As people age, their bodies are less able to compensate for the effects of environmental hazards. Air pollution can aggravate heart disease and stroke, lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, and diabetes. This leads to increased medication use, more visits to health care providers, admissions to emergency rooms and hospitals, and even death. No matter the age, these lessons will help you or your loved ones. Continue reading Does Poor Air Quality Affect Asthma?
We talk a lot about minimizing waste, improving processes, and implementing best practices. Lean and five-S are common words in our collective vocabulary. What is an Example of Process Improvement in the Home? Continue reading What is an Example of Process Improvement in the Home?
If your business starts to improve too fast, you will have no choice but to lay people off. What is the Iron Law of Layoffs? Continue reading What Is the Iron Law of Layoffs?
Where does business success come from? Are great quarterbacks born as great football players or did they have to learn how to play football? Great players practice all week for the game on Sunday. But what do they practice? They are already great. They practices plays — football procedures. Continue reading Is Business Success a Random Event or a Learned Behavior?
How do you know where to begin? How can you identify a gap in one of your company’s core processes? The answer: Follow the Money Trail! But how do you follow the money trail, and what will that mean for your business? To answer this, let’s look at five steps to identify your core processes and any needs for change. Continue reading How to Identify and Improve Your Core Processes
The first pass assessment is used to understand your metrics, flows, and constraints to flow. In the second pass assessment, we perform a more detailed analysis and produce the data for a Value Stream Map. Next, we build the analysis documents we use to communicate the issues to others. Then we need to put it all together to select improvement opportunities. Continue reading How to Find Improvement Opportunities
In order to gain an advantage you need a competitive supply chain. Focusing too much on your own company leads to sub-optimization, which can hurt your teammates on your supply chain team and reduce your competitive advantages in the market. Continue reading How to Gain Competitive Advantage with Supply Chains
When the customer has finally decided on the color of the dress and the size of their new shoes, it will be up to your Ecommerce checkout page to seal the deal. So naturally, this is the crucial point in the shopping journey that can either close the sale, or inflate your cart abandonment rate if it’s not optimized properly. Organizing and optimizing the checkout process should be one of your key objectives if your goal is to build a competitive advantage, and remain relevant in the hearts and minds of your customers. Continue reading 5 Effective Ways to Optimize Your Ecommerce Checkout Process
Developing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) requires a lot of effort to create a system, change employee behavior (management and workers), and obtain the desired results. Many companies have successfully built an ISO QMS, passed their initial registration audit, and later failed to maintain all of the documents, records, and quality process activities. Creating an ISO QMS is one thing but maintaining it can be just as difficult for your organization. Continue reading Need Help With Your Quality Management System?
Every retailer today, whether they own an eCommerce store or a brick and mortar one, know how much of a nightmare inventory management can be. But what exactly is inventory management? Continue reading Optimize Your Inventory Management and Increase Efficiency