I’ve read a bunch of business books over the past six months. All were good and there is value in each. Out of the 5 books I’ve recently read, I found Grant Cardone’s Be Obsessed or Be Average delightfully different. Be Obsessed or Be Average The first thing I noticed about this book is the author’s unapologetic focus… Read More »
B2B eCommerce Business-to-business online ordering is poised for significant growth. According to Forrester “the US B2B eCommerce market is worth approximately $829 billion today, and we expect it to reach $1.2 trillion over the next five years”. I’ve implemented many types of B2B ordering systems over the past 15 years. Some were cloud platforms. Some were… Read More »
Inventory Forecasting 101 One of the most enjoyable aspects of working is we get to learn new stuff — constantly, almost every day. Sometimes a blog post is all you need to gain a basic understanding of a specific topic… for instance Inventory Forecasting. If you need to learn more, we’re fortunate to have an abundance… Read More »
Now that I’m back in the world of order fulfillment, it’s time to write a few articles specific to this industry. In this article, we’ll look at order fulfillment errors and how to achieve 100% accuracy. First, we need to define ERROR. For most clients, an order error is defined as: sending the wrong item, omitting… Read More »
I tend to be extremely goal-oriented, so I can work toward the same goal for years — inching ahead in a persistent and steady way that infuriates instant-gratification type folks. I am happy plugging away at my personal goals, but when working through others we need mechanisms to keep everyone engaged long-term. So, in my new role I asked myself:
How can we set and meet a multi-year goal, while also minimizing the frustration of people who want faster results?
Vision without Execution is Hallucination This is one of my favorite quotes. The internet references various sources: Japanese proverb, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford, but the message is clear — ideas alone do nothing. You must also be able to IMPLEMENT those ideas. I’ve studied Strategic Management throughout my decades-long college years and strategy has always been of… Read More »
Handshake Ordering Solutions We’ve been enjoying Handshake’s sales rep ordering solution since 2013. Since then, Handshake has created additional solutions to accommodate a variety of ordering audiences – still catering to business-to-business (B2B). We are now using all three of Handshake’s excellent ordering solutions, which are: Sales rep ordering We implemented Handshake’s sales rep ordering solution first (in 2013).… Read More »