Get the 'RE' Out of Your Business
Your best laid plans are doomed to failure, if you don’t get the RE out of your business!
So, why is it bad for business, and what the heck does “RE” mean?
The fact is, RE is a prefix, a loanword from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition. It also means, “back” or “backward” as in backward motion.
Here are some RE words known to cause business owners sleepless nights: Rework, Recalls, Re-deliveries, Re-estimates, Reprints, and Returns, etc. All those are non-conforming actions negatively affecting a company’s bottom-line.
Other examples of “RE” words that wreak havoc in business are: Redundancies, Rescheduling, Repeating, Recalculating, and Reemphasizing, etc.
5 Instances of 're' words for clarification;
- Redundancies in employee tasks
- Rescheduling of jobs due to lack of information or bottlenecks
- Repeating job instructions attributed to inadequate job on-boarding
- Recalculating job specs caused by miscommunications
- Reemphasizing quality and service as a result of poor policy training
Does this apply to any business you know?
Tools to Get the RE out of Business Permanently
We hear daily from businesses, sharing the fact they have little-to-no tools for controlling Recurring errors and other non-conforming events. In fact, some say their company is moving backwards, as far as QUALITY of jobs and services is concerned.
In addition, a system for tracking and documenting the ROOT CAUSE of “RE,” which is the REAL REASON WHY stupid non-conformance causes bottlenecks in operations, again and again.
Operating any size business without these types of tools is self-inflicted folly. It also imposes unnecessary pain on employees who deal daily with the insanity of chaotic operations.
Did I mention? Great systems work by Removing Remorse and Regret!
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.