Mel Braverman

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Mel Braverman
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CDS Consulting Co-op

Mel Braverman is a member of CDS Consulting Co-op, specializing in operational and financial improvement.

Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

In the back of our minds we knew that [insert name of competitor here] was coming.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

Almost every cooperative retail grocery is feeling increased competition in its community.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

"Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity.

160 May - June - 2012 June 4, 2012

In my work with department managers,

151 November - December 2010 December 8, 2010
142 May - June - 2009 May 20, 2009

A PDF of this article can be found below.

137 July - August - 2008 January 19, 2009

Many cooperatives struggle to find appropriate operational benchmarks and to set challenging yet attainable goals.

126 September - October - 2006 November 29, 2006

The small community of Barneveld, Wisconsin (population 1,100), opened its grocery cooperative, Harvest Market Cooperative, on July 10, 2004 and had its grand opening on July 24.

114 September - October - 2004 October 27, 2004

The Common Cooperative Financial Statements (CoCoFiSt) data sharing program has evolved over several years into widely used, multi-functional benchmarking, budgeting, and operational improvement to

112 May - June - 2004 May 27, 2004

 

 

038 January - February - 1992 January 9, 2004

Who would choose to work for an organization that does not hold the general manager accountable?

085 November - December - 1999 January 8, 2004

Editor's note: A new wave of acronyms has been spawned in the past three years by a data sharing program for co-op managers, CoCoFiSt: Common Cooperative Financial Statements, an innovative pro

094 May - June - 2001 January 7, 2004

Operational Improvement and You

104 January - February - 2003 January 7, 2004