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It’s All About the Numbers … Or is it?

By Philip Franz October 8, 2017 - Blog by Phill Franz

Using Strategic and Operational Metrics to Effectively Obtain Business Results If you can’t measure it, you cannot improve it An old adage, right?  Who can argue with a quantitative approach to identifying and solving business problems?  After all, numbers don’t lie, but they also don’t tell the whole truth about business performance.  Before you stop…

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In Search of the Illusive Supply Chain Strategy Part II

By Philip Franz October 8, 2017 - Blog, Change Management by Phill Franz

What the Illusive Supply Chain Strategy looks like Start simple, keep it simple.  Too many organizations hire high price consultancies to help them develop a strategy.  These consultants create a complex, multi-volume strategy that company executives and managers do not know how to apply to everyday supply chain business issues.  If line supply chain management…

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Change Management … Why is it so hard to change?

By Philip Franz July 19, 2017 - Blog, Change Management, oVo® Methodology, Supply Chain Management, Value Optimization by Phill Franz

Change Management studies and practices began in the 1960’s, gaining business momentum in the 1980’s and is commonplace in 2017.  Change Management incorporates communication, education, training, and deployment as part of the change management process.  Although consultants, corporate change management practitioners, and advisory organizations have developed multiple change management implementation methodologies and best practice recommendations, organizational…

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Is it Easier to Produce a Quality Customer Product or Quality Business Data?

By Philip Franz March 27, 2017 - Analytics, Change Management, oVo® Methodology, Reveal, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Value Solutions by Kelly Kuhlman

By Philip Franz The answer to this question depends on who you talk to in any organization.  Organization employ many people whose job responsibility is to provide research and development, product engineering, manufacturing, quality and logistics. The focus of all of these roles are to ensure a quality product to the customer.  Unfortunately, few companies…

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’tis the Season to Balance Demand, Supply and Fulfillment

By Philip Franz November 28, 2016 - Value Optimization by Kelly Kuhlman

Amazon recently announced that it is hiring 120,000 seasonal workers to support its holiday season fulfillment orders. While this is a boon for people looking for seasonal employment across the United States, adding 120,000 new employees into a complex fulfillment process is a monumental undertaking for any organization. Amazon supply chain professionals are hiring seasonal…

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