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The Efficient Manager - A guide to implementing business improvements through organizational alignment and strategic segmentation

Christopher Brathmill

Publisher: Christopher Brathmill

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Summary

Purpose: This book explains a practical plan to implement and utilize an improvement program.  If you’re interested in improvement at any level, this book is going to help you organize your thoughts, your work and your strategy.   

 
Are you trying to learn more about improvement and efficiency?  This book can help you regardless of the business role you play or your level of understanding.  In fact, this book is really about running a better business and working more efficiently.  Improvement is about segmenting your opportunities and then giving the best opportunities your most attention – learning how to fish and then fishing where the fish are.   
 
 
 
Contents: This book is going to build an improvement program in three phases.  As you move from one phase to the next, your level of maturity increases.   
 
 
 
Phase 1 – Quick Wins 
Creating a list of cost-saving ideas from all areas/divisions/functions of your organization 
Ranking the list by cost and benefit 
Implementing the projects with the best benefit/cost ratios 
Documenting the list of cost-saving ideas and sharing that list with the respective areas/divisions/functions for future use/addition/expansion 


 
 
 
Phase 2 – Organization and Culture 
Senior leadership expectations 
Accountability and incentives 
Organizational alignment 
Key partnerships 
Tracking system 
Stage-gate process 
Win pipeline 
Training 
Pareto power 


 
 
 
Phase 3 – Strategic Segmentation 
Segment customers and products 
Sort by profitability and growth 
Understand the value equation and tailor the solution 
Apply segmentation to daily operations 

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