Category Archives: Systems

Conviviality PLC- Spreadsheets and Risk Management

This week, Accounting Web, ran the news story that Conviviality, one of the UK’s largest drinks wholesalers, had entered in administration. “The business has been in a death spiral since the beginning of March, when the retailer said its adjusted … Continue reading

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A Simple Tale of Slippers and Batch Control

So who would like a laugh at my expense? On Wednesday I bought a new pair of slippers – nothing of particular interest except that they were too tight. Quick check of the label said they were my size- “I’ll … Continue reading

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CPD – Business Analyst Certification

Shifting boxes in the loft is great fun isn’t it? –banging your head on the beams and scratching with the loft insulation, but sometimes it is enjoyable as you unpack, long forgotten boxes, wondering why you put them there in … Continue reading

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Army Veteran’s Discipline cuts Used-Car Recon Time in Half

It’s the start of a new year, I hope you’ve had a great break and are coming back refreshed with new ideas to drive your business forward. Just come across this interesting article in Automotive News; thought you’d like. The … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton Tweets – A Board Meeting Topic?

For those that missed it, this weekend racing driver Lewis Hamilton “Tweeted” his race car telemetry performance, detailing ride height, camber setting etc. Fascinating info indeed if you’re a fan, gold dust if you’re a competitor. I was incredulous that … Continue reading

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Trello Desktop Organiser

If your desk resembles a bridal pathway of yellow Post-it Notes then this could be the answer you’re looking for. Simple, effective and very versatile I think you’ll like it!

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Lean Systems Thinking

In the manufacturing world lean systems thinking has abounded for many a year and yet still there are many companies who have failed to adopt this philosophy. For those not familiar with this term it refers to the mindset that … Continue reading

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