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Innovative Technologies in Aviation Logistics

May 20, 2012 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

Due to the fierce competition caused by the economic downturn, rising fuel costs and growing customer demand, airfreight companies are forced to look for new ways to improve their performance and client base. Many are turning to specialisation, focusing on transportation of specific categories of goods in competitive fields. One of the pioneers and the

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Bigger is no Longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Andrei Perumal, Kelly Jones & Ann Bryan The world has changed – and complexity has emerged as one of the defining issues of our time.  

Efficient Frontier: A Moving Target

May 20, 2012 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Do you view inventory as a cost factor, a risk, a service level influencer or a competitive advantage? Many executives view inventory mainly as a cost. In reality, inventory can be a competitive advantage that lowers costs, improves service

Understanding and Mastering Complexit

March 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Wolfgang Amann, Christoph Nedopil & Ulrich Steger Complexity is re-emerging as a topic in top management. A combination of factors, such as the severe repercussions of the financial crisis and the acceleration of technological change, has reminded

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.

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.  

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.”

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.  

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?