Managing Expectations

A CIMA veteran shares his perspective on what the profession holds for those working in industry.

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Oct
23

A year ago to the day, I was in Ottawa, attending the head office of my then employer. So tragic to watch the scenes of the last couple of days in the news. Made more poignant by the fact that I recognised all the scenery.

It is, truly, a small world.

Oct
04
2

We are attempting to change bankers at the moment. It seems one of our prospective banks is living up to the adage that a banker will only lend you an umbrella when it is sunny.

Sep
27
3

We have been working with Economic Order Quantity and automatic Purchase Order generation for a couple of months now. I thought I would review how things are going.

I have approximately 1000 stores lines - mostly pipes / fittings / switches etc. Total value of stores is about £100k.

Sep
13
2

Over the years I have been involved in quality management systems to a greater or lesser extent in each job. In my first job, the QA system was actually my responsibility.

Aug
09
4

One of the things I remember from my training is about the introduction of 'computerisation'. The tendency was for firms installing new software was to look to mimic the previous way of working with a new system. The same routines were followed, but the 'screen' was used instead of paper.

Jul
25

Thought I would cover two topics this time:

Jul
18
6

Way back in January, I decided to be really organised about my holiday plans. I now work in a small company (for the MD) so couldn't just assume I could take any week off. I knew I should liaise with his plans.

Jul
04
1

I finally finished the trustees report yesterday, to be added to the annual accounts of the small charity of which I am trustee.

Jun
28

We have now almost launched our EOQ ordering process - just testing the system before we release the brakes and let the computer order it's own stock. I think we will continue to sense check the system for a while.

Jun
14
3

First - a question about dreams. Does anyone else get dreams where they are driving, and something doesn't work - such as the brakes, or for some reason you can't seem to see.

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