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Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid

January 21, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Thomas Klueter When properly implemented, design thinking can result in higher success rate for innovation. However, one of our studies states that 63% of those involved in innovation processes said design thinking initiatives had not advanced. What mistakes should be avoided to be part of the effective one third?   You …

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The Five Essential Pillars of Multidisciplinary Process/Service Design

January 20, 2019 • OPERATION, Business Process, Design ThinkingComments (0)

By Lilla Asir Transforming the internal structures of companies by integrating design assets has been seen by many multinational corporations as a challenging process. Crafting services whether targeting external markets or in order to reformulate long-term

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution Requires More Supply Chain CEOs

November 19, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Business Process, Industry 4.0, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Wolfgang Lehmacher CEOs need to transform businesses – an imperative which is increasingly relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Apparently, as the supply chain stretches across the entire business operation, the flow and transformation of

A Partnership for Driving the Future of Business Transformation

November 14, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Business Process, Future of Business, TransformationComments (0)

A glimpse of Oliver Wight EAME’s alliance with Ernst & Young LLP   As the supply chain becomes more complex, there is a growing need for businesses of all kinds to have superior knowledge on how they would cope with current complexity levels.

Enhancing value through customer centric supply chain

September 20, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Artificial Intelligence, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Supply Chain, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

An exclusive interview with Allan Dow, President, Logility In today’s fast-changing marketplace, Allan Dow, President of Logility, knows all too well that a customer centric approach to any business is the only holy grail to success. In this interview, he

Leading Effective Insights & Brand Strategy in a Digital World: The 4S Data Framework

July 4, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By David Dubois and Gilles Haumont With the wave of increasing digital footprints in today’s technology-driven business landscape, more and more brands are stepping up their efforts in terms of harnessing data and extracting value from it. This article

Mining Actionable Information with Smart Capture: INTERVIEW WITH ENNO LUECKEL, EPHESOFT

June 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

Companies collect tons of data nowadays, but most of them do not yet profit from that treasure. The situation can be compared to the peak of the California Gold Rush: all of the easily accessible gold had been recovered already and mining the rest had become

Amazon, Just a Click Away from Luxury

May 29, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Luxury Strategy, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (0)

What are the Implications for Selective Distribution? By Xavier Derville and Jean-Noël Kapferer Has the strategy of selective distribution, on which luxury brands depend for survival, evolved in the modern distribution world?  Combining their expertise

Five Leadership Lessons that will Help you Boost Productivity

May 29, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Deborah Sherry Today, businesses are presented with a plethora of opportunities arising from digital transformation. However, not all business leaders know how they can turn such opportunities into tangible value for their organisation. The lingering

Designing Results-Oriented Leadership Development Programmes

May 17, 2018 • MBA & Executive Education, Design Thinking, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Camelia Ilie, Guillermo Cardoza and Schon Beechler In business, one would typically not make a large investment without an idea of how to gauge its results. This does not happen with leadership development programmes (LDPs), which lack the typical business