Operations


Jul

04

2018
Business Operations – The Game Winner

Business Operations – The Game Winner

A business is essentially a system of business operations. When there is no organization and structure in the management of its processes, the company struggles to focus on new projects and growth, and spends most of its time keeping up with its day-to-day activities. Successful businesses are organized businesses; they have their business operations in order and sync with each other. If your employees are...

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Jun

14

2018
Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Business processes are responsible for getting a product or service to the end user. Through a well designed supply chain, managers and executives are able to minimize waste and boost profits. Business processes The end of all good and bad supply chains is the customer. It is activated to fulfill an order – whether it was made at a store, online or by phone. Oftentimes...

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Jun

08

2018
The Role of Operations Managers

The Role of Operations Managers

Operations managers keep the company running. They manage all day-to-day activities and allow CEO’s and business owners to keep their eye on the big picture. Because of operations managers, the company is able to focus attention in two areas at the same time: operations and future plans. While the job description for an operations manager differs by industry, some responsibilities remain the same. Other than...

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Jun

03

2018
How to Manage Startup Operations

How to Manage Startup Operations

Startups are future companies. For sustainable growth, make sure your startup operations and organizational structure can grow into your future vision. In any startup, there are 3 elements in startup operations that contribute to growth: company culture, people versus processes, and leadership. Startup operations – Company culture The culture of your company is it’s “personality”. So if you want your toy manufacturing startup to be...

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May

22

2018
Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

The goal of every business is to create value for its shareholders. Setting targets and then achieving them is the work of a good operations strategy in the right direction. The operations strategy of a company defines its long-term goals in sync with its vision and mission. By leading the organization in the right direction, it is able to deliver sustainable growth and security, and...

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May

14

2018
3 Areas to Assess Business Operations for Profitable Growth

3 Areas to Assess Business Operations for Profitable Growth

A successful business doesn’t just meet their targets, they aim to achieve higher than their goals. By delivering maximum output, managers are able to add growth and profit to the organization. Executives leverage three areas of business operations to create an efficient system: revenue, output, and cost control and risk management. All three areas function independently, but there are common areas of cooperation between them...

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May

10

2018
How to Inject Efficiency Into Business Operations

How to Inject Efficiency Into Business Operations

In 2004, UPS announced that its trucks will no longer make left turns. A year later, the company reported that it had saved tens of millions of dollars. By cutting “wasteful” steps in business operations, UPS was able to increase efficiency by an incredible amount. A few years ago, UPS decided to use routes that avoided left turns as they were the ones most likely...

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Oct

01

2013

Defining the Best Organizational Structure for Your Business

Contributed by David Shaffer Over many years of working with small to medium size businesses, particularly those looking for, or experiencing growth, a common theme has frequently emerged; one of assuring that the infrastructure of old is robust enough to match the demands of today. A misaligned organization can result in declining customer service, quality, profitability and employee satisfaction levels. It can destroy a company’s...

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Jun

01

2013

Effective Risk Management Supported by Internal Audit Activities

Contributed By Anthony Padilla Most businesses today face a shifting landscape led by economic uncertainty, closely followed by growing regulatory burdens. These variables add to an already full plate of risks facing owners, executives, investors, and boards. Enterprise risk is a collective term – it encompasses product, personnel, operational, regulatory, fraud, litigation, economic, country, credit and other risks which management has to address to varying...

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Nov

26

2012

A Commonsense Approach to Cloud Computing for Small Business

Contributed by: Dave Key The destruction done by Hurricane Sandy is another reminder of the vulnerability of maintaining on-premise IT systems.  Those businesses that had been running their business “from the Cloud” didn’t experience the downtime and potential data loss of those with on-premise IT. Business continuity after a disaster is just one reason why businesses of all sizes have been moving their IT operations...

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