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Small Savings Reap Big Supply Chain Rewards

There's an old saying: Mind the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. Never a truer word has been spoken than when trying to cut supply chain costs. One measure that trims small costs is the use of electronic signatures, and the savings can really add up.

“There are tremendous applications for e-signatures in both direct and indirect procurement,” said Anu Gardiner, DocuSign's senior director of procurement in an interview with EBN. The company's solution has been used to sign more than 290 million documents in more than 188 countries, the company said.

Often, organizations don't realize the extent of the hidden costs associated with manually shepherding business documents through the necessary review and signature. “As consultants that help organizations quantify the value of technology, we've found enterprises slashing procurement processing costs by up to $50 per document and reducing contract turnaround by as much as 65 days with DocuSign,” Bob Foote, co-founder and managing partner at IntelliCap, a value engineering firm, said in a press release. “That's astounding ROI.”

By moving suppliers along the supply chain to the use of electronic signatures, OEMs can capture a variety of benefits, including:

  • The simplification of business processes: E-signature systems allow users to create pre-set routing and approval workflows to keep managed service agreements, requests for proposals, purchase orders, vendor agreements, and other documents moving along the approval cycle.
  • Reduction of costs: Eliminate the time and cost associated with printing, faxing, scanning, overnight, and mailing. By creating automatic routing, purchasing agents no longer need to chase down information and signatures.
  • Faster contract execution: Contract documents may be routed, signed, and returned online quickly, and users can sign and give input from any device.
  • Reduced risk and increased compliance: Automated document signature systems create an audit trail that allows organizations to prove that they are complying internal policies, signing levels and authority, and document retention. In turn, OEMs can reduce risk and liability and demonstrate that they are in compliance with industry compliance demands.

“Having these characteristics in the system speeds up the overall supply chain,” said Gardiner.

Further, being able to track the movements of business transactions enhances overall supply chain security. “Security in the supply chain is top of mind when it comes to component level tracking, even though contract manufacturers and their feeder suppliers may not be thinking about it,” Gardiner explained. “High volume OEMs will be very concerned about security in the supply chain though.”

As organizations start to adopt the use of e-signatures throughout the supply chain, they often discover use cases well beyond the originally intended scope. “All aspects of procurement, whether tactical or strategic, can benefit from this technology,” said Gardiner. “It can be used in a structured way for specific tasks or unstructured ways when something needs a signature. By thinking about the end-to-end process of documents, though, procurement organizations can achieve tremendous ROI.”

Let us know if your purchasing department is still pushing paper or has gone electronic. What's been your experience? Let's discuss in the comments.

94 comments on “Small Savings Reap Big Supply Chain Rewards

  1. Ariella
    January 13, 2014

    All that paper and the trail it builds up with printing, mailing, and document filing take up a lot of time and money. But some people are ridiculously old-school about these things. I volunteer for a nonprofit organization that wanted to snail mail receipts for all donations made at a fundraiser. A nice idea, in theory, but with postage costs, not exactly economical, particularly with donations as low as $5. Also we ran out of stationery with more letters to do. I've asked the director repeatedly if I can just go ahead and print out the remaining letters on regular paper, but have yet to get an answer. If we had just set up an emailed receipt system (and many charities do that) everyone would have had their receipts instantly at no cost for stationery, printing, and postage for the organization. 

  2. Daniel
    January 14, 2014

    “Often, organizations don't realize the extent of the hidden costs associated with manually shepherding business documents through the necessary review and signature. “As consultants that help organizations quantify the value of technology, we've found enterprises slashing procurement processing costs by up to $50 per document and reducing contract turnaround by as much as 65 days with DocuSign,”

    Hailey, the issue is with its legal status. In most of the countries, such e-signs won't accept for legal proceedings; if something happen in wrong direction. We tried to implement the same through adobe doc sign system; but got legal advice that our countries judiciary systems won't accept such signature as proof.

  3. Daniel
    January 14, 2014

    “All that paper and the trail it builds up with printing, mailing, and document filing take up a lot of time and money. But some people are ridiculously old-school about these things. I volunteer for a nonprofit organization that wanted to snail mail receipts for all donations made at a fundraiser. A nice idea, in theory, but with postage costs, not exactly economical, particularly with donations as low as $5.”

    Ariella, there is no doubt that e sign can reduce the time and cost considerably. Since there is no printing Its ecco friendly too. but when it comes legally; certain judiciary systems can questions its validity like trading with bit coins.

  4. Ariella
    January 15, 2014

    @Jacob As I printed out the letters for the tax-deductible receipts myself, I can assure you there's no magic seal or identifiable watermark in the paper I used. In fact, most places send pre-printed slips with the essential information that identifies the organization as a recognized nonprofit with the number, etc., and just fill in the names and amounts. You only need this information for your records, as most of the time you will not be asked to show the receipt for proof for your tax deductions unless you get audited — even then a check record may suffice. 

    As for bitcoins, if you mean in terms of tax deductible receipts, that's something I've wondered about. I even asked someoe at a nonprofit that accepts bitcoin about the tax receipts. 

  5. Ariella
    January 15, 2014

    @Jacob As I printed out the letters for the tax-deductible receipts myself, I can assure you there's no magic seal or identifiable watermark in the paper I used. In fact, most places send pre-printed slips with the essential information that identifies the organization as a recognized nonprofit with the number, etc., and just fill in the names and amounts. You only need this information for your records, as most of the time you will not be asked to show the receipt for proof for your tax deductions unless you get audited — even then a check record may suffice. 

    As for bitcoins, if you mean in terms of tax deductible receipts, that's something I've wondered about. I even asked someoe at a nonprofit that accepts bitcoin about the tax receipts. 

  6. Ashu001
    January 15, 2014

    Ariella,

    This is just my personal observation regarding Bitcoins but I feel that become they are just starting to Gain traction today(not yet gained the neccesary amount of Market Moving ability);the IRS is preferred to Ignore it temporarily.

    Once You see the Pay in Bitcoin Billboards all over the Country;that's when the IRS will start to get in on the action.

    As far as the IRS is concerned they seem to make it a sport of Harassing Honest Taxpayers.Especially those that they “Feel ” are not paying up.

    More Here

    http://www.sovereignman.com/tax/check-out-the-irss-stunning-admission-of-its-own-mafia-tactics-13381/

    Regards

    Ashish.

  7. Ariella
    January 15, 2014

    @Ashish the issue gets complicated because of the huge fluctuations in value for the digital currency. So when a nonprofit would issue a receipt for a donation in bitcoin, what would the tax deduction be worth? Is it the dollar amount the donor paid for the bitcoin, what they were worth on the day of the donation, or what they worth when the nonprofit spent or converted them? I've noticed that some places say they will accept the bitcoin donations but not issue the deductions for them. the fluctuating values also present a problem to retailers who are committed to accepting bitcoing payment but have to offer a policy on returns. I shared an article today on what Overstock intends to do: issue store credit for the amount the bitcoin was worth at the time of initial purchase.

  8. Ashu001
    January 15, 2014

    Ariella,

    Good points!

    However,I feel it has more to do with Lack of Traction in the Market-place.Once we have this Traction automatically all the Regulatory,etc hurdles will fall in place.

    When It comes to Donations to Non-Profits;How do they handle Euro/Yen/Pound/Franc Donations?

    After all these Currencies also fluctuate in Value vs the US Dollar on a Daily basis.

    In fact the fluctuations can at times be very violent!

    A Similar Regulatory Mechanism will be eventually adapted towards Bitcoins as well.

     

  9. Ariella
    January 15, 2014

    @tech4people It is an issue that any global organization should have to address — working with multiple currencies that are not static in value. And you're absolutely right that a strategy will have to be worked out for digital currency, as well.

  10. Daniel
    January 15, 2014

    “As I printed out the letters for the tax-deductible receipts myself, I can assure you there's no magic seal or identifiable watermark in the paper I used. In fact, most places send pre-printed slips with the essential information that identifies the organization as a recognized nonprofit with the number, etc., and just fill in the names and amounts. You only need this information for your records,”

    Ariella, I can understand the need for it and it's ok for recordicall purpose. As long as there is no dispute, it will work fine.

  11. Daniel
    January 15, 2014

    “As for bitcoins, if you mean in terms of tax deductible receipts, that's something I've wondered about. I even asked someoe at a nonprofit that accepts bitcoin about the tax receipts. “

    Ariella, any form of trading with Bitcoin is banned in most of the Asia Pacific countries. Recently RBI (Reserve Bank of India) warned the citizens about trading with Bitcoin and there is no legal status for such trade. I mean we cannot question such things through judiciary.

  12. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    January 16, 2014

    @ariella, you make a good point. People are often a bigger hold up than lack of technology and changing the corporate mindset can be hard. Often this kind of thing is fear based. People have an idea in their heads that e-signatures are less secure or hard to do. I worked at a very large company and the accounting department refused to allow e-signatures on contracts–everyone had to print out the doc, sign in, scan in and send it in. It took so much of everyone's time!

  13. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    January 16, 2014

    @Jacob, do you think there's a way to shift the judiciary/legality of the e-signatures? Maybe a grassroots effort would help.

  14. Daniel
    January 16, 2014

    “do you think there's a way to shift the judiciary/legality of the e-signatures? Maybe a grassroots effort would help.”

    Hailey, my answer is yes. Most of the judicial systems won't accept even emails as proof in case of dispute. So in this e-age era such things have to be incorporated or accounted for clarity.

  15. Daniel
    January 16, 2014

    “I worked at a very large company and the accounting department refused to allow e-signatures on contracts–everyone had to print out the doc, sign in, scan in and send it in. It took so much of everyone's time!”

    Hailey, I think not because of fear; they know well that their local governing system won't support such formats. If a local governing body or state issues a validity for such e-signs, obliviously people may start to use it for official purposes.

  16. Ashu001
    January 17, 2014

    Ariella,

    Yes you have figured what I wanted to say Precisely!

    The moment you decide that Bitcoins is just another Currency as against the way the Sceptics in Government portray it currently everything falls into place straightaway!

    Regards

    Ashish.

  17. Ashu001
    January 17, 2014

    Jacob,

    Do you want Facebook and Twitter access as well?

    Looking at the Level of the Manipulation that can be done here with User Accounts,etc I don't think this is the right way to about it.

     

  18. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    January 17, 2014

    @Jacob, the judicial system needs to catch up. SO much of business communication is electronic nowdays that to disregard that trend is simply foolhardy.

  19. Daniel
    January 19, 2014

    “Do you want Facebook and Twitter access as well? Looking at the Level of the Manipulation that can be done here with User Accounts,etc I don't think this is the right way to about it.”

    Ashish, may not require. Atleast Email and computer generated documents without seal and signature.

  20. Daniel
    January 19, 2014

    “the judicial system needs to catch up. SO much of business communication is electronic nowdays that to disregard that trend is simply foolhardy.”

    Hailey, they have to update the systems in accordance with technology or present age. In most of the countries, judicial systems are still working based on old manual technologies and proof collection.

  21. Ashu001
    January 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    Even that is Troublesome currently.

    Have you seen how easy it was for Komodo's Digital Signatures to be Hacked into and controlled by Botnets located far away from the Source of the infection?

    That's just the Beggining when one thinks of it.

    That's the primary reason why we need to be cautious pushing these things further.

     

  22. Ashu001
    January 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    Yes that is true.

    But the steps that need to be taken are no doubt something which has to be handled with a Great Deal of Caution and Deliberation.

    It can't & should'nt move at the speed of Technology.

    That would be beyond foolhardy currently.

  23. Daniel
    January 20, 2014

    “ven that is Troublesome currently. Have you seen how easy it was for Komodo's Digital Signatures to be Hacked into and controlled by Botnets located far away from the Source of the infection? That's just the Beggining when one thinks of it. That's the primary reason why we need to be cautious pushing these things further.”

    Asish, that's the reason such electronic documents or signatures are not valid for judicial proceedings.

  24. Daniel
    January 20, 2014

    “But the steps that need to be taken are no doubt something which has to be handled with a Great Deal of Caution and Deliberation.  It can't & should'nt move at the speed of Technology. That would be beyond foolhardy currently.”

    Asish, now a day's we are depending more on electronic documents, emails or even telephone for communication. But in case of any dispute judicial system won't consider any documents in similar format as evidence. In such cases, its more or less like a helpless situation

  25. Ashu001
    January 21, 2014

    Jacob,

    My points Precisely.

    Which is why Cautious Deliberation is the order of the day here.

    Anything else would be chaotic and more likely than not cause Anarchy.

     

  26. Ashu001
    January 21, 2014

    Jacob,

    Law is changing slowly but Surely to take advantage of these issues we just need to help it all by constantly putting pressure on our Representatives in Congress to get the job done.

    The Less they depend on Lobbyists the better.

  27. Daniel
    January 21, 2014

    “Which is why Cautious Deliberation is the order of the day here. Anything else would be chaotic and more likely than not cause Anarchy.”

    Asish, am not getting what you meant by this.

  28. Daniel
    January 21, 2014

    “Law is changing slowly but Surely to take advantage of these issues we just need to help it all by constantly putting pressure on our Representatives in Congress to get the job done. The Less they depend on Lobbyists the better.”

    Asish, hope for the best.

  29. Ashu001
    January 22, 2014

    Jacob,

    Basically we need to take things slowly-Slowly and incrementally .

    Trying to do too much too soon is  a recipe for Disaster in the Legal Space.

     

     

  30. Ashu001
    January 22, 2014

    Jacob,

    Yes that's my belief too.

    I am quite confident it will be happen in this way only.

     

  31. Daniel
    January 22, 2014

    “Basically we need to take things slowly-Slowly and incrementally . Trying to do too much too soon is  a recipe for Disaster in the Legal Space.”

    Asish, the real issue is those who are responsible to take the matter in lime lights are sleeping over it.

  32. Daniel
    January 22, 2014

    “Yes that's my belief too. I am quite confident it will be happen in this way only.”

    Asish, hope for the best, that's the only thing we can do.

  33. Ashu001
    January 31, 2014

    JAcob,

    Yes,Hope for the Best and Keep working honestly and Humbly towards the Greater Goal in your Career and Life.

    That's the only way to make things right eventually.

    Hard work always does pay off in the End.

  34. Ashu001
    January 31, 2014

    Jacob,

    If you are talking about the Decision-makers involved here then Yes;You are absolutely Right.

    They have very much taken their Foot off the Pedal(especially The Regulators involved in most Industries) and refuse to pay attention to how bad the situation has gotten till its Disaster time.

    Sad but True.

  35. Daniel
    February 2, 2014

    “Yes,Hope for the Best and Keep working honestly and Humbly towards the Greater Goal in your Career and Life. That's the only way to make things right eventually. Hard work always does pay off in the End.”

    Ashish, but such types of peoples are very less in community/industry. Hardly less than 10%

  36. Daniel
    February 2, 2014

    “They have very much taken their Foot off the Pedal(especially The Regulators involved in most Industries) and refuse to pay attention to how bad the situation has gotten till its Disaster time. Sad but True.”

    Ashish, somebody have to pull /push them from sleeping stage. Who will put bell on cat is the main concern.

  37. Ashu001
    February 10, 2014

    Jacob,

    You will be surprised how many people still believe in this philosophy today.

    If it is'nt very high the major reason for that is that most of our Governments and Companies have fallen victim to Cronyism of the worst kind.

    Sad but true state of Affairs.

     

  38. Ashu001
    February 10, 2014

    Jacob,

    For that to happen you need to rid them of Various Conflicts of Interests today.

    That,and also the fact that most Regulators are under-paid and over-worked vs The Big Banks that makes you realize the extent how much/hard they need to work to make things happen today.

    The Government has to step up to the Table bigtime today.

    Unless people wake up it won't happen.

  39. Daniel
    February 10, 2014

    “You will be surprised how many people still believe in this philosophy today.  If it is'nt very high the major reason for that is that most of our Governments and Companies have fallen victim to Cronyism of the worst kind. Sad but true state of Affairs.”

    Asish, what can we do corruption is in everywhere and hence those who are of trustworthy pulling their hands from everywhere.

  40. Daniel
    February 10, 2014

    “For that to happen you need to rid them of Various Conflicts of Interests today.  That,and also the fact that most Regulators are under-paid and over-worked vs The Big Banks that makes you realize the extent how much/hard they need to work to make things happen today. The Government has to step up to the Table bigtime today. Unless people wake up it won't happen.”

    Asish, those who act like sleeping won't be able to wake up because they are doing it intentionally. The only option is link performance with wages/salary.

  41. Ashu001
    February 11, 2014

    Jacob,

    Its very interesting of you to mentioned about “Corruption Being Everywhere”;I was just reading these Two very Interesting Articles on the State of Corruption in Europe on the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26014387

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101400762

    And I was left more than Dazed…

    If a So-called Developed Economy[The EU] can be so insanely corrupt;what hope is there for Developing countries in Asia and Africa?

    The Trustworthy folks have no choice but to suck it up and get into the Mud while Sticking to their ethics or else Start cleaning the Dirt out.

    Sad situation for sure.

    The Saddest part of the Whole affair is that its ultimately the Taxpayer who pays for all these excesses in the form of Corruption.

    A Good Reason why you need Less Government and More Private Sector across Economies today .

     

  42. Ashu001
    February 11, 2014

    Jacob,

    You need a significant degree of Checks and Balances involved here.

    No doubt about that.

  43. ahdand
    February 12, 2014

    @tech4people: Do you mean to say the allocations should be high for this ? 

  44. Ashu001
    February 12, 2014

    Nimantha,

    I am sorry but You are not being clear here.

    Please clarify what exactly do you mean.

    Are you trying to say that Businesses should Allocate more funds to account for this Cost[Corruption]?

    If yes,It depends.

    If you are a small and Hungry Startup just getting ready to break into a New Territory then Yes.

    On the other hand,if you are an already established Business operating in an Environment you are already familiar with then it probably makes more sense to Lobby with the Powers that be in the System to expose this Corruption related Costs.

     

  45. Daniel
    February 13, 2014

    “You need a significant degree of Checks and Balances involved here. No doubt about that.”

    Asish, what you meant by this? The only think is link salary with performance and monitor it regularly.

  46. Daniel
    February 13, 2014

    Asish, thanks for the links. The real fact is corrupted peoples get tempt and force uncorrupted peoples to do favors.

  47. Ashu001
    February 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    That is definitely one good way do solve this critical issue.

    The other is having Feedback involved in the whole process especially Peer-Peer and Real-time feedback.

  48. Ashu001
    February 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    Once again you just have to be strong and disciplined here .

    Just because everyone around you is corrupt does'nt mean you indulge in the same Nonsense going ahead.

     

  49. Daniel
    February 20, 2014

    “Once again you just have to be strong and disciplined here .Just because everyone around you is corrupt does'nt mean you indulge in the same Nonsense going ahead.”

    Asish, self discipline is more important. Whatever may be the temptation, be straight and do the correct thing without any influence or temptation.

  50. Daniel
    February 20, 2014

    “That is definitely one good way do solve this critical issue. The other is having Feedback involved in the whole process especially Peer-Peer and Real-time feedback.”

    Asish, it seems that many times feedbacks are always satisfactory due to influence and peer to peer feedbacks are just complimenting each other.

  51. Ashu001
    February 22, 2014

    Jacob,

    I can't tell you how Good it feelsto know that I am not the Only person around who feels this way about Corruption.

    Thank You so much for keeping my faith in the Goodness of Human Beings alive!

  52. Ashu001
    February 22, 2014

    Jacob,

    Very true.

    It works in most situations.

    The only situation where I feel it can't work effectively when everyone around you is Corrupt or Lethargic.

     

  53. Daniel
    March 2, 2014

    “I can't tell you how Good it feels to know that I am not the Only person around who feels this way about Corruption. Thank You so much for keeping my faith in the Goodness of Human Beings alive!”

    Thanks Ashish and please continue your fight against corruption.

  54. Daniel
    March 2, 2014

    “Very true.  It works in most situations. The only situation where I feel it can't work effectively when everyone around you is Corrupt or Lethargic.”

    Whatever the situation, keeping your identity is important.

  55. Ashu001
    March 11, 2014

    Jacob,

    Its not always that easy.

    Especially when you have a Family to support and you have to put Food on the Table.

    That's when your character really-really gets tested.

  56. Ashu001
    March 11, 2014

    Jacob,

    We all have to do our Little Bit every single day.

    There's no other way to change things around us.

    Change has to come from Bottom-Up and Not Top to Bottom(which is just not sustainable especially in a complex world we all live in today).

     

  57. Daniel
    March 17, 2014

    “We all have to do our Little Bit every single day. There's no other way to change things around us. Change has to come from Bottom-Up and Not Top to Bottom(which is just not sustainable especially in a complex world we all live in today).”

    Asish, what we are contributing is important than waiting for others to get it done.

  58. Daniel
    March 17, 2014

    “Its not always that easy. Especially when you have a Family to support and you have to put Food on the Table. That's when your character really-really gets tested.”

    Asish, life is an adjustment, especially if you have a family.

  59. Ashu001
    March 17, 2014

    Jacob,

    Yes true.

    The age of relying on others to get things done is coming to a close.

    If you want to get anything done properly to your full satisfaction;you have to do it yourself.

     

  60. Ashu001
    March 17, 2014

    Jacob,

    What if your kids Don't want to? Or are unable to adjust?

    What happens then?

    Its not as easy as it sounds.

    We as Adults can adjust and make changes to our lifestyle if things demand it;But with Kids its much-much more harder.

     

  61. Daniel
    March 18, 2014

    “The age of relying on others to get things done is coming to a close. If you want to get anything done properly to your full satisfaction;you have to do it yourself.”

    You are right Ashish, no doubt for that.

  62. Daniel
    March 18, 2014

    “What if your kids Don't want to? Or are unable to adjust? What happens then? Its not as easy as it sounds. We as Adults can adjust and make changes to our lifestyle if things demand it; But with Kids its much-much more harder.”

    Asish, in such situation we have to adjust for them.

  63. Ashu001
    March 18, 2014

    Jacob,

    That's so much tougher said than done.

    Kids almost never understand or appreciate Stuff like Inflation/Recession/Job Cuts,etc.

    LOL!

    When they want something they just want it.

    As simple as that.

  64. Ashu001
    March 18, 2014

    Jacob,

    Only issue is that this tends to slow down Decision-making repeatedly.

    Also,people tend to concentrate things down too much in their own hands whenever that Decision-maker is incapicated due to any reason whatsoever everything just simply shuts down.

    People won't handover decision-making to a Good/competent Second in Command.

    That's the Big issue at hand.

  65. Daniel
    March 20, 2014

    “Only issue is that this tends to slow down Decision-making repeatedly. Also, people tend to concentrate things down too much in their own hands whenever that Decision-maker is incapicated due to any reason whatsoever everything just simply shuts down. People won't handover decision-making to a Good/competent Second in Command. that's the Big issue at hand.”

    Asish, based on priority. Something can be slow down but always not possible.

  66. Daniel
    March 20, 2014

    “That's so much tougher said than done. Kids almost never understand or appreciate Stuff like Inflation/Recession/Job Cuts,etc. LOL! When they want something they just want it. As simple as that.”

    Asish, that's why they are calling as kids and all are kids play. They want to meet their demands irrespective of any situation.

  67. Ashu001
    March 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    While you have explained the problem quite Succintly to me;You have'nt quite told me how to Solve the situation at hand!

    LOL!!!

    Kids are just amazing!

    Just that they sometimes get on your Nerves ,especially when you are stressed out the most…

     

  68. Ashu001
    March 20, 2014

    Jacob,

    Again the situation arises here as to who exactly Decides the Priority (of what gets fixed when)?

    Is it the Same CEO/Owner/Founder who controls most of the Decision-making in the Enterprise?

    If Yes,Then Believe me When I say this -Things are very,very complicated in that kind of a One-Man Show world.

    In fact,sometimes you just don't want to be part of such a company/World.

    Believe me,Its because I have been there quite often previously.

     

  69. Daniel
    March 21, 2014

    “While you have explained the problem quite Succintly to me; You have'nt quite told me how to Solve the situation at hand!”

    Asish, for kids we have to meet their demands. No other options because they won't be able to understand the situations.

  70. Daniel
    March 21, 2014

    “Again the situation arises here as to who exactly Decides the Priority (of what gets fixed when)? Is it the Same CEO/Owner/Founder who controls most of the Decision-making in the Enterprise? If Yes,Then Believe me When I say this -Things are very,very complicated in that kind of a One-Man Show world”

    Asish, in unorganized companies, final decisions are from a single person. Unless and otherwise, it's a trust or having governing bodies, decisions are from single person.

  71. Ashu001
    March 31, 2014

    Jacob,

    And here I was wondering whether you have discovered some New and Revolutionary Way to Solve this Whole Pressing Issue at hand!

    LOL!!

    Kids will continue to be Kids Always!

     

  72. Ashu001
    March 31, 2014

    Jacob,

    That is usually the case in SMBs.

    Its a One-Man Show at the Top who takes all the Key Decisions.

    The Company Lives and Dies by his Words here.

     

  73. Daniel
    April 3, 2014

    “And here I was wondering whether you have discovered some New and Revolutionary Way to Solve this Whole Pressing Issue at hand! LOL!!  Kids will continue to be Kids Always!”

    Ashish, no other ways than listen and caring them because kids always kids and they won't mind anything other than their needs.

  74. Daniel
    April 3, 2014

    “That is usually the case in SMBs. Its a One-Man Show at the Top who takes all the Key Decisions. The Company Lives and Dies by his Words here.”

    Ashish, I meant exactly the same thing.

  75. Ashu001
    April 3, 2014

    Jacob,

    Yes Kids are just awesome to be around.

    You have to handle them when they are Good and also when they are bad.

    LOL!!

  76. Ashu001
    April 3, 2014

    Jacob,

    Its good to see we are Both on the Same Page here.

    SMBs have many strengths but just feel this One-Man Show business is'nt one of them.

     

  77. Susan Fourtané
    April 4, 2014

    Ashish, 

    “You have to handle them when they are Good and also when they are bad.”

    Don't forget that if they are good, or bad is the sole result and responsibility of their parents. Kids have no idea of good and bad. They have to be taught.

    As discussed so many times with you, not everyone is capable of being a good parent. This will reflect in the upbringing of the kids. Don't blame the kids, blame the parents for being bad parents. Not everyone should have kids either.

    The ones who want to be parents should go to parent school as you go to university when you want to become this or that. What makes people think they can create a life form irresponsibly, without knowledge of what to do with the creature?

    -Susan

  78. Daniel
    April 9, 2014

    “Its good to see we are Both on the Same Page here. SMBs have many strengths but just feel this One-Man Show business is'nt one of them.”

    Asish, you are right. It can be a family business too

  79. Daniel
    April 9, 2014

    “Yes Kids are just awesome to be around. You have to handle them when they are Good and also when they are bad.  LOL!!”

    Asish, no other options because they are always kinds in our blood.

  80. Ashu001
    April 28, 2014

    Susan,

    LOL!

    This is a topic which has no end…

    Parenting and Kids.

    We can go on and on and on forever!

    I just wish it was as easy to have Kids and Manage them today as it was 30-40 years back.

     

  81. Ashu001
    April 28, 2014

    Jacob,

    Yes,Kids are one of the reasons why we are around here are'nt we?

    For a lot of folks it gives reason to their lives.

     

  82. Ashu001
    April 28, 2014

    Jacob,

    Depends who is it who is running the show in a Family Business.

    Else that can become a One-Man Show also.

     

  83. Susan Fourtané
    April 28, 2014

    Ashish, 

    Indeed. 😀 One of the funniest thing is that on top of being a topic that has no end we do it all over. The other funny thing is that none of us is a practising parent because as responsible parents that we are none of us has attended parenting school. Therefore, we can't take the responsibility. However, I might be writing a book about the topic, so future parents can start studying toward their parenting degree before getting into the practice. 😀 

    “I just wish it was as easy to have Kids and Manage them today as it was 30-40 years back.”

    It was not. It seems to you it was, but if it would have been that way the world wouldn't have so much troubled people today. That's why parenting school should be something important to have.  

    -Susan

  84. Ashu001
    April 29, 2014

    Susan,

    Please don't forget to send me a Copy of your Book once its published.

    I am sure,I will learn a lot!

    After all,Parenting is a never-ending experience!

    One factor that one can't deny today us that parenting has definitely gotten to be a more expensive Process today[Education,Food,Electronics,etc] compared to what it was 30-40 years back.

    That has definitely made more people question the value of having more than Kid today.

     

  85. Susan Fourtané
    May 1, 2014

    Ashish, 

    Sure. I'll send you a copy. 😀 

    Parents 40 years ago had to buy the same, didn't they? Maybe less electronics. Education is cheaper today, isn't it? 

    -Susan 

  86. Ashu001
    May 4, 2014

    Susan,

    Sure! I wait with bated for your Best-Seller!

    LOL!

    I am sure it will be a great read.

     

  87. Daniel
    May 6, 2014

    “Yes,Kids are one of the reasons why we are around here are'nt we? For a lot of folks it gives reason to their lives.”

    Asish, No comments. Unfortunately, I have No kids.

  88. Daniel
    May 6, 2014

    “Depends who is it who is running the show in a Family Business. Else that can become a One-Man Show also.”

    Asish, most of the family business are one man show

  89. Ashu001
    May 7, 2014

    Jacob,

    Have to concur Wholeheartedly with your assertion here.

     

  90. Ashu001
    May 7, 2014

    Jacob,

    Don't worry;Someday in the future  you will have kids;that's when you realize the Magic of Being a parent.

    Its a most wonderful feeling;Be Assured!

     

  91. Daniel
    May 12, 2014

    “Don't worry;Someday in the future  you will have kids;that's when you realize the Magic of Being a parent. Its a most wonderful feeling;Be Assured!”

    Asish, thanks and waiting for that dream.

  92. Daniel
    May 12, 2014

    “Have to concur Wholeheartedly with your assertion here.”

    Thanks Asish

  93. Ashu001
    May 31, 2014

    Jacob,

    Just don't wait too Long(Or the Kids will always Out-run you).

    LOL!!!

    All the Best for the Future!

  94. Daniel
    June 5, 2014

    “Just don't wait too Long (Or the Kids will always Out-run you).

    LOL!!! All the Best for the Future!”

    Asish, thanks for the advice.

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