found … Continue reading

Yesterday I was talking to yet another frustrated CEO who wondered why his lean project wasn’t yielding any financial results, even after two years. The … Continue reading

Last week I was fishing with a friend who is CFO of a significant ski industry company. He mentioned he’d been looking at their retail … 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

Did you know that growth is the number one factor in determining company value? I recently discussed the importance of growth with someone from a … Continue reading

I recently attended a presentation on business transitions presented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in conjunction with GeffenMesher and Cascadia Capital, LLC. Hugh Campbell of … Continue reading

The dashboard of a small airplane has a number of gauges that provide a litany of information to the pilot. There’s one big dial right … Continue reading