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Cornerstone Consulting Names Adam DeBoskey as Vice-President of Business Development

May 10, 2019 3:47:00 PM / by Bill Currence

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Cornerstone Consulting Organization recently appointed Mr. Adam DeBoskey to the role of Vice-President of Business Development. In this role, Adam will have primary responsibility for growing CCO’s consulting services business with both new and existing clients. Adam joins Cornerstone with more than 28 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering, and operations in a wide variety of industries. 

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Managing Inventory Flow

Mar 20, 2019 11:09:00 AM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Controlling the flow of materials through your operation is key to maintaining a healthy bottom line. Your business is much like a bucket (inventory) with one faucet flowing in (raw materials) and another faucet flowing out (finished product) to customers. You want to control both faucets as much as possible to ensure your bucket never overflows or runs dry.

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Are You Fat, FIT, Frail, or Finished?

Feb 21, 2019 4:19:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Management Services

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In many ways, your company is a living, breathing organism. Think of your product as the food that keeps your company going. This means that the key to being financially healthy is to have the appropriate amount of product at all times.

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How to Manage Your Material Flow

Feb 4, 2019 5:42:00 AM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Every business wants to be known for meeting customer needs because reliable companies foster loyal and happy clients. So, how do you keep your customers sufficiently supplied and happy? It’s all about right-sizing for maximum FITness.

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Finding a Firm that is the Right FIT

Dec 16, 2018 7:26:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Consulting Services

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When you reach out to a consulting firm, chances are you know you need help. You’ll probably have a lot of questions, including how much the service will cost and what exactly you’d be paying for. So, how do you decide which firm will do the best job for you without breaking the bank?

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How Can Cornerstone Help You?

Dec 6, 2018 1:42:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Working with Cornerstone—The Basics of a Partnership

Nov 20, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Insider

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If you’ve never worked with a consulting firm before, you may not know what to expect. The prospect of bringing somebody in to help may be daunting, but just like any other partnership, working with a consulting firm is all about building a mutually beneficial relationship. Cornerstone Consulting Organization (CCO) believes that open lines of communication are essential to a successful partnership, and it starts with the basics.

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Interdependency: Why We Need Each Other

Nov 4, 2018 6:47:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Consulting Services

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“No man is an island.” English poet John Donne addressed the basic human need to be a part of a community to thrive. Even before the Industrial Revolution, people recognized that everybody has a role to play and that collaboration is key to a functional society. This established interdependence extends to many aspects of our lives, primarily in the workplace, where three types of interdependence have emerged.

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The 80/20 Principle: Focusing on What Matters

Oct 23, 2018 3:33:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Management Services, Consulting Services

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Italian philosopher and economist, Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto, developed what has become known as the 80/20 principle, or the Pareto principle. After observing that 20% of the pea plants in his garden produced 80% of the healthy pods, Pareto turned his attention to wealth distribution and found that just 20% of the population owned 80% of Italy’s land. After gathering data from various fields, he arrived at the general principle that 20% of action drives 80% of results. This pattern can be observed not only in economics and gardening but also in business and even personal habits.

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Is Your Business Utilizing Efficient Factory Flow?

Oct 10, 2018 1:11:00 PM / by Bill Currence posted in Manufacturing

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Every business can benefit from improving the efficiency of its business – from streamlining the hiring process to reducing distribution and marketing expenses. For firms that focus on manufacturing, utilizing efficient “factory flow” techniques can help improve the quality, speed, and reliability of the manufacturing process – increasing profits and reducing waste along the way. 
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