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Segmenting for Success – From Value Chain Theory to Everyday Execution

March 22, 2012 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Sean Culey Theory has little value unless it can be successfully translated into everyday execution. You might also like: The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry Innovation Strategy Improving Digital Innovation in Large Enterprise: Strengthening e-Leadership at C-level Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

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A Total Solution for Outsize and Heavyweight Air Cargo

January 23, 2012 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (0)

Russia airlines dominate this highly specialist market, providing a solution for 75% of all such air movements and have done so since the first Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ commercial flight took to the skies in 1990.   You might also like: 21st Century

Full Electronic Data Integration: How a review of Business-to-Business transactions processes can help save businesses up to 65 Euros per procurement

January 23, 2012 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Steve Hill In his 2010 study into business-to-business payment processes, Alessandro Perego said that electronic invoicing was a “competitiveness lever.” You might also like: 21st Century Leaders: Driving Success Amid Intense Disruption Mining

Quality for ALL: The Power Of LEO

January 23, 2012 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Subir Chowdhury The “New” Face of Quality
At a time when we have, more than ever, an abundance of impressive management tools to help us ratchet up performance, many businesses have made only marginal gains. Companies have invested huge quantities of

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part II

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Sean Culey It is easy to look good in a boom.
It is a lesson that the executives at Chaos Corp have learnt the hard way.   You might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early The Future of Gender Equality, from School to

Which Companies Benefit Most from UN Global Compact Membership?

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Jette Steen Knudsen In this article I examine a key business question: which kinds of companies are most likely to benefit from joining international corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and how should they proceed? You might also like:

Making Best Practices Stick

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Adrian Done, Chris Voss and Niels Gorm Rytter Several key factors influence the short-term success and long-term sustainability of best practice interventions. Management of these factors is critical to instilling a culture of capability development –

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part I

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Sean Culey In the last edition of The European Business Review, my article called ‘The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness’ was published, in which I identified seven key elements of a business that need to be aligned and integrated in order

Developing a Breakthrough Service Model for Profitable Growth

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Philip G. Moscosoand Alejandro Lago Stronger competition and more demanding customers require companies to deliver exceptional service and ultimately offer differentiated value propositions in an efficient way. To do so successfully, companies need to

How Electronic Document Interchange delivers the goods for FMCG businesses: a case study

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Ian Ford In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things happen when they’re supposed to. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big