Tag Archives: Performance Measurements

If “Bean Counters” Should Be “Bean Growers”, They Need More Time in the Day.

There was recently an interesting article in the Strategic Finance journal¹ about the need for accountants to take on a more strategic role in their companies². The piece – “Bean Counters No More” – was written by Neil H. Baier who … Continue reading

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Oxymorons: More Food for Thought

Continuing my new blog series about some of the oxymorons imbedded in the “traditional” manufacturing world … Just to remind you: an oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.  We hear these all the time in common … Continue reading

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What Holds You Back?

I’ve been working with a great company recently.  They make several lines of furniture which share numerous characteristics. They sell many standard products and components, but they also make-to-order customized products configured for specific sites often with very short lead … Continue reading

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