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Flexibility to Improve Forecast Accuracy

March 10, 2013 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa To succeed in a business economy shaped by uncertain demand and rapid market changes, companies must be able to sense and adapt quickly. Today, the supply chain is seen as a key enabler of this flexibility. To face this challenge your supply chain must forecast correctly and then modify the plan as …

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Structuring Your Organization to Meet Global Aspirations

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Suzanne Heywood & Roni Katz The matrix structure is here to stay, but its complexity can be minimized, and companies can get more value from it You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A

Innovate the Way You Innovate

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Stephen Shapiro In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability to innovate is not enough. You need to innovate efficiently, quickly, and with less risk. Tradition innovation methods, such as asking employees or customers for ideas, have proven

Getting Ruthless With Your Processes

January 11, 2013 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Avinash Goyal, Suzanne Heywood & Toby Gibbs Consistent global processes add value—up to a point. New research helps companies find the right balance between consistency and flexibility You might also like: The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for

Transformers: Supply Chain 3.0 and How Automation will Transform the Rules of the Global Supply Chain

November 20, 2012 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Sean Culey From the 1960’s up until the 1990’s Western manufacturing companies were out-performed by new levels of quality, cost and efficiencies emanating from Japan.Upon realising that this new competition from the Far East was playing to a different

Reimagining Enterprise IT for an Uncertain Future

November 20, 2012 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Jeanne G. Harris, Allan E. Alter, Stéphane J.G. Girod and Iris A. Junglas The role of the information technology department is under scrutiny in a way that makes its past challenges seem almost quaint by comparison. Cloud computing services provide an

Ensuring the ROI from ERP has a Bigger ‘R’ than ‘i’

September 20, 2012 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Sean Culey It is over two decades now since Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems first arrived on the scene promising a new dawn of business performance by integrating the enterprise through software. However, they appear to be more famous for

Transforming the Global Supply Chain

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Carlos Cordon and Winter Nie The rise of the emerging economies, fluctuating prices in commodities, the lingering effects of the global financial crisis and an unprecedented series of natural disasters are forcing major transformations in the global supply

Business Process Excellence: A Prerequisite for Managing Big Data

July 22, 2012 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Karl-Heinz Streibich The digitization of both the commercial and social worlds has blurred any boundaries separating them and is fundamentally changing the way we do business. There are now billions of interconnected private and business mobile devices

The Challenges of Global S&OP

July 17, 2012 • OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa What do you want to achieve? Where does your company want to be in 12, 18, 24 months? Do you know? If you don’t, move on to the next article and come back when you have an answer. Why? If you don’t know where you are headed, any road will