This event might be the most worthwhile day you will spend this year – hearing some of the most interesting and dynamic business leaders discuss the challenges of the day and how you may best be prepared and overcome.
By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies
Amazon was founded in 1994 and came on-line in 1995. Its model was simple – sell books through the internet. There would be no retail overhead to be absorbed that inflated the sale price of its products whatsoever. The “store” – its website – would be open 24/7.
Is the Lack of Lean Six-Sigma Accreditation a Vacuum Worth Filling?
By Georges van Cauwenbergh
Awhile back in a meeting with several colleagues – Master Black Belts, Black Belts and Green Belts – someone asked the question: “How credible are our accreditations of Lean Six Sigma?” We all know that there is not one Lean Six Sigma accreditation body (Globally) that is respected by everyone. Unlike traditional project management, Lean Six Sigma is still in a position of flux when it comes to certifying its practitioners…
At a recent stockholder’s meeting, the Vice President of Sales for a global manufacturer reported, “The economy has been tough on our industry. Sales volumes significantly declined and have not nearly returned to pre-recession levels. The company has laid off employees, cut expenses and, unfortunately, has had to cut price to remain competitive. Competitors have cut price as much as 40% on some products. We’re ‘under-water’ on critical components our customers need. But, we have no choice.”
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