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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 to be a bad idea. Instead of “thinking outside the box” you want to define a better …

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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 (2)

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

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

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.   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A