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The Practice Of Strategy

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Carlos Rey Peña and Joan E. Ricart What is strategy? In this article, the authors view strategy as a discipline that harmonizes business model innovation with company principles and simultaneously meets the requirements of market demands. Their aim is to narrow the gap that currently exists between the theory and the practice of strategy. …

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S&OP Made Practical

March 12, 2015 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (1)

By Karin Bursa The biggest obstacles to S&OP excellence stem from the complexity of managing the process which requires amongst other things, identifying, gathering and analysing relevant data, effectively managing participants and information. Here Karin

The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry

January 19, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Mike Salvino Digital technology has transformed virtually every industry, affecting the way companies serve customers, manufacture products,

Innovation Strategy

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (2)

By Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias Many top level executives are still hopelessly behind when it comes to designing an effective innovation strategy in the digital age. Below, Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias outline the ways in which organisations can

Preparing for Uncertainty: How to use Creaction at Work

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Len Schlesinger and Charles Kiefer In an excerpt from their book, Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future, the authors Len Schlesinger and Charles Kiefer demonstrate how you can change the status quo and implement Creaction (a blend

Improving Digital Innovation in Large Enterprise: Strengthening e-Leadership at C-level

January 19, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Corporate Governance, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Joe Peppard, Simon Robinson and Tobias Hüsing If your company doesn’t want to miss out on the new opportunities IT offers for business innovation, you need people at C-level with a challenging combination of competencies: they have to be digitally

What We Can Learn from the Collision of Supply Chain and Retail

November 18, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin L. Bursa Traditionally, Supply Chain Planning and Retail Planning organisations have operated independently of each other, to the detriment of both. But, Karin L. Bursa argues, change is coming – and not before time. As the Supply Chain Planning

Six Months on: Have we Learnt from our Heartbleed Mistakes?

November 18, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By David Sandin Here David Sandin, product manager at Clavister, looks at whether we have heeded the lessons of the Heartbleed bug, the implications of Shellshock and the future security of open-source coding. You might also like: Enhancing value through

Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

November 18, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Global Business, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Social Media, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, Supply ChainComments (0)

By David Stokes The advent of the internet changed modern day lives irreversibly but the new game-changer is already here: mobile digital technology is changing the way we buy, learn and interact with each other. Below David Stokes explains why data is key

Disruptive Digital Technologies Can Help Europe Recapture Competitiveness

September 19, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital Transformation, Social MediaComments (0)

By Mauro Macchi European countries have long lagged behind other developed economies in productivity and innovation, even prior