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About Adam Garfein
Adam Garfein, PhD, founder of Devane Advisors and co-founder of Menawat & Co., is an acknowledged authority on operational and business transformation, profit improvement, and execution. His extensive experience spans many industries including aerospace/defense, automotive, telecommunications, medical devices, oil and gas, alternative energy, software, government, construction management, and others.
Dr. Garfein is a proponent of holistic thinking, integrated dynamic analysis, and decisive action. He helps organizations unmask hidden potential, reduce operational cost and risk, enhance operational excellence, create new sources of profitable revenue growth, and align technology to business needs to create the best possible environments for success.
Dr. Garfein earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, focusing on Gerontology, from the Pennsylvania State University. His multidisciplinary training as a research scientist provided the foundation for his systems-analytic approach to business execution, improvement and optimization.
You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please see his website: www.devane.com.
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Although ripe with opportunity execution dynamics are inherently more difficult to exploit without the aid of the right business methods, integrated thinking, and analytical tools. While it is imperative to pursue the easier targets, senior managers and stakeholders continue to ratchet up their improvement expectations. They demand bottom line results now and have less tolerance for risk. To proactively address these challenges, we demonstrate in this book how to translate customer requirements into optimal space and time configurations throughout the value creation and delivery process. This requires on-demand adjustment to execution to gain competitive advantage, increase agility, and reduce risk. As a result, this approach simultaneously accelerates customer satisfaction and financial competitiveness. Moreover, using a holistic process is faster than conventional solutions and often yields hidden gems—simple actions that produce immediate and dramatic results.
“This book gives business managers a powerful, systematic process for improving their businesses. Adam Garfein and Anil Menawat combine the important perspectives of Business Methods, Systems Thinking, and Dynamic Analysis to provide a comprehensive methodology that spans a business from its strategy to its operational components. Execution Dynamics offers a very understandable blend of analytical insights with practical change management.”
- Jonathan L.S. Byrnes, Senior Lecturer, MIT and author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink
“In this age of speed, complexity and uncertainty, it is imperative to make effective decisions to ensure future business success. Execution Dynamics provides an excellent tool set and approach to guide these decisions with an analytical foundation that enables the user to deal with the enormous complexity in the modern business environment. “Gut-feel” and qualitative thinking are just not good enough anymore. Garfein and Menawat have provided an invaluable methodology to aid effective decisions and facilitate optimization in the smallest business unit to the overall organization.”
- David E. Cole, Chairman, Auto Harvest and Chairman Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research
“Profit Mapping gives our managers, engineers, and operators a way of thinking about the bottom line, not just processes. In my experience, not enough attention goes to the tradeoffs between operational costs and capital investments. Profit Mapping provides a framework to strike the right balance. It helps us to consider things that we might not otherwise. As a result, savings are real and not a transfer of cost from one bucket to another. The data helps move the cultural resistance needle for change.”
- Kevin R. Jacko, Plant Manager, Diversified Machine, Inc.
“Remarkable thesis about applying systems dynamics to execute business strategies.