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3 Ways to Increase Your Sales

Growing your sales is always important, especially given the current climate. Over the past year many businesses will have been operating at significantly lower levels of sales. Now, as we emerge from the UK’s third – and with the vaccination programme underway, hopefully last – national lockdown, most businesses are looking to ramp up their sales quickly. Whether your

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Project Management: Agile – Know Which ‘Sprint’ Is Right for You

Many of us are familiar with the Agile approach to Project Management. Agile is a methodology characterised by delivering projects or building products using short cycles of work which allows for rapid production/delivery, and constant revision. Essentially, Agile seeks to manage projects more efficiently through breaking them up into several phases – this allows for a continuous

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3 Ways to Increase Your Sales

Growing your sales is always important, especially given the current climate. Over the past year many businesses will have been operating at significantly lower levels of sales. Now, as we emerge from the UK’s third – and with the vaccination programme underway, hopefully last – national lockdown, most businesses are looking to ramp up their sales quickly. Whether your

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Find the Opportunity in the Pandemic: The Time to Invest is Now.

In a recent interview, Terry Scuoler (Chairman of the Institute of Export and International Trade) insists that the manufacturing sector needs to be “bold” as it emerges from the pandemic. He acknowledges that whilst the pandemic has posed huge challenges (in every sense), there are opportunities for businesses now beginning to emerge – and you must be ready to grasp them. His general message for businesses

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Range Management: Are You Offering the Best Products for Your Market?

Before COVID-19 there was a steady increase in online buying and selling, and high-street retail was becoming less popular. However, the pandemic accelerated this shift. Retail outlets were forced to close their doors and rely on online trade. Whether you work in a retail environment that’s closed at the moment due to lockdown, or you work in

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COVID-19 Remote Working: The Importance of Aligning the Scope

In the final instalment of our ‘Remote Working’ blog series we will be highlighting how the importance of aligning the scope of projects and work can result in shorter lead-times, better quality, and ultimately more output. Our previous blog posts in this series looked at how good visual management can increase output and investment from

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Sales Vs. Throughput: Know Which of Your Sales Generate the Most Revenue

Over the past year, UK businesses have had to contend with a lot! First, with the uncertainty and new challenges posed by Brexit, and then with the upheaval of national lockdowns and remote working due to the global pandemic. Whether because of Brexit, COVID-19, or some other unforeseen circumstance, your business may have struggled to generate as much revenue as it used

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Warehousing: Picking, Packing & Putting Away – Much Faster!

COVID-19 transformed society completely. The ‘new normal’ has seen a shift across a range of industries and sectors. People have learned to live their lives from the safety of their own homes. Work, learning, socialising, shopping… most areas of life have moved online. Retail is one industry where this shift is most apparent. Before the

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Four Pillars: Every Conflict Can Be Removed

For those who practice the Theory of Constraints (TOC), there are Four Pillars which represent a set of mindsets. Each pillar is representative of an attitude which helps individuals overcome challenges and reach breakthroughs. This is the second blog post in this four-part series: ‘Every Conflict Can Be Removed’ – to read about the first pillar ‘Never Say I Know’ click

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Brexit: 4 Challenges Your Business Needs To Tackle

It’s been a long time coming, but finally Brexit is upon us. We are beginning to understand the effect this has on businesses but whilst the trade deal has been signed, negotiations are still ongoing for numerous sectors. We therefore cannot talk in great length about the service industry, for example, as there hasn’t been too much agreed as of yet. However, we want

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