Developing alignment with your internal stakeholders can be difficult and take a lot of coordination. Stakeholders tend to think procurement is not focused on finding the right solution with a partner they can trust, but rather focused on expense management. These 6 questions will help procurement take the leader in starting the conversation.
Most companies say that measuring supplier performance is critical or at least highly important to success. Enterprises simply aren't sustainable without competent, dependable suppliers.
Supplier performance stems from successful relationships. And those relationships develop through effective communication, in addition to well-defined supplier contract agreements.
Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, journalist Brandon Stanley shares insights on what it takes to be an exceptional leader.
Companies are always looking for leaders which are highly effective in inspiring their employees to give their best. Of course, not all of us were born leaders, but any of us can learn how to become one. To be a great leader, you need to inspire and motivate your team. How? By leading by example.
“Rather than thinking you’re right, ask yourself, how do you know you’re right?” These are the sentiments of Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, during his recent TED Talk on enhancing decision making. Dalio believes that one of the greatest tragedies of mankind is that people arrogantly and naively hold onto opinions that are incorrect, and act on those views without any verification process.
At the recent Prime Advantage Fall Conference, negotiation expert, Julie Kowalski of Spizzerinctum Group, held a professional development session that presented the tools for becoming a great negotiator. She outlined the factors affecting successful negotiations, shifts in strategies, vocabulary to use, debunked assumptions, and a bundle of top techniques. Here are some of the tactics that were discussed that you can employ today to become a leader in your negotiations:
Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Tiffany Rowe of Seek Visibility discusses how to keep employees fully engaged and feeling appreciated.
As a leader, you want to make sure your employees feel valued and appreciated for their unique contributions to the team. That’s because employees who don’t feel appreciated in their positions are employees who aren’t giving their work 100%. They might even be employees who are looking for a new position elsewhere.
Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses strategies for optimal project oversight.
Effective project management is of value to all kinds of organizations, but manufacturing in particular. Manufacturers must maintain quality and short lead times to satisfy their customer base. The tools and techniques applied in project management ensure that standards and deadlines are met. Whether it's refining procedures or launching new designs, each project stage needs to be planned to ensure delivery.
Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Karin Hurt, Founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and author of Winning Well and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss, discusses ways to strengthen teamwork and collaboration among colleagues.
Nothing will enhance your team’s productivity faster than better communication. Having a deliberate process and cadence of communication will save hours of lost time, productivity and drama.
There are an infinite number of ways to attack a problem. Granted, some techniques are significantly better than others -- rebooting your frozen computer is probably a better idea than a series of right-handed jabs to the screen, though both are technically attempts at solving the issue. That said, the solutions we come up with will inevitably always be drawn from our experiences and what we think we know. So the true challenge is to tap into the depths of our brains to pull out the best of what’s floating around in there.