I was able to be a part of a tour of the Siemens plant off GA 400 in Cumming, Georgia.. Siemens is a global company that specializes in meeting the needs of clients by offering various services including producing and assembling products to their client’s specifications. This particular Siemens location is a 170,000 square foot facility that was acquired in 1990. The facility was expanded in 1993 and also in 1996. The GA 400 Siemens facility has approximately 650 employees in various fields including general warehouse to accounting and marketing.

Involvement, accountability, understanding of the vision, learning more about the business, learning more about the function they perform and even about their team.

Make use of that extra time for house cleaning. Get rid of all those old parts that couldn’t be repaired. Sell off or recycle raw materials that you no longer have a use for. Organize those items you still use. Re-arrange your warehouse or departments for better work flow. Clean and paint your equipment so it will continue to serve your needs long into the future.

The Kaizen Blitz is a decisive, quick attack on a particular area or process in order to improve it. Kaizen means, in general terms, continuous improvement, and the blitz is a great way to get people’s attention and make something happen quickly. It also means that there is little time for resistance to form, or opposition to a new program to develop.

A good way to establish requirements in your ERP comparison is to focus on the uniqueness of your business and ensure that the system supports those specialized functions. Too often people spend a lot of time and effort on documenting the trivial… “Can the system issues a/p checks?” or “can the system do double entry accounting?” Okay, that was an oversimplification, but you should see what we are driving at. The questions to the software providers should be along the lines of “Can the system support a third-party logistics integration?” or “Does the system support soluciones lean in project based company?” The more focused on your specialized business you can write these questions, the better the differences between the various systems in your ERP Comparison will be demonstrated.

For first time business owners or inexperienced owners, sometimes the glitter and gold give the false impression that they don’t have to be directly involved for successful operation. They pop in a few times a week but are out enjoying the fruits of their investment.

You have to recognize the loyalty and be ready to acknowledge it with more than empty words. Growth will happen because the dedication level will grow.They say in business that the customer pays the bills. Very true, but a bad employee or unhappy employee can shut the doors. Food for thought.