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Executive S&OP’s Soft Benefits Enable Hard Benefits By Robert A. Stahl

by Administrator Account on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 2:08 PM
Hard benefits – usually measurable in financial terms – are not directly achieved. They result and consequence of the soft benefits, which include such things as:

• Enhanced Teamwork, at both executive and doer levels

• Better Communications, horizontally and vertically

• Better Decision-making Processes

• More Focused Accountability

• Greater Control

• A Window Into the Future

While these soft benefits cannot be measured with numbers, they’re very real in companies using Executive S&OP successfully.
Soft Skills
Executive S&OP

What is Lean? By Mike Loughrin

by Administrator Account on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:44 AM
Lean is the number one improvement program in the world. The only real competition for popularity comes from inaction or weak attempts that rely upon naive trial and error. In terms of comprehensive programs, the runner up methodology is Six Sigma, a great program, but far less popular than lean.

Let’s look closer at lean in terms of foundation, approach, vision, and applicability across various organizations...
Lean Tools

The Tale of Four Manufacturing Companies by Richard Artes

by Administrator Account on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:14 AM

This article is short story about four manufacturing companies named Company A, Company B, Company C and Company D. Each of these companies makes products with the same name and characteristics. 

These products have the same description, function, performance, features, quality and capabilities. There are, however, difference in company operations and management. Which company would you choose to work for or invest in? 

Operational Due Diligence
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