Empowering CEOs to Align All Aspects of the Business — Including IT

How Pragmatek transformed its business model John P. Palen, CEO of Allied Executives (alliedexecutives.com) authored an article in the April 2015 issue of Minnesota Business on how Pragmatek transformed its business model from IT to high-value management consulting. Palen writes: “Developing a new methodology called ‘Business Process and Technology Alignment,’ Pragmatek shifted to 90 percent high-value management…

Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) – A Roadmap to SI&OP Success

You’ve decided to synchronize supply and demand and now you need a roadmap to SI&OP success, which was defined in our last blog as we discussed creating the proper alignment and balance between demand and supply. It’s a journey to enabling Clean Orders, which requires a pilot for steering, a pilot area and a series…

Strong Business Results Come from Aligning People, Process and Technology

Looking to grow margins and reduce costs for faster return on investment? The mark of a strong company is the ability to deliver consistent business results in a challenging economic environment. The challenge is to synchronize all of the tools and resources at your disposal to deliver these results. Just as your car tires are…

Orchestrating for Success: Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP)

Creating the proper alignment and balance between demand and supply is not easy. Alignment requires a clear, focused process that manages sales/marketing and operational issues in a thorough and efficient manner. How do you bring together sales/marketing, operations, finance, and product management to facilitate joint objectives of the overall enterprise? The answer: an effective Sales…

Improve supply chain processes by eliminating waste

“Waste not, want not” is a wise saying that can be applied to supply chains as easily as life in general. A recent post described business process “disconnects” as four types of performance barriers. In this post, you will consider “disconnects” as improvement opportunities where waste is being generated within a process. Waste in the…

Synchronize supply with demand for continuous improvement

Synchronized swimming is beautiful to watch… but not when the swimmers have different skill levels. The same could be true when synchronizing supply with demand. Capabilities along the supply chain that are not in sync can result in “disconnects” in the process of getting product out the door. For example, one company’s inability to proactively…

Improve Your Order-to-Cash Process

What keeps you awake at night? All too often, we hear about troubles keeping up with demand.  Executives say, “If only we could shorten the order or quote cycle, we could improve our on-time delivery.  Where do we start?” The best place to start is by capturing all the business requirements and uncovering root problems…

Improve Your Supply Chain To Drive ROI

Is your supply chain a flat tire? Check your corporate dashboard for these common indicators: poor order flow, low fulfillment rates and lackluster earnings. Inadequate supply chain production planning and scheduling will limit order fulfillment process flow and on-time delivery. Without a tire change and realignment, there’s little chance of reaching your destination on time.…

Press Release: Pragmatek’s New Website Demonstrates Management Consulting That Achieves Measureable Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 7, 2014) — Improving business processes to drive results is the focus of a newly designed brand and website for Pragmatek, a management consulting firm with a 25-year track record of helping companies to grow revenue, reduce expenses and improve the bottom line. Case studies that demonstrate measurable results…

 
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