Terence T.

Terence T. Burton

Terence T. Burton is President of The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO), a management consulting firm with headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire and offices in Munich, Germany.  Terry has nearly four decades of diversified experience in executive leadership, operations, supply chain management, quality, engineering, distribution and logistics, maintenance and repair, customer service, finance, sales and marketing, and recently healthcare and not-for profits.  Since founding CEO in 1991, Terry has become an internationally recognized expert on strategic business improvement as a thought leader and practitioner, with a solid reputation for delivering results.  He has worked on thousands of major improvement initiatives with over 300 clients in the Americas and Europe ranging from large multinational Fortune 500 corporations to small and mid-sized companies.  His latest book, "Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy" was released in June, 2012.

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Operational Assessment is often the weakest link in the due diligence process during a merger and acquisition. Too many investors view operations as the organization’s stepchild, or as that generic activity that can be easily outsourced to China or some other third world low labor cost option. But deals that look favorable in the Excel...Full Article »
Looking at the best practices of others is relevant, writes contributor Terry Burton, but many organizations fail to recognize the deep cultural substance and operations underpinnings behind these best practices. Are you one of them? The whole notion of change and continuous improvement is often discussed as if...Full Article »
For those practitioners that are not paying attention, emerging technology is playing a major role in reshaping the playing field of continuous improvement....Full Article »
Many professional, knowledge-based processes do not lend themselves to the traditional linear waterfall approach to improvement such as DMAIC. The result can be project overruns and overworked staff. Here's how a new approach called Abstraction Factor Analysis can help you understand what's going wrong and why....Full Article »
Workplaces today are complex, global networks, writes contributor Terry Burton, and that demands a different kind of approach to continuous improvement. Here’s why the future is about technology-enabled continuous improvement and what that would look like....Full Article »
Organizations are either aggressively improving their businesses, or they are falling behind at an increasingly rapid rate, says Terence T. Burton, President of the Center for Excellence in Operations. In the first of a series of articles, Burton examines how the rules of engagement are changing and what business leaders need to do to catch up....Full Article »
There are more global opportunities for improvement and competitive success now than at any other time in history, says Terence T. Burton, President of the Center for Excellence in Operations. In the second of a series of articles, Burton examines the ten accelerators you can use to get best results from your improvement programs....Full Article »
Like everyone else, we at The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. (CEO) have been thinking a lot about the economic crisis. Despite administration changes, political promises and bailout plans, no one really knows where this economic meltdown will lead us, when it will end or what conditions our organizations and retirement accounts will...Full Article »
Wave good-bye to the economy we’ve known. The complexity and global scope of the credit crisis has changed the world of business, and the huge federal restructuring isn’t going to bring us back for a while. Independent of this market mess, executives need to go to work every day and build better, stronger global organizations....Full Article »