The ABCs of Operational Excellence

Running a business effectively has many advantages. You serve the customers well, keep a healthy bottom-line, and foster positive morale in the organization. Companies that are successful in weathering the ups and downs in the competitive marketplace practise the ABCs of operational excellence, which are alignment, balance and collaboration. Alignment… [More]

How to Tackle Inefficiency with a Big Picture View

A bottleneck is a juncture where things could not move through due to constraints. These constraints include inadequate resource to handle the volume, errors that result in rework, delays caused by problems with specific tasks. A bottleneck is the result of an inefficient practice. Persistent inefficiency slows down the workflow… [More]

How to Power Up Productivity

Productivity is not just about speed. It encompasses the quality of the results delivered. In order to power up productivity in your business, there are two things you need to work on. 1.       Focus Every year, the business plan calls for a number of initiatives to be undertaken. These initiatives… [More]

3 Ways to Boost Morale through Operational Excellence

Happy employees are productive workers. They are excited about the work and take pride in what they do. The gratifying feeling displayed generates this burst of energy that enlightens colleagues around them. The positive morale is a productivity booster. On the other hand, unhappy employees spread negative energy. They complain… [More]

The Pruning Effects

Rhododendron is a fairly hardy plant. Under the right conditions, it grows and blossoms without much care. The plant does require pruning to keep it from becoming too ‘bushy.’ As an amateur gardener, I learned a few things from pruning. Instant Gratification With a pair of scissors in hand, I… [More]

Leverage that You Can Bank On

When you need to get something done, there are only two ways to go about it. Do it yourself or have someone get it done. When you are short of time, cannot get to the work location, don’t have the skills or tools to do the work, or simply don’t… [More]

Breaking Down Silos

In planning a promotion campaign, a retailer needs to determine what products would be offered, their price points, campaign duration, special sales terms and conditions, and store locations. These are customer-facing tasks. There are many other tasks. The buyer needs to source products, negotiate price with suppliers, determine purchase quantities,… [More]

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