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What Could Be a Hidden Key for a Successful Merger and Acquisition Project?

November 18, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Mark Goyens and David De Cremer The way we engage, communicate and deal with people involved in each phase of a merger and acquisition project is key to positive business results. This article discusses five crucial factors that will determine if your M&A will succeed, or fail.   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical …

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Swarm Economics: How 3D Manufacturing Will Change the Shape of the Global Economy

September 19, 2014 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (1)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse The collaborative economy and commons are challenging the way

Better Be a Baller: The Coming Talent Gap May be the Opposite of What Many Fear

September 18, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, People Management, Social Impact, Surdak on Technology, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak The concept of Big Data has rapidly emerged as web and telecoms-based networking has expanded on a global scale. Christopher Surdak explores how this could affect the job market in terms of the population’s talent, skill and expertise,

Are Leaders Fair? On the Need to Understand Fairness Management in Organisations

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. De Cremer, G. Houwelingen, C. Ilse, H. Niek, L. Brebels, M. Van Dijke & A. Van Hiel It is human nature to want to be treated fairly, and nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. Leaders need to effectively manage the perceived fairness of

The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (2)

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide to manage data. In this article, Bursa explores the difficulties and issues with companies exclusively relying

Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

May 22, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information. So what is the solution? Karin Bursa, Vice President at Logility, discusses the value of

Achieving Demand Planning Excellence

January 20, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (3)

By Karin L. Bursa Demand planning excellence is the foundation for any successful business. Below, Karin Bursa argues that the demand plan is essential for ensuring all parties in your supply chain have confidence in the numbers and are working towards a

Putting Supply Chain Performance at Your Fingertips

November 7, 2013 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Leveraging supply chain analytics to boost corporate performance Is your company run on intuition? Or do you have a set of metrics that help steer you in the right direction and anticipate curves and bumps in the road ahead? Chances are the

6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

August 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Finance & Economics, Business Process, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies must factor in the global nature of their business when thinking about reducing

Competitive Advantage Rewired

August 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (0)

By Adrian T H Kuah, Mark Esposito & Terence Tse Is competitive advantage still an applicable concept so many years after its introduction? Our research demonstrates that competitive advantage remains relevant, and that it is the primary driver of firm and