10 Characteristics of Effective Quality Management Systems

Quality management systems can become cumbersome and bureaucratic if not properly developed, implemented and maintained. Effective quality management systems have ten common characteristics that I have discovered in my consulting practice over the past couple of decades. These common denominators of quality management, when properly implemented, can improve your organization’s ability to satisfy customer and […]

The 5R’s in Waste Management

The 5 R’s – The key factors that are to be remembered in respect of waste management are – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Replace. 1. Reduce – wherever possible reduce waste production. One can always reduce waste production by following these simple guidelines: a. Use or buy only what is needed – when there […]

Forex Trading for Total Beginners

Stock investment, binary options, and foreign exchange (Forex) trading – these are some of the popular ways of generating additional income aside from choosing the traditional ways (building a small business or applying for a part-time work). Which do you prefer? Oh, so you’re already familiar with stock investment and binary options. You don’t mind […]

Meanings and Importance of Financial Statement Analysis

All financial statements are essentially historically historical documents. They tell what has happened during a particular period of time. However most users of financial statements are concerned about what will happen in the future. Stockholders are concerned with future earnings and dividends. Creditors are concerned with the company’s future ability to repay its debts. Managers […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Corporate Financial Reporting

Corporate Financial Reporting is part of corporate reporting that consists of financial statements and accompanying notes that are prepared in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements are summaries of business transactions during the financial year of the corporation. The business world has many forms of organizations ranging from the for profit […]

How to Evaluate Your Finance Department

Nobody knows your business better than you do. After all, you are the CEO. You know what the engineers do; you know what the production managers do; and nobody understands the sales process better than you. You know who is carrying their weight and who isn’t. That is, unless we’re talking about the finance and […]

What is Freight Management?

As a business owner, you would not agree to make a purchase that could impact your profitability without first understanding the cost associated with that purchase. Likewise, it is important to know and understand the true freight cost of shipping products and goods. Awareness of shipping procedures and rates can help prevent wasteful spending. However, […]

Management and Financial Accounting

Accounting is usually seen as having two distinct strands, Management and Financial accounting. Management accounting, which seeks to meet the needs of managers and Financial accounting, which seeks to meet the accounting needs of all of the other users. The differences between the two types of accounting reflect the different user groups that they address. […]