Tag: operations


Apr

18

2018
Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying business operations while your business is up and running is complex and challenging. But if done the right way, it can reap huge benefits! Have you ever tried changing a car’s tires while it was in motion? Seems like a silly question to ask. Even in NASCAR, they stop the car for 11 seconds or so. I recently had a client say to me,...

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Apr

18

2018
Budgeting Operations to Reduce Costs

Budgeting Operations to Reduce Costs

Today, you can distinguish companies ahead of their competition by the structure of their operations. Through effective budgeting, they are leaner, faster and stronger than their competitors. By spending less money in day-to-day operations through the streamlining of processes, high performers are able to achieve more in the same or smaller budget than their competitors. Creating high-value operations Most companies tackle their expenses by seeking...

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Apr

11

2018
Who Wants More Accountability and Cost Savings? Use Standard Operating Procedures to Document Operations

Who Wants More Accountability and Cost Savings? Use Standard Operating Procedures to Document Operations

How one Interim Executive put operations under a microscope by creating processes and standard operating procedures to bring accountability and cost savings to companies At Cerius, one of the top questions we get asked is who are these interim executives? Like paratroopers, they are ready to drop in with a phone call, and are ready to step in and help wherever needed. Creating standard operating...

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Apr

10

2018
Creating Your Company’s Operating System

Creating Your Company’s Operating System

An operating system brings organization to the disorder in a company. Through it a company is able to achieve their objectives by tracking progress and milestones in operations. In the hurry to get things going, start-ups often get disorganized. They are a chaos of people and tasks with no center to bring it all together. If that’s the situation your company is in right now,...

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Mar

06

2018
Putting Muscle Into Your Business Operations Part 1 

Putting Muscle Into Your Business Operations Part 1 

Putting Muscle into Business Operations: Questions that Reveal Harmful Levels of Frailty in a Critical Corporate Function – Part 1 “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” The late businessman Arnold H. Glasow was also a humorist, but most CEOs would likely agree that there is nothing humorous about his statement. Of course, recognizing...

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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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Feb

20

2018
Customer Focused Business vs. An Operations Focused Business

Customer Focused Business vs. An Operations Focused Business

All businesses have rules and policies governing the way they do business. While some are strict in enforcing them, others have a more relaxed approach. A customer focused business gives employees flexibility, and allow them to take risks to help push their performance above average. They are entirely focused on understanding potential customers, and hire and train employees to deliver the best customer service. In...

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May

21

2012

The CEO’s Checklist for Operations

[ezcol_2third] “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...

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