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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 levels, and helps boost revenue – all at the same time.   You …

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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. You might also like: The Digital Revolution is an Evolution for the Outsourcing Industry Innovation Strategy Improving Digital Innovation in Large

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.   You might also like: Turning Societal

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.” You might also like: Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing Is Your

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.   You might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early The Future of Gender Equality, from School to

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? You might also like:

Making Best Practices Stick

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Adrian Done, Chris Voss and Niels Gorm Rytter Several key factors influence the short-term success and long-term sustainability of best practice interventions. Management of these factors is critical to instilling a culture of capability development –

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part I

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Sean Culey In the last edition of The European Business Review, my article called ‘The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness’ was published, in which I identified seven key elements of a business that need to be aligned and integrated in order