Yearly Archives: 2018

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Cost Reduction for your Business

One of my continuing successes in business coupled with my passion for Australian industry and their ability to compete on the world stage is the ability to assess operational aspects including costing with a view to lower cost to the market place but still improve profit, growth and sustainability. A great many of the businesses [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cost Reduction for your Business

Best Practice Sourcing

To all Pro-Active CEO’s & Purchasing Executives I was privileged to tour a successful 50-year engineering, product research and development, manufacturing and distribution business in Victoria which currently manufactures products for the Australian and New Zealand markets. This company stands equal to any I have seen around the world and it would serve other Australian [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Best Practice Sourcing

The importance of Budgets & Financial Controls

Over the years I have conducted many due-diligence projects for a wide variety of businesses and there seems to be a common thread among senior executives with comments such as: 'Our business is growing in sales with the outlook of this growth to continue. What I can't understand is why we struggle for cash flow?' [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The importance of Budgets & Financial Controls

Getting the Competitive Edge

Over the years I have continued to venture back to proven management techniques which provide and underpin growth and profit improvements for a wide range of businesses both for the national and international market places. Management by Objectives has proven itself the most effective management technique over the decades and is still paramount for achieving [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting the Competitive Edge

Establishing a future for your Business

When I have been commissioned to assist a business attain growth and profit there are definite principles and initiatives which I cover in an initial due-diligence which to me are non-negotiable. This approach is the same for any business as although the products and processes may differ, the principles of success/management are all the same. [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Establishing a future for your Business

Accomplishing Growth & Profit

As a follow on from my last post I thought it important to reinforce the use of a mentor in the business, someone who is able to assist with the strategic, ideas development and direction including assisting in turning these ideas into reality. One of the most critical elements of creating the framework of a [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accomplishing Growth & Profit

Drive Positive Change & Mitigate Risk

The business climate today points to an increasingly challenging market environment, and depending on how you manage this will determine how performance can be significantly affected either for the better or the worse. The challenge of meeting increasing costs, quality of services, statutory regulations, and customer demands against a background of increased competition from both [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drive Positive Change & Mitigate Risk

What really makes People Successful?

As I have said many times before, the products and processes may differ but the principles of management and achievement are all the same. You may say, but we are different. This is a 'Cop-Out' statement which demonstrates that you are looking at management from the wrong perspective. We can highlight manufacturing, engineering, retail, IT, [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What really makes People Successful?

Governance covers All Business Entities

There are really no exclusions from applying good corporate governance as everyone has a duty to comply with the corporations act. Corporate Governance is all about leadership ensuring that the organisation acts in a legal and ethical manner. Particular emphasis should be directed to the financial management of day to day business and that solvency [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Governance covers All Business Entities

Adapting to Technology

Let us all look at what technology advances can do in supporting a business no matter what the underlying product and/or processes are. I have espoused for many years now that it does not matter what business you control, whether it be a manufacturing/engineering, retail, church, small, medium or large, the products and processes may [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adapting to Technology