Why Companies Should Employ More of Their Available Capital for Operations Improvements

Nov. 1, 2013
There’s a ‘capital superabundance’ occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates. But what are they doing with it?

There's a 'capital superabundance' occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates. But what are they doing with it?

Tompkins International's latest paper, Employing Available Capital Wisely, makes a case for why companies need to invest more of their available capital in operations improvements. In the current economic climate, businesses need to invest in effective supply chains that can lead to profitable growth, margin improvement, and capital efficiency. From operations to strategies, leveraging the supply chain will increase a company's economic value.

But investing capital in your supply chain doesn't just create near-term value. It also positions companies for long-term sustainability in the future.

So, how can you start creating long-term value? Consider these four important concepts:

  • Focus on long-term investments and innovation that bring real value.
  • Allow mistakes to be made, and learn from these mistakes.
  • Have the persistence to keep working.
  • Focus on the customer.

Value always begins with a strong capital investment strategy. What's yours? Download Employing Available Capital Wisely to learn how to create a strategy for success.



About the Author

Jim Tompkins | CEO

Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on leadership, logistics, material handling, outsourcing, and supply chain best practices. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins globally.

His 30-plus years as CEO of a consulting / integration firm and his focus on helping companies achieve profitable growth give him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better. Listen to an interview of Jim Tompkins on the Business Leader Radio show.

As a high-level business advisor, his unique perspective prepares corporations and executives for the future.

To share his knowledge and provide up-to-date information on supply chain and business trends, he developed the GoGoGo! Blogand Global Supply Chain Podcast.

He has written or contributed to more than 30 books and eBooks, including Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon, Bold Leadership, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing, The Supply Chain Handbook, andNo Boundaries. Jim has been quoted in hundreds of business and industry magazines such as The Journal of Commerce, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and FORTUNE, and he has spoken at more than 4,000 international engagements.

Jim has served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Materials Management Society, and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education, and Purdue has named him a Distinguished Engineering Alum. He has also received more than 50 awards for his service to his profession.

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