Operations Payoff

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Recently I was working a project for a client and I checked several references I’ve used over the years for manufacturing and distribution improvements. Four … 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

Recently on a morning show on TV the commentator brought up the dangers of texting and driving and mentioned that he often tells his children … Continue reading

Teams are a key element of continuous improvement. A team is a group of people linked in a common purpose. This is different from a … 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

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

A wise person once said, “It is better to move three things forward a mile than a thousand things forward an inch.” To help people … 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