Increased awareness of effective process management

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the New England Society of Healthcare Materials Management. While I always enjoy talking about business presentations, I gained incredible insights into the supply chain required to keep our healthcare system fully functional at all times. Effective materials management – manufacturing, distribution and procurement – requires precision planning, collaboration and communication, especially in terms of contingency planning for unexpected situations and … [Read more...]

A terrific article on word usage

20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb This article contained a hidden gem that is as important as the topic. While stressing the importance of word choice, Dr. Bradberry admits to personally falling into some word usage traps. However, what he does to avoid these missteps is to have someone carefully review and edit his work. Frequently, many of us may not take the time to carefully … [Read more...]

The New and Improved CMI Website

A lot of things have happened over the past six months that have caused us to adjust our focus. We had been doing a lot of talking, naturally, since communicating is our thing. While we were talking, we also listened (yes, we also teach that). We've made changes in our workshops, all in response to participant and buyer feedback. The ratings and comments we receive are almost always phenomenal, but where we started to see a pattern was in terms of relevance. The same thing was happening with … [Read more...]