Tag: operations


Sep

22

2018
Interim Executive Advice: Your Company Needs an Operations Manual

Interim Executive Advice: Your Company Needs an Operations Manual

An operations manual can bring order to an organization and drastically improve workflow. So the next time an interim executive steps in, they can hit the ground running. An operations manual is essentially a system that can run your business. If your business is a chaos of tasks and people with no coordination at the heart of it, you’ve got a problem. Interim Executive Advice: An...

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Sep

18

2018
The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

Managers today need to know there’s a difference between operations and strategy. Both aspects of the business work parallel to each other, boosting performance and creating a competitive edge. Think of operations and strategy like two separate but essential engines on a boat. Both engines run efficiently and independently to ensure a smooth and fast journey. Running on one engine can lead you in a...

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Jul

15

2018
The CEO’s Checklist for Operations

The CEO’s Checklist for Operations

“Operations” covers a lot of territory in a company. If you currently have, or are considering hiring, a Chief Operations Officer, or COO, you need to decide how broad you define his or her duties. A few of the interim COOs at Cerius helped us identify critical questions about operations that serve as a checklist for CEOs. This checklist will help you do three critical...

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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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Feb

26

2018
Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

At Cerius, we have seen various strategic uses of an Interim Operations Executive. There’s a number of reasons a company of any size would need an operations executive for additional expertise.  Whether you are looking for someone to put into place lean practices, processes, procedures and accountability, establish the infrastructure to support it at the next stage of growth or help identify and improve profit...

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