Why focusing on individual performance can hurt you.
This article is as published in the July 2011 newsletter of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. Building strong and effective teams is the focus of every successful sports coach. John Wooden once stated that the foundation of a successful team is based on five fundamental factors: industriousness, friendship, loyalty, cooperation, and enthusiasm. Building a […]READ MORE
Good enough is never enough.
Continuous improvement is just that, a continuous effort to instill improvement in process, people, and technology. Some clear signs that organizational continuous improvement is not at play include frequent witness to any of the following statements: “Everything seems to be working fine, why should I change?” “If everything appears to be running smoothly, why should […]READ MORE
The energy landscape is changing, but how will prices be impacted?
Ontario’s Green Energy Act continues to drive further diversification into the energy sector, as evidenced by the dozens of wind farms and solar panels which are prevalent on many Ontario farms and fields. With the reduction in electricity demand and the continued introduction of new sources of wind and solar power, the available generation exceeds […]READ MORE
Shawn’s supply strategy #1: How to compete solely on price – Part 2.
We spoke previously on strategies to compete for the attention of conglomerate price leaders such as Walmart. Recently I was speaking with a client who did not have production team meetings in place, yet was confused by the inconsistent output and lack of organization on the production floor. Developing and executing a business model that […]READ MORE