People

17
Apr

Employing the Aging Population

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

The Aging Population – An Employment Opportunity

25
Jan

Physical Inventory Cycle Counting

Spend less than 14 minutes with Ken Cowman, CEO of Emercomm and former inventory manager, to learn the methodology to achieving inventory record accuracy of over 99% and how to eliminate the need for the annual physical count.

23
Jan

The Future of Work – Video

Spend less than 10 minutes with Ken Cowman, CEO of Emercomm, to hear his thoughts on how the future of work will create great opportunities for organizations to reduce:  overhead costs; greenhouse gases, employee stress and taxes while improving employee productivity by 10 to 20 percent.

 

29
Nov

Human Resource Disaster Recovery Plan

In everyday life there are many situations where people are unexpectedly halted from getting to work for significant amounts of time or, sadly, never return. Recently we’ve had hurricanes, earthquakes, automobiles colliding with tourists, people being killed at concerts and other issues that come with living in our world which can very suddenly impact the humans that execute business and operational processes every day in our organizations. We don’t often see these events coming. Even when we do see a weather event shaping up, we often don’t have the ability to accurately predict which humans will be impacted the hardest. However, these events will take place and they will impact an organization’s ability to operate. The only variable is the amount of impact.

Human Resource Disaster Recovery Plan

15
Nov

Supply Chain Management Education Opportunity

Emercomm Business Consultants announces Supply Chain Management (SCM) courses for early 2018 taking place in Mississauga (near Toronto).  These courses teach the attendee the basic concepts of inventory management, purchasing, planning and operations management including Lean methodology.  The attendee also learns about the functions within ERP and other technology solutions that facilitate SCM and Lean management.  Deadline for enrollment in the first course is November 30, 2017.

Read more: Supply Chain Management Education

5
Oct

Book Smart and Experience

Book Smart and Experience: Lean organizations need a balance of both in order to succeed.

Education vs Experience – how do you recognize the lack of either in an employee?

Book Smart and Experience

27
Sep

The Spider and The CEO

Are you as efficient as a spider in detecting problems within the organization? Do you discern problems before they can become major issues?

The Spider and the CEO

27
Sep

Workplace Stress: The Productivity Killer

Stress lowers the body’s immune system which limits its ability to fight off common illnesses that result in short-term absenteeism. Psychological issues such as depression and anxiety and panic attacks are also being reported. Not surprisingly, more than half of workers surveyed state that job-related stress is having a negative impact on their productivity.

Article_Workplace Stress The Productivity Killer

20
Sep

The Glue that Binds

There are several lines of thought that have converged into the potential to reduce: time; human effort; cost; employee stress; and, greenhouse emissions while supporting a number of Lean Enterprise methodology areas. This provides an overview of a few of the lines of thought that may seem to not have relevance to each other, then explain how organizations may bring them together to create effective and positive change.

The Glue that Binds

12
Sep

The Boss Matrix

In this world of constant change, the CEO must also be able to determine product, market and sales strategy and tactics as rapidly as the change is occurring. If the organization is in growth or decline, the CEO must also be able to determine effective resource strategies to ensure continued success or survival. Therefore, a CEO could be faced with rapid changes to the competitive environment and changes in the rate of growth simultaneously…and the two may not necessarily be related.

The problem is determining whether the CEO can effectively work in the current environment as well as in the future environments that the organization may find itself.

The Boss Matrix