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t +l T R A N S P O RTAT I O N & LO G I S T I C S Perfect Working Order TRIAD SYSTEMS SAYS ITS THREE-SIDED, INTEGRATED APPROACH TO CONSULTING HAS BEEN THE DRIVER FOR ALL ITS SUCCESS. >TRIAD SYSTEMS // Triad Systems helps businesses improve their operations with a client-driven approach. BY C H R I S P E T E R S E N their three-fold approach are what make that possible and what set it apart from other consulting firms that merely advise and then walk away. “We’re very much an ‘executing excellence’ kind of firm,” President David Kane says. Triad Systems’ clients have included such multinational firms as AstraZeneca, Alcoa, British Petroleum, DuPont, TD Williamson, Borealis and the United States Veterans Administration. No matter the size of the client it serves, Triad Systems uses its expertise to help drive change inside the company by cooperating with its people, rather than dictating changes from outside. The keys to this process, Kane explains, are (1) a change management framework that blends a portfolio of hard tools with leading practice change management approaches and (2) the company’s triad approach. It’s a With its myriad moving parts all working together to achieve a common goal, a business is like a machine. And, like a machine, a business can be optimized to improve performance. Triad Systems provides the machines of business with the lubrication they need to keep them running at peak performance, and the company’s principals say their integration of hard and soft methods and 128 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2011 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Winter 2011

Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Management Playbook
Taking Action
Branding Concerns
La Curacao
Prosper Inc.
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
Mona Pearl
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
ABI Ltd.
CHIRON America
Lucerne Foods
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
Hozishaki America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Lavi Industries
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
Val-Fab Inc.
History vs. Reality
Grupo Roble
Sabal Homes
Grupo Marhnos
Novak Construction
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
CMH Architects
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Roger Electric
Supply Chain
Triad Systems
Schildwachter Oil
Star Transport
Canadian Focus
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Northgate Industries
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
Leeds Transit
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Build Toronto
Handling Specialty
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.

Management Today - Winter 2011