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Finding needles in haystacks – Can you do it?


I deal with a fairly large number of organizations (suppliers, clients, correspondents).                     I like to track e-mail exchanges but some of the time there is overlap between threads so no point trying to define and organize messages under Outlook folders. … Continue reading

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Working with KPIs V – Measuring Performance


This is the final post in the series “Working with KPIs”, where operations meets strategy. In the screenshot below, we have workflows consolidating data in real time to the “3D Printing Corporation” Kbase. Rule sets at process template steps upload … Continue reading

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Working with KPIs IV – Defining KPIs


Notice in this blog series, as we have transitioned from “Working with KPIs I”, to II, to III and, now, to “Working with KPIs – IV Defining KPIs”, how the emphasis has shifted from putting in place methodologies to managing … Continue reading

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Working with KPIs III- Setting Goals/Objectives


Continuing the example of strategy development for “3D Printing Corporation”, following a)      preparation of an inventory of corporate assets (“Working with KPIs I”), b)      cataloging of various strategies (“Working with KPIs II”), the next step is to set Objectives and … Continue reading

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Working with KPIs II – Formulating Strategy


Most corporations have a vision. They may or may not have well-defined strategies. The vision details “where” the organization would like to be. A strategy details “how” the organization proposes to transition from its current state to a desired new … Continue reading

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Working with KPIs I – Taking Stock


Recent posts at this blog have focused on managing a mix of structured/unstructured work and assessing progress toward meeting Case Objectives. Once an organization is taking steps to ensure that Case Objectives are supportive of strategy, the question that arises … Continue reading

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eCases, the final frontier for workflow management?


Ask any healthcare worker, ask any law enforcement officer, and they will tell you what a “Case” is.  Case was, and for many, still is, a “file folder”. Everything has to be in one place in order to make informed … Continue reading

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Insourcing – Doing It the Right Way


I noticed the other day an article advising that the outsourcing trend started, in 2012, to reverse itself. Wikipedia cites various reasons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insourcing “Rising third-world wages, recognition that many off-shoring costs were large and hidden, rapid consumer product innovation and … Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts


I admit to gadget addiction.  The latest catastrophe is a gyro-operated camera stabilizer manufactured by Ken Labs. Do not visit their web site ! – you will want one too and end up being out of pocket $4,000 or more. … Continue reading

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