|When:||Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, Noon - 2 PM|
|Place:||The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY|
|Reservations:|| Call Sam Koslowsky at (212) 520-3259 or email him.
|Cost:||$50 for non-members, $40 for
$5 surcharge for walk-in without reservation.
|Topic:||5 Steps to a Successful Optimization Project|
|Abstract:||Optimization is a “breakaway” strategic capability that demands both technical excellence and business intelligence.
To achieve success that can be measured from the boardroom to the operation’s floor—and to avoid pitfalls that plague many projects—optimization must be designed and implemented by the right team with the right vision and capabilities.
Author Steve Sashihara will discuss best practices from opportunity identification through implementation and scale-up, using real-life examples at companies such as Intel, McDonald’s and UPS, which have used optimization to drive up value, re-allocate resources, streamline processes and optimize their assets. The discussion is based on Steve’s new book,The Optimization Edge, (McGraw-Hill, 2011) the first step-by-step guide to optimization for the business executive.
CEO of Princeton Consultants Inc., which specializes in a unique blend of information technology and management consulting.
While many firms today provide both services, they invariably do so with separate staffs: typically, computer scientists for IT and M.B.A.s for management consulting. Princeton Consultants blends the two together: the same staff members are responsible for both software design and process design, which the firm believes are inextricably mixed. Over one-third of the firm's professional staff holds Ph.D.s.
Consulting Magazine has written: "When consulting firms say they hire only the best and brightest, they are usually engaging in a bit of hyperbole. Not so with Princeton Consultants." Princeton's project work has been called "revolutionary" in the Wall Street Journal.
Steve is a director of the Association of Management Consulting Firms, for which he has served in a variety of leadership roles, including cochairman, the association's highest elected office. As an active leader in the AMCF, Steve has spoken at and moderated dozens of events with top leaders of other consulting firms.Steve's book, The Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision Making to Maximize All Your Company's Assets (McGraw Hill, 2011), is the first to introduce and explain Optimization without jargon or mathematics to a general business executive .
In 2011 Steve was appointed to a four-year term to the Advisory Council for the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University.
Steve graduated in 1980 from Princeton University with a degree in philosophy. His wife, Jean, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. Steve and Jean have four sons.
Steve can be reached by sending e-mail to SSashihara@princeton.com.