Though target fixation on sales and revenue growth KPIs, many businesses forget to finance this growth through investment. One of the questions, especially among manufacturing companies, is whether to invest into an ERP system or not. Acquiring an existing ERP system (or a new one) is one of the biggest investments a company can make, however many small businesses often claim they are “too small” for an ERP. (business.com) The fact is that in today’s business environment, no business is to small for an ERP. Small players have to be better, faster and more agile then the established competitors and a good ERP can help.
In a 2016 ISM magazine article published by Mickey North Rizza (The Art of the Relationship, ISM October 2016), the author describes the importance of supplier relationship… Read more “Key to a Successful Supplier Relationship Management”
At one time or another, we find ourselves on a long airport layover somewhere across the world. During a layover, we often don’t have the time nor energy to really explore what our options are for a 7-8-hour time period. Here are a few ideas of what to do with 7-8 hours to burn in Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan.
After reading Essentialism, a book written by Greg McKeown, I started to think about my own workload and priorities and self-analyze how helpful and productive I think… Read more “Good Read: Essentialism by Greg McKeown “
Among the ASEAN nations, Malaysia is standing out as worthy competition to China’s dominating presence. For those unfamiliar with the area and market, it may come as a surprise that the country has relatively good infrastructure, well developed ports and rail, and sizeable investments in hi-tech capabilities. As a result, Malaysia (and Penang) is positioning itself to become the next choice location for large volumes of foreign investment in manufacturing and the next hub of electrics manufacturing in Asia – the Silicon Valley of Asia.