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Clarifying Strategy is Simple. Aligning Your Organisation is Not

September 19, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (2)

By R. Lynch, A. Roman and G. Mac Criosta A clearly defined and accessible business strategy is crucial to any organisation’s ability to optimally align resources. Executing this is, however, easier said than done. Below, the authors address five key alignment challenges faced by organisations today and offer their solutions for success. You might also

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Growth Through Innovation: Innovation Principles for the Technology-Driven Enterprise

September 19, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By R. Boutellier and M. Heinzen Technology is the key to our growth, but with it comes many risks. Below, Roman Boutellier and Mareike Heinzen explain that routinised technological innovations are, in the main, enough for many companies and can lead to even

International Facility Management

July 17, 2014 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Kathy O. Roper Kathy O. Roper discusses the growing field of Facility Management and charts how it has evolved over the last 25 years to become a vital component of any business. She details how organizations with a good FM department benefit from

The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (2)

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide to manage data. In this article, Bursa explores the difficulties and issues with companies exclusively relying

Transforming Procurement to Achieve Competitive Advantage in the Coming Decade

July 17, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By P. Spiller, N. Reinecke, D. Ungerman & H. Teixeira In this article, the authors argue that procurement must be transformed to meet the challenges that lay ahead for all businesses. After outlining five megatrends that will impact your business in the

Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

May 22, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information. So what is the solution? Karin Bursa, Vice President at Logility, discusses the value of

The Gospel of Information Management

May 22, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano Information management is not the most fashionable of subjects. Yet as Sherilyn Casiano puts forth in her article, it is the key component to any organized thinking – and is especially valuable in personal wealth management.   You might

Different Types of Risk in Your Supply Chain, and How to Avoid Them

May 21, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting There are different types of supply chain risk, and nowadays, these can be very easily exposed due to the power ...

Identifying the Factors for Successfully Managing Supply Chain Risks

May 21, 2014 • OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sime Curkovic & Thomas Scannell The decision to manage supply chain risks constitutes a major undertaking for most firms. In this study, Sime Curkovic and Thomas Scannell use data from 46 firms and SCM managers to identify which factors affect the

The New Supply Chain Challenge

March 1, 2014 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting Supply chain alignment is demanding a different paradigm of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and with that, how performance is managed. Below, Cathy Johnson discusses the importance of tying everything together