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Short-Term Leaders, Big-Time Results: How Interim Management Transforms Organizations

The business landscape is constantly evolving, demanding organizations to be adaptable and responsive.
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Overcoming Return To Office Fatigue Using Kaizen

Simply mandating in-office days without a clear purpose is a recipe for disengaged and frustrated employees, especially millennials who value flexibility and work-life balance.
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Navigating Growth Beyond Disruption: How Your Business Can Use Lean Methodologies to Optimize Capacity

With supply chain disruptions and labor shortages behind us, many firms are now able to think about how to optimize production to gain even more ...
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New Pricing TPI Tool Unlocks Hidden Profit Potential through Streamlined Pricing Practices

This powerful solution tackles a prevalent challenge in today's market: companies’ benign neglect of their pricing processes, even though pricing processes are often fraught with ...
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Strategic Pricing: 6 Actions for 2024 Success

Getting Strategic with Pricing: 6 Actions for 2024 Success

If passing-through supplier price increases were your only activity last year, your pricing processes and strategy need more attention.
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NEXT LEVEL Partners Congratulates Eric Lussier on IndustryWeek Recognition

We are pleased to announce that Eric Lussier, Principal at NEXT LEVEL Partners, has been named one of Industry Week's "Dazzling Dozen: 12 of the ...
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5 Things to Ask When Hiring a Business Transformation Consulting Firm

Embarking on a business transformation journey is a strategic move that requires careful planning and collaboration with the right partners.
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Reshoring: Maintaining Quality and Controlling Costs Through Process Optimization and Lean

As the year-end approaches, organizations are laser-focused on achieving their operational goals and setting the stage for a successful year ahead.
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Supercharge Your Year-End Success with Lean Transformation

As the year-end approaches, organizations are laser-focused on achieving their operational goals and setting the stage for a successful year ahead.
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People of Private Equity – Podcast Interview with Eric Lussier

Listen to Part Two of "People of Private Equity" series by Oxbow Industries where you'll gain insight into leading and applying process improvement (lean / ...
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Navigating Daily Progress and Challenges with Lean Principles

As metrics continue to underscore progress and KPIs pave the way forward, the journey isn’t always smooth sailing. When challenges arise, and targets seem elusive, ...
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People of Private Equity – Podcast Interview with Eric Lussier

Discover the human element of business building on Main Street and in the middle market with the "People of Private Equity" and NEXT LEVEL Principal, ...
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Unleashing Success: The Power of Continuous Improvement in Fueling Midsized Business Growth

In every successive decade since 1970–79, the annual growth rates of assets, sales, and profits have been declining for midsize companies, which are increasingly struggling ...
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Metrics That Matter: Measuring Progress and Achieving Strategic Objectives

Business leaders and functional managers are required to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) that track progress toward Plan or Budget goals. These goals can be ...
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Breakthrough Change: Leveraging Strategy Deployment for Enhanced Value Creation

In the dynamic landscape of businesses acquired by private equity firms, the imperative to adapt to heightened expectations from new ownership often becomes a paramount ...
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Unlocking Success: The Power of Strategy Deployment

All industry sectors have been rocked by several major issues over the last few years: Now that these pressing tactical issues appear to be subsiding ...
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From Plan to Profit: How Hoshin Kanri Transforms Strategy Execution

In the summer and fall, businesses of all sizes devote time to strategic planning. Creating a strategic plan is a critical effort for companies aiming ...
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PEX Names Eric Lussier as a Top 50 Thought Leader for 2023

NAPLES, FL – NEXT LEVEL Partners®, LLC, (NLP) a business transformation consulting firm, is thrilled to announce that Eric Lussier, Principal, has been recognized as ...
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Industry Week Webinar: Leaders’ Behaviors Using a Lean and Continuous Improvement Approach

Eric Lussier, Principal at NEXT LEVEL Partners®, LLC (NLP) hosted a webinar on May 18th to show how leaders’ behaviors and thinking improve customer service ...
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Find Your Next Great Hire

Do you have the time it takes to make a great hire? Many hiring managers are doing double-duty in covering open positions while searching for ...
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Sales Enablement for Growth

Did you know that a B2B sales professional on average only spends about 30% of his or her time on selling activities? What if you ...
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Strategic Planning Season!

It’s strategic planning season! Many firms begin Q4 with their strategic planning well underway. But what is your level of confidence that these strategic plans ...
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Is Your Visual Management Outdated?

During one of my recent drives in Tennessee, I came across this interesting intersection and captured it for posterity. What would YOU do at this ...
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What Is Commercial Excellence?

At NEXT LEVEL Partners, commercial excellence means building and following ten strong processes for creating and communicating your value proposition to customers. Most companies find ...
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Branding by Buc-ee’s

Growing up, my Dad seemed to always stop at Cracker Barrel restaurants during our road trips. Some of that rationale was the clean bathrooms, good food, and ...
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We Are Living in a VUCA World

No doubt, we are living in a VUCA world. Markets are volatile. Labor availability is uncertain. Supply chains are uncertain at best. And ambiguity abounds. ...
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We Can Help With Interim Management Solutions

Operations leaders affected by resignations and labor shortages must fill unexpected gaps on their teams while dealing with elevated demand and supply chain shortages. Finding ...
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Continuous Improvement = Lean Transformation

First impressions are important. Associates who are introduced to Lean concepts for the very first time often have some misconceptions of what Lean is all ...
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Lean Lessons from the Farm

Living on my self-described “Gentleman’s Farm,” we have an abundance of eggs as well as quite the variety. While there is a lot to be ...
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Is Improving Employee Engagement on Your Company’s 2022 Resolutions?

Is improving employee engagement on your company’s 2022 resolutions? Many associates are returning from holiday breaks with positive outlooks for the year ahead. Maintaining these ...
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