Philip Beyer

Philip Beyer

Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of “System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.

MIS Software: Failure to Launch

Most successful small manufacturing companies use MIS software. Unfortunately, there’s a failure to launch about 80% of the features.

A Process Manager Vs. Production Manager

In a small business, at the beginning stage of documenting processes, the person wearing the hat of process manager, at first, should be the owner. The owner needs to lead the charge in documenting how the business will operate and look and implementing a production management checklist can be crucial in keeping things running smoothly.

Job Shop Management Software: Under-Utilization

Did you now that Lean Management has over a 90% failure rate?  Likewise, 45% of features in Job Shop Management Software goes totally unused. In fact, another 19% of a software’s features are rarely used, resulting in a 64% under-utilization ratio. These failure rates, of utilizing and sustaining business processes, reminds me of a conversation I had with a large publishing company CEO.

Nine Types of Waste in Small Businesses

Proponents of Lean Management have identified Seven Types of Waste leaving out a couple types of waste that we see occurring in small businesses routinely. This subject of waste has been written about extensively, but I’m going to “Philipbuster” here on that topic.

Business Management Frustrations in Search of Solutions

Every business owner or manager has encountered frustrations in their company - they happen to them every day. ALL businesses need to INTAKE INFORMATION to deliver a product or service. Writing step-by-step prompts for IN-TAKING this amount of information would require about to two to three pages. You must agree - that’s a lot of information.