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What is the right CMMS software for my facility?

A computerized maintenance management system has always been a good idea. You already know the old method doesn't work. Spreadsheets and paper-and-pen systems waste your time and try your patience. You copy and paste into the wrong cell or misplace a piece of paper. Small mistakes quickly get compounded.  So, what is the right CMMS software for my facility. CMMS makes your job easier. It helps you: Reduces equipment downtime to a minimum Cuts maintenance costs overall Extends asset life Automates preventative maintenance scheduling A CMMS software delivers clear, measurable returns on your investment. Modern CMMS software has moved from on-premises

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Facilities Management/Engineering|Comments Off on What is the right CMMS software for my facility?

What helps drive students to select YOUR campus?

A potential student has many considerations when selecting post-secondary education.   Three key factors that influence parents and prospective students when making the important college or university decision include: Financial Expense Educational Reputation Physical Environment Financial Expense Parents and students need to fully understand the total cost of the college or university they are considering.  This includes tuition, books, and room & board.   Due diligence can show that there is often financial aid, work programs, or scholarships to assist with cost. Campus Administrators are evaluating ways that they can attract students, thus providing revenue to ensure financial sustainability.  Good business

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Education Blog|Comments Off on What helps drive students to select YOUR campus?

Interim Management Consulting Services: Four Key Reasons to Hire an Interim Manager for your Hospital or Healthcare System

During times of crisis or change, hospital and healthcare organizations need help. Interim Management consulting services can make a crucial difference when an organization reaches a turning point. These services ensure stability to get through the immediate challenge and steer the organization to a more stable and profitable future. Interim Management consulting services provide a team of highly skilled and experienced healthcare managers and executives to work alongside the organization’s leaders. The team brings a fresh perspective that allows the organization to find effective solutions to problems. Interim leaders have extensive practical and management skills, but they are also

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Interim Management|Comments Off on Interim Management Consulting Services: Four Key Reasons to Hire an Interim Manager for your Hospital or Healthcare System

Food Services Contracts: The Pros and Cons of different types of agreements

To determine the best contract for your organization, you need to understand the pros, cons and pitfalls.  The goal of this article is to educate you on how vendors make their money.  You can then use this knowledge to ensure that the income they are making from your organization is appropriate. Many times, I have gone to hospitals and completed a contract audit, only to find that the vendors are making excessive profits well above the industry standard of 4% to 6% of the total managed volume. The best time to negotiate a contract is at the start of

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Food & Nutrition, Healthcare Blog|Comments Off on Food Services Contracts: The Pros and Cons of different types of agreements

Six Sigma and Lean Interventions not working?

Twelve months post Six Sigma and Lean thinking intervention and you’ve taken all pertinent measures:  Eliminated negative processes in the value stream, and redesigned processes flow to cut down on wasted time and bottlenecks; yet you still aren’t realizing full cost-saving projections. What is going on? Our projections were accurate, and our implementation strategy was sound.  “So why are we still missing the mark?”  The answer may be more simple than you think. In many cases where we see a disconnect between projected and actual benefits of Six Sigma and Lean thinking, it has less to do with outcomes as

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare Blog, Lean & Six Sigma|Comments Off on Six Sigma and Lean Interventions not working?