What is Worse than Poor Services? Denial by the Group that has Terrible Services!
Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with poor services by a department within your company or a vendor when you need to resolve a problem or find information on a timely basis. However, what is even worse than the poor services is having that troubled group in complete denial about their...
We’re all adults, so we can admit that we all make our share of stupid mistakes. I’m not talking about important mistakes that have real consequences. I’m talking about the small, annoying, obnoxious mistakes that make us shake our heads and wish we could go back and correct...
The Battle Within Our Operations
Does this conversation sound familiar?
“How fast can we reliably supply that component job to our customer?” asks the sales manager. “And don’t make us look like fools by telling me a date that will never be met or is too far out!”
“I will tell you how...
Critical Summertime Repeated Problem Areas Hindering Sales
Year after year, too many companies suffer needlessly with the same common problems. Even after making new equipment investments and receiving assurances that things will be different, the old issues keep rearing their heads.
! Even with the additional equipment investment, production...
EPDs Give Consumers Environmental Assurance for Using Wood Products
Imagine you’re standing in the bread aisle at your local grocery store, contemplating what loaf you should take home that day. If you’re like any of the millions of health-conscious shoppers, you’ll subconsciously turn the loaf over and read the nutrition label for a better...
Safety Topics – What Safety Topics?
Have you used our Safety First topics in your production safety meetings? If not, why not?
Safety First began in 2013 and the topics rotate every 24 months. This rotation schedule ensures that your new hires have access to important safety topics.
From Substance Abuse, Safe Lifting...
Truth, Lies, and Salespeople
I recently heard a talk by Bob Myers, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, on leadership, values, and culture in winning teams. It was a great speech and there were many points he raised that made sense, and really resonated with me.
He also struck me as a thoughtful and...
Change the Way You Lead Meetings and Listen
As a team, we have been providing both in-person and virtual visits for all of our potential and current clients with projects underway. After a recent virtual training week, a company owner called me and told me how much he appreciated that I listened to his team and did not over talk or force...
Better Component Bidding and Delivery with STITCHER
It’s official—Alpine’s new STITCHER software has the industry buzzing—and even a brief examination reveals why
Preparing construction component projects for bidding and ultimately for scheduling and production can be difficult, time-consuming, and subject to input...
In these uncertain times, it’s nice to seize all opportunities to celebrate, especially milestones. They can lift us up and make us smile. They can remind us of a destination we’re striving to reach, and they can applaud our journey to date.
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