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Risk Sharing in Joint Product Development – Lessons from 787 Dreamliner

November 23, 2016 • Business Process, OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Yao Zhao Reconciling an empirical study1  of 787 delays with an economic analysis of financial incentives, we reveal a subtle incentive trap in the risk sharing partnership that encouraged Boeing and the suppliers to delay deliberately despite the disastrous effect. We suggest a remedy to avoid the trap and greatly alleviate delays for joint …

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Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

July 26, 2016 • Business Process, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for improving products are obvious, how to generate value from it is not. Firms need to first examine


Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes


Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the communities around it are mutually dependent, connecting the two ideas and showing how to make them

The Tears in the Deep Tiers

November 20, 2015 • Business Process, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Yossi Sheffi Many leading companies have well-developed risk management and crisis management systems for their own operations. Yet for all their prowess of risk management of their own facilities and Tier 1 suppliers, the companies can miss significant


The Impact of Becoming Demand-Driven

September 17, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Process, OPERATION, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Becoming demand-driven enables companies to knock down organisational silos and create an integrated planning platform that ensures all teams involved are aligned and working toward the same goal – the ability to profitably satisfy demand. In


S&OP Made Practical

March 12, 2015 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, 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 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Process, Internet of Things, OPERATION, Supply Chain, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

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

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

November 18, 2014 • Business Process, OPERATION, 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


Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

November 18, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Editors' Pick, Global Business, Internet of Things, OPERATION, Social Media, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply Chain, TECHNOLOGYComments (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