Supply Chain Operation Reference Model

June 29, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Supply Chain Operation Reference model (SCOR) as developed by the Supply Chain Council is the most common tool to analyze and improve performance of supply chain management; measuring effectiveness of total supply chain management from tier-n suppliers to tier-n customers. Performance measures (read on...)

Don’t Be Afraid To Work With Your Competition

June 26, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Benchmarking is the practice of identifying companies with the best practices in a particular endeavor. Business managers usually study these companies and discern what makes them better. Subsequently, they plan and implement strategies that close the gap between the company’s performance (read on...)

Best Practices for Managers and Supervisors

February 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The command and control approach to managing personnel is the antiquated way managers and personnel used to conduct business back in the 20th Century. The rationale for the old top-down approach to management was a hold-over from the 19th Century where jobs were hard to find and talent was in (read on...)

Party Properly Today and Reap a Juicy January!

December 13, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Party season is upon us. The holidays, in all their glory, are a fabulous time for gathering and connecting with family, friends, co-workers, vendors, associates, etc. When you ‘party with a purpose’ you create a great way to promote your interior design business and bring in new (read on...)

A CFO’s Guide to Corporate Governance

September 3, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Few people can define “governance” in concrete terms, yet it remains one of those all-encompassing words that people use frequently. The dictionary defines governance as supremacy, domination, power, or authority. When used for corporations, it usually means general board (read on...)

Just How Good Is Your Company At That IT Stuff?

September 2, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

You would think that since all of these computers, networks, and software things have been around for so long that most companies would be just about even in how they make use of them, right? A recent study reveals that this is not the case: some of us are using IT to move the company forward and (read on...)

How to Establish a Leadership Development Program

August 25, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Getting a leadership development program established in any organization is tall order. This is especially true if you are starting from scratch. While some people will naturally become champions, more often people will be either neutral or even skeptical about such an initiative. Not until you (read on...)

Project Best Practice: Stakeholder Management

August 14, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Are you actively managing project stakeholders? Stakeholder management is as vital to a successful project outcome as is communications management. This article will focus on best practices relating to managing stakeholders on projects. For complete clarity on stakeholder management, let’s (read on...)

Persistence Pays Off: Effective Collection Methods

July 14, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

Sometimes, you just can’t get through to the person you need to talk to which can be frustrating when you’re trying to close out a project. This article was written by a translation manager who knows how to get in touch with people. It was written for a translation department, but can (read on...)

What Is Your Approach to the Sale? The Old Way? The New Way?

July 1, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

The time for systems of selling has passed. The time for sales manipulation has passed. The time for “finding the pain” has passed. The time for “closing the sale” has way passed. I wonder if you’re using yesterday’s approaches to complete today’s (read on...)