Author: brafton_consulting

Stop Arguing. Start Scenario Planning.

I hate arguments. Some people say arguing among executives spurs greater creativity when problem solving. I disagree. All too often, the business leader who argues the most forcefully, or the longest, “wins” the argument. And the business loses. It doesn’t…

Hey CFOs – Are You Seeing the Right Stuff?

Before you answer that, let us answer for you … “Probably not!” Our experience, both as financial practitioners and consultants, is that most CFOs’ eyes are focused on financial “operations” – being the “Financial Custodian.” Monthly closing. Last month’s performance….

How to Maintain a Competitive Advantage In a Global 2017 Marketplace

With an ever-growing number of technologies available, as well as globally mobile talent, many companies are turning to their people as a source of competitive advantage. However, if employees aren’t properly educated and trained, then how do you expect them…

Learn How To Avoid Crippling Supply Chain Challenges Before It’s Too Late

Recently I’ve helped supply teams that had lost the ability to plan and control their supply chain with realistic expectations, develop a plan and avert a crisis. The supply teams’ companies had fallen victim to the bow wave and hockey stick phenomenon….

Product and Portfolio Management

Our Product and Portfolio Management course is designed to drive home Oliver Wight’s best practices with extensive visuals, media, simulations, and interaction among class attendees! Small team workshops with assignments will be conducted to reinforce the understanding of the fundamental…

The Three Key Challenges That Middle-Market Businesses are Facing

All companies face difficulties when it comes to sustaining growth due to unpredictable economic conditions and competition. Middle-market companies, however, deal with their own unique hurdles. Middle-market companies only account for three percent of the companies in the U.S. and…

Three Powerful Traits of Large, Successful, Consumer Goods Companies

It can be extremely stressful for organizations to hit their numbers, especially so for the executives who are in charge of responding to the demands of shareholders and are focused on making a company profitable again. When it comes to…

Demand Management: Resources to grow your business

Just get assigned to a new role in Demand or Forecasting and not sure where to turn for professional assistance?  There is help available!!!!  Whether you feel like you are riding the decks of the Titanic, or you need some…

How To Leverage Millennial Traits Through IBP

Did you know that when you Google “How to improve millennial retention rates?” over one million different search results come up? This is because a vast majority of businesses these days are missing the mark when it comes to communicating…