Post-pandemic supply issues continue to plague most car dealers, causing extreme shortages of inventory across the country. In many cases, cars are completed, but sit on manufacturing lots, waiting for microchips, leaving showroom floors and car lots with little inventory to choose from. Of course, customers could try to custom order a new model, but those weight times are extraordinary, with some brands and models taking up to one year to be delivered to dealers.
The size of the average engineering team is growing this year, with some reports noting a potential 79% increase in team size in 2022. Of course, this team expansion will bring with it the need for better communication and collaboration between team members as well as the need for optimized productivity. Engineering leaders understand this, which is why the focus of more than a third of them is to improve operations, processes, and tooling. In fact, ensuring that teams are focused on mission-critical work is essential for heightened performance and managers are targeting technologies that can contribute positively to this goal.
Many nonprofits were hard hit by the pandemic, especially those that did not have large reserves of capital upon which to lean. As they move toward recovery, nonprofits are realizing that the member landscape has shifted and there is a new climate when it comes to generating needed funds. Smaller donors are less able than ever to be able to offer support, but our culture is becoming more focused on the things that nonprofits provide — value-focused services to underserved communities.
In the world of construction and contracts, project success is the key to building customer loyalty and trust — and developing a reputation that will keep new customers seeking your services. In loose terms, the success of a project is defined by how effectively the outlined goals and objectives are met and, of course, if the project can be brought to completion on time and under budget.
Data capture and its associated technologies — barcodes, QR codes, RFID, and others — are critical pieces of the data gathering process that is intrinsically valuable to all businesses. However, the world of logistics — from manufacturing floors to warehousing, distribution centers, transportation hubs and more — is particularly well-served by strong data capture and handling techniques.
If you run an advertising or public relations firm, you are focused on providing targeted campaigns that will help your clients excel — and improve their bottom lines. And every good marketing professional understands that the crux of any campaign begins with data. Data management of a customer database is a critical element to moving your revenue forward — and its one that you can use within your own firm to increase your own customers’ lifetime value and grow your profits.
The worlds of public relations, marketing, and advertising are hectic at the best of times — and frenetic at the worst. As a PR professional, you must keep multiple tasks and projects in order and to do this, organization — and lack of distraction — is essential.
Associations that serve — and depend on — membership took a powerful hit in 2020 as the global pandemic caused major disruptions across the nation. Even as early as 2019, membership organizations were feeling a pinch. In fact, up to 68% of them had trouble increasing their membership base and 25% were stagnant. Eleven percent of these organizations actually got smaller. The rest? They only expanded their membership base by 1 – 5%.
Manual data and analog tools — those were the processes most utilities used to conduct their daily operations. Today, utilities are embracing a digital transformation by turning to automated data management tools to increase productivity and efficiency across business processes. By adopting digital strategies, utilities can improve the customer experience and surge ahead of their competition in a hypercompetitive marketplace.
During the coronavirus epidemic, the nation’s healthcare workers went into overdrive to care for their regular patients plus those needing special assistance battling the virus. The trend toward overwork is continuing, however, putting many physicians and their staff at risk of burnout.