Most Directors and Managers will disagree with the Title because nearly all Organisations have business critical software. However, the significant issue is the number of business-critical software programs, that often include:
1. Sales Contact software to track marketing and sales activities
2. Sales Costing and Quotations for costing and preparing Quotations
3. Order Fulfilment from managing...
Have A Goal and stick to it – Too many fast- growth business leaders change their goals too often, never quiet completing the plan before starting the next. Set medium-term goal and deliver it. Be flexible about how you achieve your goals.
Listen to Customers – Customers have the most relevant ideas, the most immediate feedback increasingly happy to help (through social media for instance)...
1 Purpose - What are you in Business to achieve? Put into words, then
2 Decision Making – effective Decision Making is key to success. Decisions need to be effective and implemented. They do not need to be perfect
3 What makes you different in the customer’s Mind? Define it.
4 Define & document repeatable Processes
5 Monitor your Business – Identify what is important drivers for your...
Onsite and offsite training, coaching and support provided to assist Organisations achieve and maintain certification to API Q1, Q2 and the relevant API Technical Specs.
With the change of API Q1 to 9th Edition, a number of Organisations have found, that not only are the changes are significant, but also that it is not obvious, how best to implement the changes. Charter 4 can assist you with the transition...
When it comes to funding, there are two types:
1 Internal Funded - In this type, ideally there is little pressure to achieve aggressive targets and so there is the opportunity of growing the Company using existing resources. Funding is often from own resources or friends or family who can be persuaded to contribute on an individual basis.
If funding is from family or friends, please ensure that
Is your business registered to the Oil and Gas Industry Standard ISO 29001? Did you know that if you want to continue to supply to the Oil & Gas industry, you now need to convert to API Q1?
As of 1st June 2014, API was no longer considered ISO/TS 29001: 2010 Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries Standard, as being equivalent to API Q1 and the APIQR Registration Program. All previously...
API Q1 Conformity Matrix was orginally to assist with the signifcant transistion to API Q1 9th Edition.
The API Q1 9thEdition has been a significant upgrade and the changes include:
Renumbering of all clauses
85+ new clauses
5 new sections
New concepts including Risk Management, Management of Change, Contingency Planning, Preventative Maintenance, Production Realisation Capability
Starting a Business tends to fall into two categories, either a “Push” or “Pull” type:
1 Pull type – Often almost started by default – the classic example is, when a hobby or part-time activity makes the transition from an interesting activity to financially viable and from some additional money to replacing the full time job
2 Push type – Often after a disruption, like loss of job when...
With all things that cost your business money, the prevailing question is "Is it worth it?". What returns can you expect from investing the time and effort to achieve ISO certification?
Research has shown that costs can be reduced by 1600% per £1 spent on Quality management and Certification, there are some pretty big claims. Also profits increase by 300%. Of course, the returns you will get, are business...
Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years as Manager of Manchester United and an impressive number of Trophies and Awards. To put this achievement in perspective:
The next longest serving Manager was Arsene Wenger, who would need to stay at Arsenal for another 10 years to beat Sir Alex Ferguson tenure
The average tenure of a Premier League Manager is 2.67 years as opposed to 1.96 years in the Championship...