In this article Erik Sherman outlines 5 strategies to optimize your business . First is Go Lean. In a nutshell this means continually improve your business practices and procedures. Here is a link to help further define Lean business practices:
The second strategy is ‘Focus on Quality” . The third strategy is “Improve Forecasting”. Sherman’s fourth strategy could be the most important one: “consumer-centric thinking”
” it is customers and their perceptions of and attitudes toward a business that decide its fate. Focus operations and strategy to embrace customers and make them happy, and you’re on the fast path toward business success.”
Last and certainly not least is “Try Some Old-Fashioned Business-Process Reengineering“
In other words Reengineer to create efficient and effective business procedures.
So why Optimize? It saves time, and money. And most importantly it creates loyal happy customers.