Episode 13

The Value of Business Intelligence: Understanding and Measuring Operational Issues

The ERP Organizational Change Journal - Podcast By Nestell & Associates

by | Feb 25, 2021

In this episode we will explore and discuss some key business intelligence concepts including data-driven decision making, systems audit, process-driven leadership, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and innovatively incorporating technology.

by Dr. Jack G. Nestell | The ERP Organizational Change Journal Podcast

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This Episodes’ Guest

Tim Van Mieghem

Mr. Tim Van Mieghem

Tim is a Partner of The ProAction Group, an operational consulting firm which he co-founded in 1995.

Tim has 30+ years of experience helping middle-market companies identify, quantify, and mine latent value.  He is widely recognized for his expertise in supply chain functions as the author of a book (Implementing Supplier Partnerships), presenting at national and local conferences, and creating numerous articles on value creation, sourcing, and logistics.   In addition, he created the firm’s proprietary 9-Box Inventory and Pricing tool which has helped countless companies optimize their inventory levels and improve their pricing practices

Tim’s primary focus is on serving Private Equity clients and their portfolio companies.  He has particular experience in manufacturing and distribution businesses and has a unique ability to assess operational issues and symptoms and translate them into actionable solutions that management and ownership alike can understand and measure.

Prior to forming The ProAction Group, Tim worked in operational consulting at Arthur Andersen and a boutique supply chain consulting firm. Tim serves on the boards of ACME Metal Coatings, Automated Business Machines, and DeWayne’s Quality Metal Coatings.

Episode Resources & Links


Tim’s Book: “Implementing Supplier Partnerships: How to Lower Costs and Improve Service” https://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Supplier-Partnerships-Improve-Service/dp/0131803654

“Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.”, Brene Brown https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Lead-Brave-Conversations-Hearts/dp/0399592520

The ProAction Group

More About This Episide

This episode will discuss how to turn data into insight that is actionable. Timely and accurate visibility to operational data is a significant competitive differentiator.

We will discuss many people, processes, and technological influences that help ensure organizational business intelligence availability and alignment.

Mr. Tim Van Mieghem and his colleagues established a business founded in principle that works and in which incorporates effective and efficient evidence-based inquiry. We will also explore with Tim the challenge of strategic decision-making.

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