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This famous saying and book title by Marshall Goldsmith, the consummate management coach, applies to many things in our business lives, not the least of … Continue reading

Recently a company asked for my help in solving a mystery. Their revenue was growing but their profitability had declined over the past couple of … 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

Communication with suppliers is a vital element of forming a supplier partnership program, yet many (I would say most), companies don’t establish a solid foundation … 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

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

Who in the organization drives the cash-to-cash cycle? Most company managers assume the CFO is managing cash, so they don’t think much about it. But … 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