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The Four Challenges of Supply Chain Transparency

July 20, 2011 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Steve New and Dana Brown In this article we examine a key business question: how much should organizations know about their extended supply base, and what should they do with this information? This question has become of urgent practical significance for firms across industry sectors, as they square up to the complex inter-connectedness of …

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A Word About Dynamic Supply Chains: Delivering value through people

July 20, 2011 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By John Gattorna The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at the heart of businesses. In this article, Dr. John Gattorna, author of Dynamic Supply Chains: delivering

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)- Outsourcing and Shared Service Programmes

July 9, 2011 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

Increasingly, value is created from successful collaboration of stakeholders connected in a network. Therefore outsourcing solutions must capture opportunities and navigate risk across these extended business networks. You might also like: Turning Societal

Jumping the S-Curve: How to Reach the Top – and Stay There

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Paul Nunes and Timothy Breene One obvious trait of high-performance companies is that they are all adept at launching new businesses — a process that we call climbing an “S-curve.” You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business

The Economic Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Sendai, Japan

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Business Process, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Ilan Noy Natural disasters potentially impact severely on economic dynamics — e.g. on production, prices, incomes, and employment — in the post-disaster period. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

The Changing of the Guard: Rules for Successful Succession Planning in Business

May 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business Process, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Al Weatherhead I remember going to work six years ago at Weatherchem, my plastic caps and closures company. Before going to my office I walked around the factory floor to say hello. John, an employee, stopped me on my rounds. You might also like: Conflict