Can you believe that the new year is almost two weeks old already? Wow!
Before it moves forward any further, take time to evaluate your business and your business plan. Look at 2015 as a way to get an "out with the old, in with the new" mindset.
Don't toss what worked last year, but do look at what didn't work with a critical eye. In fact, you may want to work with a business or manufacturing consultant -- someone who can look at your processes
Before week three of the new year arrives, take time to look at the ways you're monitoring success:
- Are your goals clearly defined?
- Are your goals measurable and trackable, ie have you set performance indicators to your goals?
- Are you using the correct tools and metrics to measure your goals?
- Are you setting aside time to check in with the goals you've set and make sure you're on track? It's easier to correct course early in the process than to wait until the end of the year and realize that what you were doing wasn't working
David Senkfor has 20-plus years of experience as an owner of a gear manufacturing facility in Northeastern Ohio. That experience gave him the opportunity to examine trends and practices that affect the gear industry in specific and the manufacturing industry in general and allowed him to develop a clear business focus. He uses this manufacturing consultant focus to help companies seek new opportunities for business development, quality improvement and in crafting aggressive strategies to achieve competitive advantage. No issue is too small to examine for improvement and optimization.