As end users become more sophisticated in their operations they understand through experience the real advantages of optimizing product delivery processes. It is natural that they should want to extend those advantages to key services, both provided and received. Supply Chain Manage
I am attending the summit here at Cornell University in beautiful, and I do mean “gorges” Ithaca, NY. First time here and I am looking forward to both the conference and experiencing the surrounds.here at Cornell University in beautiful, and I do mean “gorges̶
It is never a safe or necessarily wise thing to try to predict the future, and I am not. Make no mistake about that. But all of us should maintain an awareness of the world around us as we plan our personal and business lives. I am generally an optimist and pragmatic, believing tha
Buildings Magazine reports that non-residential construction activity is up 2% from last year. Most sectors appear to be on the rebound except public works. Overall commodity increases are running slightly higher at 3% on average, with steel and carpet (6%) and paint (8%) leading th
If you read this blog even occasionally you know that I am a big fan of data and metrics in managing the FM domain. Our group routinely tracks, analyzes and reports data on the full breadth of services we perform. As a result we are tuned in to the pace of our business and can almos
Tony Schwartz has a great blog post at HBR on how multi-tasking is not always such a good thing. Good stuff and I’m a believer. It’s more than longing for “the good old days,” it’s about being able to maximize the impact of our time. Check out ….
You hear a lot these days about “agile” project management. This term is generally used by IT project managers to describe software development and system roll out projects. The general sense is that agility improves project outcomes by valuing open collaboration, speed of process
Changes in multiple domains are combining to fundamentally influence the workplace. You can expect this trend to gain momentum as fiscal health strengthens and companies begin to deploy capital on projects that they see as positioning themselves for the future. While not all organiz