100tips-272x300.jpgTo celebrate my 100th Profit Through People(TM) newsletter, I wanted to share 100 of my favorite tips, best practices and strategies with you. I’ve covered many of these over the 10 years I have had my consulting business and it is my hope that they will give you and your team ideas for elevating business performance and advancing your career.

To make sure that you are addressing every opportunity to elevate business performance by linking processes, people and priorities in the supply chain, I’ve included tips from all of my service lines -

I look forward to hearing feedback as you try them out, and here’s to the next 100!!  Feel free to send topic requests and suggestions anytime.

  1. What is profit through people?
  2. Those who continually learn will leapfrog the competition
  3. What is the difference between an exceptional leader and the rest?
  4. 6 Strategies to become organized
  5. Those who follow-up will always outshine their counterparts
  6. Do you have to deal with difficult people? 6 tips for success
  7. Training is key IF success is on the agenda. 5 tips to be effective
  8. Which should you choose – million dollar idea or people?
  9. What will motivate your team?
  10. Are you interested in achieving work-life balance?  5 tips for success
  11. Do you make your goals meaningful?  3 keys to success
  12. 5 essentials to retaining top talent
  13. What really works in pay-for-performance systems?
  14. What do you consider your #1 asset?  It better be your employees!
  15. What lessons can you learn from your worst leaders?
  16. How do you develop a competitive edge with talent?
  17. 5 tips for conducting effective performance reviews
  18. How do we overcome obstacles?
  19. The hidden benefit of observation
  20. What does it take to have a real team?
  21. 3 strategies to leverage the power of relationships
  22. Almost 80% of manufacturers are experiencing a skills gap
  23. Why are communications so difficult? Consider 3 factors
  24. Presence trumps talent upfront – what should you do?
  25. What is a systems pragmatist?
  26. Throw out complex timelines to achieve success
  27. 3 ways to accelerate project results
  28. Does project planning contribute to the success of strategy deployment?
  29. Uncover 5 hidden opportunities for process improvement
  30. Lean is uncommon common sense – 5 tenets to drive results
  31. How do you turn data into dollars?
  32. Do you consider I.T. or ERP experts as strategic partners?  You should!
  33. What are the 7 hot ERP system trends?
  34. In today’s complex world, simplicity will win the race
  35. How can you leverage the often overlooked value of processes?
  36. 80% of ERP implementations fall short. Who are the stars?
  37. It’s never too soon to think about system and process design
  38. Do you deliver projects on-time, on budget and on-results?
  39. 5 strategies to improve processes
  40. How do you ensure success with your system upgrade?
  41. What are the top lessons learned from ERP failure?
  42. What is lean I.T.?  5 tips for success
  43. Can you prevent ERP implementation chaos?
  44. How do you leverage your ERP system for bottom-line results?
  45. 5 tips to make sure you select the right ERP software
  46. What do successful ERP implementations have in common?
  47. Should you prioritize data integrity?  Only if you want to succeed
  48. 5 pitfalls to ERP selection
  49. What is the secret ingredient to project success?
  50. What are 6 “don’ts” to program management success?
  51. Are you an overloaded project manager? 8 simple tips to succeed
  52. Why become the strongest link in your supply chain?
  53. 6 considerations to develop an effective production schedule
  54. To elevate business performance, start with your customer
  55. What is the Amazon effect? 6 tips to create customer loyalty
  56. What are the benefits of SIOP/ S&OP?
  57. What are the top 5 supply chain trends?
  58. 5 reasons we should be concerned about managing supply chain risk
  59. 5 ways to collaborate for success in your supply chain
  60. To succeed in the new normal, e-commerce is no longer an option!
  61. Is outsourcing dead?
  62. 5 reasons sales & operations planning (SIOP) will deliver results
  63. The resurgence of manufacturing: how you can have an effect
  64. What are 5 ways to collaborate effectively with your supply chain?
  65. What are the 3 critical elements to supply chain strategy?
  66. What are 5 keys to improving operational efficiency?
  67. What are the top 5 emerging supply chain trends?
  68. 8 don’ts in leveraging social networks successfully
  69. 5 keys to take into consideration with capacity planning
  70. Inventory accuracy is fundamental to operational excellence
  71. What are the top 3 causes of poor inventory management?
  72. How can you gain a competitive edge with SIOP/ S&OP?
  73. What are the latest supply chain trends for manufacturers?
  74. How do you get your inventory system to work for you?
  75. What are 5 ways to bring sustainability to your company?
  76. How do you create a customer service edge?
  77. How do we accelerate cash flow through supply chain innovations?
  78. What are the top keys for success in defining and controlling costs?
  79. How can a planner be worth a million dollars?
  80. 6 ways to reduce waste for manufacturers
  81. Forecasts are always wrong so why bother?
  82. 5 tips to ensure cycle counting success
  83. What are the 4 keys to VMI success?
  84. What are 5 emerging transportation trends?
  85. What is an eagle eye strategic focus?
  86. Strategy doesn’t fail in formulation; it fails in execution
  87. If you don’t innovate, you’ll fail.  Learn 3 ways to spur innovation
  88. How do you utilize scorecard to impact your bottom line?
  89. Why are metrics one of the most important tools for any executive?
  90. 5 profit drivers in manufacturing companies
  91. What are 4 strategies to be one of the 20% who succeed in execution?
  92. What are 5 core strategic priorities for a manufacturer?
  93. 5 tips to navigate organizational change for the better
  94. A top client issue is achieving cross-functional integration
  95. Only 20% of mergers and acquisitions succeed: how integration is key
  96. Have you thoughts about your organizational systems?
  97. How do you spot key trends?
  98. What should you evaluate when prioritizing?
  99. How can you use the rare skill of synthesizing to drive results?
  100. Are you lost in a culture change maze? 4 strategies to navigate

 

The complete list of the Top 100 Tips, Best Practices and Strategies is available on the LMA Consulting Group’sWebsite and as a downloadable PDF. Also follow Me on Twitter to regularly receive Top 100 Tips Tweets as a continuous reminder of how to elevate your performance.