Archives for September 2018

Optimizing Your Business Supply Chain Management

Respecting a long tradition in consultancy, Lewis Robinson, a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales, suggests that by implementing more efficient supply chain methods, you can reduce your operating costs and boost your company’s net profits.

Performance Architecture: How to Rescue a Seal and Why it Matters

In their ongoing quest to discover what makes organizations successful and how that success translates into benefits to employees, and customers, Carol Haig and Roger Addison visited a variety of organizations. This month they toured the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, and they recount their findings in this Column.

Process Improvement: The Subjugation of Process

In this Column, Alan Ramias identifies what he considers to be a disturbing trend among some prominent process advocates, specifically to fit process inside "Operational Excellence." He examines the "subjugation of process" and why we should question the wisdom of tucking BPM in Op Ex.

Harmon on BPM: Is AI a Threat to Jobs?

A recent story on the BBC reported remarks by Mr. Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, warning about the threat that Artificial Intelligence (AI) posed to British workers. In this month’s Column, Paul presents the surprising results of Mr. Haldane’s inquiry into his assumption that AI would reduce the number of available jobs.

Book Review: Continuous Improvements Made Easy by Artie Mahal

Artie Mahal worked for years at the head of process improvement at Mars. Then, after retiring, he worked quite awhile longer as a consultant and a teacher. He was a great teacher, because he combines enthusiasm and experience. When Artie tells you of his experiences, you feel as though you are really there facing and […]

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The Agile Practitioner: Balancing Change

Tom Bellinson discusses lessons learned in a class he took to fulfill his scrum master certification training, "We must be willing to take bigger risks in the name of continuous improvement." Read his compelling story drawn from Tom’s personal experience.

Human Processes: What Makes a Good Process?

Respecting a long tradition in consultancy, Keith has organized his guide to process quality into 5’C;s, and he presents them in this month’s Column.

September 2018

Dear BPTrends Member: This month we resume our regular publishing practice of presenting new content by our Columnists and Contributors. Among our Columns is a compelling recounting if their visit to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California by Roger Addison and Carol Haig complete with photographs of their charming subjects. As always, I hope […]