The Wall Street Diet

Making Your Business Lean and Healthy

Charles Poirier (Author) | Michael Bauer (Author) | William Houser (Author)

Publication date: 04/21/2006

The Wall Street Diet
  • Uses a unique diet metaphor to show businesses how to change their lifestyles and become lean, efficient enterprises
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to business growth that ties together a broad spectrum of business practices into one synergistic fitness program
  • Includes checklists for senior managers and functional managers and "diet champions" so everyone can chart their progress in implementing the Wall Street Diet

Businesses trying to stay lean and fit face the same challenges as human dieters--success requires fundamental lifestyle changes and sustained, continuing effort. And, like human dieters, businesses, too, are susceptible to the come-ons of the latest quick-fix fads, which often deliver short-term gains but fall short in the long run. Eventually they go back to their old habits and they're right back where they started. It's a vicious cycle.

The Wall Street Diet uses a diet metaphor to illustrate a complete, integrated approach to what every business must do to become a lean, healthy enterprise. Like a truly effective weight loss program, it is a plan for achieving sustained benefits--following the Wall Street Diet will add five to eight points of potential new profit to a business's bottom line.

Using the proven concept of total enterprise optimization (TEO) as a framework, the book introduces a fitness program that brings together lean techniques, advanced supply chain management, improved quality concepts, selective outsourcing, and a focus on both the top and bottom lines. The authors detail specific TEO efforts that add savings and create new values, demonstrating the synergy to be had by combining those efforts with improved consumption data and analysis and innovative partnering with allied businesses. Fundamentally, The Wall Street Diet is about changing the culture that drives the business, leading to better earnings, continued growth, and the greatest value for all stakeholders.

  • Uses a unique diet metaphor to show businesses how to change their lifestyles and become lean, efficient enterprises
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to business growth that ties together a broad spectrum of business practices into one synergistic fitness program
  • Includes checklists for senior managers and functional managers and "diet champions" so everyone can chart their progress in implementing the Wall Street Diet

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  • Uses a unique diet metaphor to show businesses how to change their lifestyles and become lean, efficient enterprises
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to business growth that ties together a broad spectrum of business practices into one synergistic fitness program
  • Includes checklists for senior managers and functional managers and "diet champions" so everyone can chart their progress in implementing the Wall Street Diet

Businesses trying to stay lean and fit face the same challenges as human dieters--success requires fundamental lifestyle changes and sustained, continuing effort. And, like human dieters, businesses, too, are susceptible to the come-ons of the latest quick-fix fads, which often deliver short-term gains but fall short in the long run. Eventually they go back to their old habits and they're right back where they started. It's a vicious cycle.

The Wall Street Diet uses a diet metaphor to illustrate a complete, integrated approach to what every business must do to become a lean, healthy enterprise. Like a truly effective weight loss program, it is a plan for achieving sustained benefits--following the Wall Street Diet will add five to eight points of potential new profit to a business's bottom line.

Using the proven concept of total enterprise optimization (TEO) as a framework, the book introduces a fitness program that brings together lean techniques, advanced supply chain management, improved quality concepts, selective outsourcing, and a focus on both the top and bottom lines. The authors detail specific TEO efforts that add savings and create new values, demonstrating the synergy to be had by combining those efforts with improved consumption data and analysis and innovative partnering with allied businesses. Fundamentally, The Wall Street Diet is about changing the culture that drives the business, leading to better earnings, continued growth, and the greatest value for all stakeholders.

  • Uses a unique diet metaphor to show businesses how to change their lifestyles and become lean, efficient enterprises
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to business growth that ties together a broad spectrum of business practices into one synergistic fitness program
  • Includes checklists for senior managers and functional managers and "diet champions" so everyone can chart their progress in implementing the Wall Street Diet

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Charles Poirier



Charles C. Poirier is a partner in the CSC National Supply Chain Practice, one of the world's largest information technology and management consulting firms. An industry veteran with over forty years of experience, he has held a variety of management positions, including senior vice president of manufacturing and marketing at a Fortune 100 company. He is also an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the author of Business Partnering for Continuous Improvement, Avoiding the Pitfalls of Total Quality, and Supply Chain Optimization.

Charles C. Poirier is the recognized expert on supply chain management and is a partner in the CSC National Supply Chain Practice. He is an industry veteran with nearly forty years' experience in a variety of positions, including CEO of a $450 million company.


Visit Author Page - Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer is a partner in CSC's Electronic Commerce Practice. He has worked with some the most successful companies in the world to add value, increase marketability, and raise profitability across their business processes. He is an author and frequent speaker on the topics of demand creation, order fulfillment, and application of advanced technology.



Visit Author Page - William Houser

William F. Houser is director of productivity and quality of Tenneco, Inc. which is one of the 30 largest industrial companies in the united states. He is coauthor of Business Partnering for Continuous Improvement.

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Endorsements

"A business book with a bite! The Wall Street Diet provides the ingredients for making business changes in your enterprise while offering a coherent message about business impact and bottom line results. I recommend this book for senior executives and managers who want sustained improvement, not the fad of the month."
--Ken C. Bohlen, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Textron, Inc.

"The authors have done a great job in conveying advanced supply chain management concepts using a well-known metaphor to which all levels of management can relate. Providing management checklists along the way is the masterstroke that will guarantee flawless execution of the concepts and significant business benefit."
--Larry Lapide, PhD, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

"These authors know what business is all about and how to improve one. Their diet is right on the mark for pinpointing where a business is working or not, and how to get started on making the necessary changes. The Wall Street Diet is all about making more money and keeping customers happy."
--Mike Wells, President, King Machine

"The Wall Street Diet is a triumph in its unique ability to dissect a complex operation into its simplest elements and identify the easiest path to improvement. I can personally attest that the results of the methods mentioned in this book are both real and lasting. The expertise the authors bring into a manufacturing environment has provided the impetus for many improvements in product quality, constraint elimination, and improvements in efficiency and productivity."
--Albert R. Klopsic, Vice President, Technical Services and Sales, EKCO Products

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