The Art of the Possible
The work in a Parts Business within the Construction Equipment Industry is complex and filled with details. It is within this environment that our employees work day in and day out. These people who I call your “heroes” are the warriors that make your business a success.
They are overworked in many cases and the work comes in what is called “lumpy” demand patterns. There is a burst of activity first thing in the morning, then another smaller one just before lunch. Another small one just after lunch and a final rather large burst just before the end of the day. Your heroes do yeoman’s work keeping up with this activity. They work on the telephones, at the counter, they answer technical questions, process orders, stock the shelves and receive parts from vendors, other stores and your principal suppliers. They get to the end of the day and take a deep breathe to indicate that they made it through another day. They deal with the Art of the Possible every single day.
In this class we will explore the major pillars that comprise your business; Buildings, Inventory, People, Technology, Purchasing and Employee Development. We will then apply and show you how to apply the Art of the Possible.