|Posted on February 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM|
Although all operations processes are similar... they do differ in a number of ways. Four of which are listed below:
- The volume of their output;
- The variety of their output;
- The variation in the demand for their output;
- The degree of visibility which customers have of the production of their output.
All four have implications for the cost of creating the products or services.
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 9:20 AM|
Dr. David A Garvin (1984) defines eight dimensions of quality or quality characteristics which the customer looks for in a product:
- Features Reliability
- Other perceptions
The customers use these dimensions to form their judgement of quality. The customer will trade-off these quality characteristics against the cost of the product in order to get a value for money product.
|Posted on December 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM|
Changing processes is difficult and expensive… In some cases, the change may mean starting over.
4 rules to follow when analyzing and designing processes:
- Is the process designed to achieve competitive advantage in terms of differentiation, response, or low cost?
- Does the process eliminate steps that do not add value?
- Does the process maximize customer value as perceived by the customer?
- Will the process win orders?
|Posted on December 5, 2016 at 1:50 PM|
Two ways that quality improves profitability are:
- Sales gains ... by improving response, price flexibility, increasing market share, improving reputation
- Reducing costs... by increasing productivity, lowering rework and/or warranty costs
Keep in mind though ... the purpose and the use of your product/service can help determine the quality your customers require...
|Posted on December 1, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
We are so honored... Copani Advisory Group has been selected for 2016 Dallas Small Business Excellence Award
Dallas, - November 23, 2016 — Copani Advisory Group has been selected for the 2016 Dallas Small Business Excellence Award in the Business Advising classification by the Dallas Small Business Excellence Award Program.
|Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:10 AM|
We're hiring Business Development Manager to join our team ... APPLY HERE
As a Business Development Manager, you will play an important role in CAG’s growth and success. You will be responsible for representing and promoting CAG to external clients in the hope of securing contracts with them. You will also work with various CAG divisions to come up with new ways to generate high quality leads.
All work will be done independently, with physical meetings carried out over the course of the year as needed. The CAG team is looking forward to learn more about how you'll play an integral role in building CAG's customer base!
|Posted on November 8, 2016 at 10:50 AM|
Before evaluating a demand equation .. ask the following questions:
|Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:35 AM|
The amount of work that your business is capable of completing in a given period can be influenced by:
1- Technical abilities in the per-operation stages
2- Organizational skills in the planning stages
3- Purchasing skills
4- Sub-contracting skills
5- Maintenance policies and abilities
6- Versatility of workforce
7- Efficiency of workforce
|Posted on September 21, 2016 at 12:50 AM|
The improvement in efficiency is achieved through:
1. Improved layout and design of workplace.
2. Improved and efficient work procedures.
3. Effective utilization of employees, machines and materials.
4. Improved design or specification of the final product.
|Posted on August 22, 2016 at 2:25 PM|
In PRECAST- INC (July -Aug 2016) I discussed 8 Ways to Gain Efficiency on the Plant Floor (page 39)
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