Category Archive: Insights

March 2020

9 Steps to Reduce Risks in Global Supply Chains

Many companies embrace global supply chains for the financial and competitive advantages they offer. Some have no choice because the raw materials or products they require only exist or are manufactured in certain parts of the world. But, for all the benefits associated with global supply chains, there are also risks. Those risks include transportation […]

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March 2020

Are You Scenario Planning Around the Coronavirus?

Without wanting to further add to the concern and hysteria around COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus), fears that there might be a widespread epidemic here in the US are causing widespread business uncertainty (just look at the swings in the stock market the last few days). This raises questions on how well prepared many business are […]

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March 2020

Inside the Mind of a Consultant…

Once you understand what is going on in the mind of a Consultant, it becomes a lot easier to make sense of what they are doing and why. So why not take a moment and come step inside a Consultants brain (don’t worry, it’s a bright and fun place to spend some time). Editor’s Note: […]

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February 2020

Three Reasons Why It Pays To Have An External Perspective

  People sometimes ask me “why do companies hire consultants like you?” There are many reasons, but the one I most often point to when answering why companies hire (and get high returns on their investment from) consultants is this: because they want, like, or need an external perspective … Think about it like this: […]

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November 2019

2020 will be here soon – Are you planning for it or winging it?

It is that time of year when many organizations are making strategic decisions about the coming year. Whether you approach planning formally or informally, there are many ways to skin the cat.  What is most important is that you have a workable plan and not just a laundry list of tasks. When that happens, according […]

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October 2019

System Assessment, Selection & Implementation – Part 2

Series Overview   In this blog series we will explore the full process that financial institutions face deciding on the best course of action for modernizing their current information technology. As with any complex situation it makes sense to it break down. By doing so we can readily understand the process and with this understanding […]

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October 2019

System Assessment, Selection & Implementation – Part 1

Series Overview   In this blog series we will explore the full process that financial institutions face deciding on the best course of action for modernizing their current information technology.  As with any complex situation it makes sense to it break down.  By doing so we can readily understand the process and with this understanding […]

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September 2019

Creating Transformation Across Manufacturing, IT and IoT

Recently, a few of our executives discussed IoT’s business potential, challenges and competitive advantage in manufacturing. JoLinda Vega, Steven Ham and Brian Howell. We live and work in a world of rapid change. Businesses must be focused on innovation with its people, process and technology to thrive in a highly competitive economy. Executive leadership is […]

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July 2019

Creating Organizational Value in the Supply Chain

Today’s marketplace is competitive. Businesses in all industries are looking for ways to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Maximizing the supply chain process can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line. Recently, two of our executives discussed how they help companies to create significant value in their supply chain and how suppliers can […]

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June 2019

A Short Primer on Process Improvement

Process Improvement (PI) or Business Process Improvement (BPI) is typically used by Industrial Engineers and Consultants to analyze an existing process to determine bottlenecks, waste, inefficiencies or areas of time delay and then develop possible solutions for improving the process. Examples of improvements could be things such as implementing a new application or system (i.e. […]

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