Social media hit the scene hard and changed the business equilibrium to heavily favor consumers. Balance is not likely to be restored anytime soon as consumers continue to hold tightly to their voice in the marketplace. What is likely to change is the way businesses will cope with this invaluable flow of data.
Big data is changing everything, everywhere – permanently. Business will never be the same, nor will the human experience. With these big data-fueled, earth-shattering changes comes the need to adapt as quickly as possible. Fortunately, adapting is what humankind does best. Unfortunately, the ability to quickly and successfully adapt to change is typically not a strength in many businesses…
Many mistakenly believe the game of rock, paper, scissors is a game of chance. Actually, it’s an exercise in quick-thinking strategy development and implementation. And, guess what?! Paper is chosen least often in the game as players subconsciously think it a losing play. And it is. Not just in the game but as a strategy in business too, particularly for manufacturers. Paper documents are the weak point in any manufacturer’s operation and here’s why…
No market segment seemed more suited to enterprise resource planning (ERP) use than manufacturing. The processes were highly structured, repetitive, and identical in this assembly-line world. But manufacturing is a business as much as it is a producer and as such it needs more than software that can rinse and repeat.
There is a paradox in human thinking: the love of both disciplined organization and free-wheeling adhocracy. We build silos to satisfy the first and tear them down again to indulge the latter. But only one of these conditions is prosperous for business. The other creates chaos and it’s probably not the one you think.
Getting buy in for a new technology can be tough. In this 3 part series, Pam Baker outline the top three threats to getting buy-in and how to resolve them. In part one you discovered the most common reason top-level management says NO to even the best-laid plans and in part 2, the difference between value and price were described as a clear hindrance. In this final part of the series, we see how to meet Executive agendas for an even greater chance of getting buy in.
Getting buy in for a new technology can be tough. In this 3 part series, Pam Baker outline the top three threats to getting buy-in and how to resolve them. In part 1 you discovered the most common reason top-level management says NO to even the best-laid plans, in Part 2 Pam uncovers another hidden reason-and how to overcome it.
Getting buy in for a new technology can be tough. In this 3 part series, Pam Baker outline the top three threats to getting buy-in and how to resolve them. In part 1, you will discover the most common reason top-level management says NO to even the best-laid plans. Cut them off at the pass with these tips and address their concerns up front for a better chance at getting buy-in.
Manufacturing has learned a lot about being lean and manufacturing leaders have retooled both their thinking and their processes to make the most of lessons learned. As a result, manufacturers have become ideal role models for corporate and small businesses alike. In this article, Pam Baker describes three things manufacturing does to be lean that you can adapt to fit your own company.
The spoils go to the competitor that best leverages data. Not to the company with the most data and not to the one with the highest quality data, but to the competitor that can effectively use all its data. So how do you get your business over its addiction to paper? Pam Baker describes three real world ways IT can get management and employees to move data off of paper and into your digital systems.
The Information Age promised everyone unlimited access to a wealth of information. Indeed it has delivered on that promise to the tune of terabytes of data accessible by anyone with an Internet connection–but it also confused and misinformed many who thought it would bring enlightenment. So how do you bring value to your data and documents without making it overwhelming? Pam Baker explains how in this riveting article on the power of combining business systems.