Checklist for Brainstorming

Checklist for Brainstorming Creative thinking requires tools such as the brainstorm and the affinity diagram. Brainstorming is simply listing all ideas put forth by a group in response to a given problem or question. In 1939, a team led by advertising executive Alex Osborn coined the term "brainstorm." According to Osborn, "Brainstorm means using the [...]

Assessing the Support Activities in the Value Chain

Assessing the Support Activities in the Value Chain PROCUREMENT  Have we developed alternate source for obtaining needed resources?  Are resources procured in a timely fashion? At lowest possible cost? At acceptable quality level?  How efficient and effective are our procedures for procuring large capital expenditures resources such as plant, machinery, and buildings? [...]

Assessing the Primary Activities in the Value Chain

Assessing the Primary Activities in the Value Chain INBOUND LOGISTICS  Is there a materials control system? How well does it work?  What type of inventory control system is there? How well does it work?  How are raw materials handled and warehoused?  How efficiently are raw materials handled and warehoused? OPERATIONS  [...]

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram An Affinity Diagram is a creative process, used with or by a group, to gather and organize ideas, opinions, and business issues, among other things. It is generally conducted in combination with a branstorming session. AN AFFINITY DIAGRAM IS USED FOR: 1. Adding structure to a large or complicated issue 2. Breaking down [...]

Outsourcing Agreement For Administrative Services and Technology Development

Outsourcing Agreement For Administrative Services and Technology Development This Outsourcing Agreement for Administrative Services and Technology Development (the Agreement”), is effective as of [DATE] (the "Effective Date"). BETWEEN: [SERVICE PROVIDER NAME] (the "Service Provider"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the [STATE/PROVINCE], with its head office located at: AND: [CLIENT NAME] (the [...]