Of saturated fats, healthy living and moderation

Written on April 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm, by ad3137

Whenever you are told not to use butter on your bread and switch over to sunflower based spread for health reasons, you will be taken aback and as expected, it will be long before you manage to make a complete change over. So say you finally come to terms with the new revelation and with a great, effort you manage to switch over to the sunflower based spread and then whoever told you that butter was not as healthy as you expected comes aback and admits to having made a mistake in the first revelation. As you would expect you begging to question their knowledge and whether they know anything about health as regards fats in the first place. Taken aback, they will tell you there is no more evidence backing the theory that sunflower oil is healthier than butter or that with butter, you are prone to be susceptible to more health problems when compared to when you take sunflower oil. Say you would have it; butter is obviously tastier than sunflower based spreads.

Like all statements regarding the consumption food and food products, there will be some controversy surrounding the theories regarding certain food types and their assertion to be healthier than others. At times, it appears like someone is distorting the facts to ensure that the opinion of the market and the consumers generally sway in their favor. The assertion above revolves around the fact that saturated fat does increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood which in turn contributes to coronary heart disease, but then saturated fats are not only found in a butter spread alone; they can also be found in biscuits, cheese and meat- especially fatty meat. The problem generally with these types of assertion is that they do not seem to want to say that the problem with the food types they have warned us not to consume is the issue of moderation.

Many food processing plants could benefit from effective inventory management techniques.  By streamlining their processes and reducing waste and overhead, they could offer healthier options and less processed foods for comparable costs to the current low cost by high sodium and fat processed foods produced.

This is a contentious issue, especially if the food we are talking about is mouthwatering. We have a tendency to over consume foods we find mouthwatering, and at the end it turns out to be our bane- that is what the health expert should be saying, but they are not. In retrospect, if you looked at the very food type, we consume you are bound to find something that contributes to ill health at one point or the other, until more results are brought about to clear the many controversies that surround food and food products, I suggest that we keep our diets as it is and focus more on moderation.

Specialty Trailers

Written on April 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm, by ad3137

Specialty trailers are trailers which are used with in conjunction with vehicles and used for various purposes. Since they are attached with a vehicle they are mobile in nature and they can are used for convenient transportation purposes. They are available in various sizes and lengths and they vary in aesthetics depending on the purposes on what they are intended to be used. Custom made can also be done in case of specialty trailers on narrating the type of the trailer that we need to the manufacture. Cost of the trailer depends on the size and the type of that trailer.

There are various types of trailers, such as pole trailers, and depending upon its size and the application of the trailer you will need to research the best trailer for the task at hand. Some of the common types of trailers will be shared in the posts ahead.

Writing a Vision Statement

Written on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by ad3137

Writing the vision statement for a project can be the most enjoyable aspect of being a business analyst. He or she may have to curb their enthusiasm during the writing process. The business analyst can become lost in great expectations when writing the vision statement.

Writing the vision statement will answer the everyday questions of who, what, when, why, and where. The stakeholder as the who will be listed as the person or company enabling the project to be completed.

In writing a vision statement the “what” is the project program. The vision statement will deliver reasoning behind why the program is being developed. It will include what the program will be able to accomplish, what uses the program will have and who the program will impact. The vision statement may include statements of interest including updates available. The key is to keep the vision statement truthful.

Vision statements include when the project or program will be completed or available for use. It will set a goal for release or implementation. Such as hiring a consult to create an inventory management and procedures manual.  The when is the time frame set by the stakeholders and development teams needs assessment. Determining the when of a vision statement can be an overwhelming task. There are always reasons why something can not be done on time. The infamous phrase is “There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it again.” To set a definitive date in a vision statement is to take a risk. This is something which should also be included. Stakeholders and end users will know the date is tentative.

The vision statement will deliver the reason why the program or project is being developed. The vision statement will allow for projected returns on the investment. The vision statement will answer why the project steps are being taken.

Where the program will be used is another key factor listed in the vision statement. The business analyst will determine where the program will best be utilized. In writing the vision statement the business analyst will reveal where project development will take place. It will also list where any outside resources will be used. Where the end user applies the program is instrumental in how the program is developed.

The vision statement is not to be confused with the mission statement of a company. The vision statement is concerning the program project and only the program project. The vision statement will deliver this information so the stakeholders know the scope of the project.

When you want to take over a small trucking company

Written on March 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm, by ad3137

There are two main ways in which you can get a foothold into the trucking business. You can start your own company from scratch and build it slowly and painfully over the years, or you can choose to buy an already established trucking business. Either route is viable and has the potential of making you extremely wealthy in the long run, so it is up to you to decide which method to choose. Each route has its own peculiar set of advantages and disadvantages, so it is not possible to state that one route is superior to the other. The following are some of the tips that you can use if you plan on getting into a trucking business that carries used bucket trucks, digger derricks, pressure diggers, and other equipment like pole trailers, and reel trailers.  And by taking over a small trucking company, instead of starting one yourself:

1)  The capital investment that will be required

You should expect to part with a tidy sum of money so as to be able to take over any truck sales and aquisitioncompany that has been operating for a long period of time. However, you should take care to limit the size of your investment into the company, as you might spend too much money on a venture that might not even work out in the end. This is why it is important to heavily scrutinize all the documents that the business has created for the time that it has been in operation. This will help you in determining a fair buyout price for the current business owner.

Also note that the asking price will include the cost of the assets that the business has accrued over the years, although many business owners will inflate the prices of these assets and try to artificially reduce the cost of the liabilities that the business has. Having a savvy accountant by your side will go a long way in avoiding some of the pitfalls that usually dog the path of a new investor.

2)  Customer base and reputation

The trucking company that you are interested in should have a good customer base and an excellent reputation with which you can continue to get more clients. It would not be in your best interests to buyout a company that does not have a good reputation of professionalism in it area. This is due to the fact that such a business would not get as many clients as a reputable business would, meaning that your profit margins would be very low or nonexistent. This would make it hard to recover your initial capital investment.