“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!
This week’s focus: configurable products and services
- When the business started, the focus was on the product, not on how products would be configured, priced and quoted–the processes never caught up
- The inefficiencies and operational challenges are seen as a “cost of doing business”
- Your ERP system is optimized for a different business paradigm: mass production
The result is margin leaks–margin leaks amounting to 3% or more of revenues. How much is that costing your company year after year in real dollars?
What if you could add 3% or more to your bottom line? How would that change the valuation of your business? How would more effective processes favorably impact customer relationships and your customer’s experiences?
The cost of correcting these problems is trivial compared to the annualized cost of the problem. Solving this problem will help you and your company thrive.
[Note: Here are self-assessment tools to help you determine where your company stands.]
Thought for the week:
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” – George S. Patton
What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting
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