Managing Expectations

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

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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.

May
30
EOQ

When I took my CIMA exams (all those years ago) I remember learning lots of theories and methods, the majority of which I have never used. I have yet to need to do an NPV calculation for example.

May
17
1

There have been a few posts in recent months along the lines of 'would you be an accountant if you could have your time again'. Well, I would, as it happens.

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