Apr 292020

That is the question our managing partner, Eric A. Hiller is asking, as a new father.   Maybe it’s just the sleep deprivation, but Eric has analyzed the processes of caring for a newborn and thinks he has found a ways he (and you) can use Lean and Agile to make the chaotic process of fatherhood and motherhood a little more predictable and easy.

IndustryWeek apparently agrees, because they just published his article.  Click here to read and see if you agree!





Apr 092020
Three Sheets to the Wind! — How the supply chain for toilet paper works and why people need to stop worrying during Corona Virus times

Have you spent time in long lines at Costco or at another store only to be disappointed when you get inside and not find one of one of life’s most fundamental and critical products… dot you know what we’re talking about: toilet paper! Admittedly this is not our usual subject here at Hiller Associates, but Read More!

Apr 082020
VIDEO -- Design-to-Value:An introduction and the impact it can have in your company

So… the bad news is that you (and/or your colleagues) missed Eric Hiller’s webinar class on Design-to-Value, sponsored by GLG.   But, the good news is, it was video captured and is available on-demand and for FREE, any time you want to watch it!  (Just fill out the registration form at the bottom and the video Read More!

Mar 252020
Eric Hiller Provides a Simple Blueprint to Invest After the Market Crash

  Hey Product Cost Management aficionados.   It’s time for some personal spend (or revenue generation) management.  Hiller Associates Founder and Managing Partner, Eric Hiller just published an in-depth analysis of some paths forward in your investing in these tumultuous times at Before It’s News!   Here’s a teaser in text and a figure to wet Read More!

Mar 202020
Eric Hiller of Hiller Associates to give 1-hour Design-to-Value seminar Tuesday 3/24!

Want to learn about how Design-to-Value (DtV) can deliver millions in savings and growth to your company?    Running out of Netflix B-rated shows, as you self-quarantine from Corona?     Well, you’re in luck!     Eric Hiller, Managing Partner, of Hiller Associates and one of the top practitioners of DtV in the world is giving Read More!

Mar 192020
Size and weight(ing) does matter  -- how Biden and Sanders both did better than expected on Super Tuesday

There is an old saying that ignorance is bliss, and perhaps you’re one of the people in America that is blissfully ignorant of politics. If you are, God bless you, although, I suppose you shouldn’t be voting. However, if you are interested in politics, you may be wondering what exactly happened on Super Tuesday; I Read More!

Mar 092020
What's the Price (WTP) -- PCM / Spend Analytics Solution Profile

Hello again cost management aficionados! I would like to announce the first in my series of deep dive profiles on specific product cost management software solutions. You all may remember that I did a two-part series on the history and landscape of PCM and Spend Analytics solutions with our good friends over at SpendMatters.com in Read More!

Feb 032020
Lyft v.s. Uber -- what if you're driving Lyft as a company?

Ride-hail is not going away, but it must to get profitable. You can try to “grow to profitability”, but as was have learned in the past, that is a risky proposition.

Uber is expanding, but it is already bigger than Lyft. Is that strategy profitable, and if it is, is there enough room for two players in it. Simultaneously, the path to profitability is getting harder with cities pushing back on Lyft and Uber, and as Lyft and Uber attract new customers, they may be less profitable riders. Consider another option: an alternative targeted and differentiated strategy

Jan 222020
When life gives you lemons, make a lemon slushy in Iceland  -- a tale of airport operational failures and hope

As a consultant, I am sadly, no stranger to extensive travel, and the inevitable hassles and pains that come with it.  Nor, as a resident 24 years in Central Illinois, 10 in Boston, 5 in Detroit, and 6 in Chicago, am I a novice to how to handle bitter winter conditions.  However, recently, my wife Read More!

Dec 192019
Part 2 of 2:  SpendMatters article:  The evolution of product cost management tools and the state of the art

Yesterday, we announced the first of 2 new articles in SpendMatters.com!   They discussed the histor, and growth of the market of Product Cost Management software and the state of the art today.  Normally, Eric would have made us hold of to tease you on part 2, owing to his steely Krampus and Grinch-like heart.  Read More!

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