Operations Payoff

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At this time of year, many companies conduct their annual off-site planning retreat to develop strategic plans for the next year. Then it’s back to … 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

Often considered to be the domain of the CFO, cash flow can be impacted by more than just finance and accounting. Sales, operations, supply chain … Continue reading

Watching the Rose Bowl earlier this month I saw Penn State’s impressive running back, Saquon Barkley, who has a great combination of agility and speed. … Continue reading

Sutton Foster is a Tony Award winning Broadway star. She wasn’t always in that position, though. In a story on CBS Sunday Morning (Dec 12, … Continue reading

To move into the express lanes toward accelerated profit and growth, you need to develop a holistic view by connecting your operations strategy and your … Continue reading

Strong process discipline is vital for top performance. By discipline, I’m referring to the tenacity, diligence, and persistence people exhibit in their work. Let me … Continue reading

Over the years I’ve seen many companies, both manufacturers and distributors, with very low inventory turns, due in part to slow moving or obsolete inventory. … Continue reading

Many operations executives spend a great deal of time trying to figure out what the capacity of their operations is. I suggest it is always … Continue reading

According to an article in Industry Week, most companies use only cost reduction (as opposed to cost prevention) because a reduction is easy to measure … Continue reading