Category Archives: Operations

Off-Shore Outsourcing – Hit or Miss?

In recent years, the commonly accepted wisdom has been that off-shore outsourcing of manufacturing is the way to go. We now know, however, of many companies that have chosen to have their manufacturing done in Asia or South America only … Continue reading

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The Property Tax You Pay But No One Collects

In our personal lives we often get offers for free samples, free trials, and free products.  If we had to pay, it’s highly likely we would not purchase such an item.  Unless the free item proved useful to you, would you keep … Continue reading

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Would You Take A Vacation Without Reservations?

If you are taking a vacation, you choose the destination and then make flight and hotel reservations and arrange for a rental car. If you show up at the airport or hotel, or rental car counter without reservations, the likelihood … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsey – Expert or Amateur

I do not watch much TV, aside from  some sporting events.  I do, however, have a love of cooking. So watching a few cooking shows from time to time helps me be a better cook.  This is where Gordon Ramsey … Continue reading

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Is Your Warehouse a “Wherehouse?”

How an effective Inventory Management System can increase profits. Do you have a plan for an effective Inventory Management System?  Success starts with a vision, and visions are realized through effective planning. Effective plans separate the winners from the rest … Continue reading

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Good as Gold

Good as Gold! Make quality a priority in every facet of your business. Most of us know the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  In the first chapter of this classic, Hill tells the story of R.U. Darby … Continue reading

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Work Hard Fly **** Failure in Crisis Management

Travelling home to New Jersey from California over the Christmas 2010 holiday, I and thousands of other travelers experienced a total failure by Continental Airlines management to lead in an obvious national crisis.   Like many others, my return home was … Continue reading

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Is your inventory performing?

A tight economy demands high performance in all areas, which is why it pays to keep tabs on your inventory, one of your company’s largest investments. How you manage your inventory can be the ticket to soaring profits — or … Continue reading

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