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To Find Value in the Digital Age, Find It for Others First

January 25, 2018

By Omar Abbosh, Vedrana Savic and Michael Moore To grow their businesses consistently, leaders must envision a much bigger picture of where value resides than

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

January 22, 2018

By Richard Markoff and Ralf seifert As part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend, the digitalisation of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the attention

Sustainability

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

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By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st century? One

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Breaking the Mould! A New Business Model for the 21st Century

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By Karl-Heinz Streibich The pace of change in the digital era is too fast, and survival is the main objective.  Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich shares a

Executive Health

The Joyous Republic of giffgaff

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By Steven P. MacGregor   The Minister for Development arrives at the office by bicycle, and gets straight to work. Meeting the other ministries is first

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Leadership Development

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By Mark Anderson How will you cultivate great leadership to drive superior performance? In this article, the author elaborates on the importance of unleashing

Marketing & Consumers

Hunter or Hunted? How Digital Media and GDPR Increases Importance of Inbound B2B Sales

January 30, 2018

By Laurence Minsky and Keith Quesenberry Today, through prior digital and social media research, organisational buyers approach their vendor sales teams much

People Management

What really matters to Gen Z? Workplace tech or the team around them?

February 7, 2018

By Tony Bailey As students get their A-level results and graduate from university this summer, a new tranche of young people will enter the workforce. So what

Business Model

The Right Business Model At The Right Time

January 20, 2018

By Adam Bock and Gerard George The combination of globalisation, Moore’s law and ubiquitous information have transformed industries into fluid,

Digital Transformation

Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be Fintech Startups

February 10, 2018

By Urs Rohner and Howard Yu Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of every aspect of our lives. The financial sector,

  • Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

    January 22, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Future of Business, Supply Chain

    By Richard Markoff and Ralf seifert As part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend, the digitalisation of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the attention is centred on innovations like cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and advanced analytics. But there is another aspect to this rapidly changing landscape: companies must rethink their IT management approaches, …

  • The Competitive Advantages of the Digital Economy Require a Digital Mentality

    January 20, 2018 • OPERATION, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

    By Michael Gravier, Christopher Roethlein, and John Visich In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, supply chain leaders are being challenged by the profound effects of digital economy on the relationship between consumers and the supply chain. In this article, the authors elaborate on three crucial things, particularly connectedness, responsiveness and process, toward value creation as …

  • Is Your Supply Chain Sustainable? Probably Not

    January 5, 2018 • OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Process, Supply Chain

    By Cory Searcy A growing number of companies are working to develop sustainable supply chains. A key challenge is to align their supply chain performance with the economic, environmental, and social thresholds that dictate whether it is sustainable or not.  This article discusses what supply chain sustainability really means, why it is difficult to achieve, …

  • Overcoming the Illusion of Email Overwhelm

    November 25, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Social Media

    By Joe Beccalori One of the most dreaded activities that executives have got to face is treading through an overwhelming amount of electronic messages. In this article, the author shares a new perspective that can get you through an email overwhelm, useful hacks to put into practice, and one message that needs to be your …

  • Six Sigma Cirrhosis: How an Overreliance on Improvement Makes Organisations Ill

    November 9, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Surdak on Technology

    By Christopher Surdak There was a time when delivering “perfection” at a low price was like a business miracle that customers get a “high” from – but not anymore. In this article, Christopher Surdak elaborates on customers’ perception of quality and cheapness, the “four horsemen” which limit organisations from adapting to an evolved market, and …

  • Post Global, Going to a “Local-to-Local” Approach. Sometimes.

    November 7, 2017 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain

    By Francesco Stefanelli Today’s companies are global in nature and for many, this translates into a dynamic environment for designing their Supply Chains, in order to optimise the overall processes or relocating the industrial operations abroad (Offshoring) or re-thinking about how to bring them “back home” (Reshoring).   Today’s companies are global in nature and …

  • What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Disclosure

    November 5, 2017 • OPERATION, Supply Chain

    By Lucy McCarthy, Paul McGrath, and Donna Marshall Our study examined twenty multinational companies and their supply chain disclosure decisions. We found a number of principles that underpin their disclosure strategies: holistic understanding, supportive infrastructure, data requirement knowledge, essential information interpretation, strategic alignment, mitigating the information burden and communicating good news.   Introduction Recurring

  • The Challenge of Providing Excellent Customer Service

    May 25, 2017 • OPERATION, Marketing & Consumers

    By Richard Wilding Products are increasingly becoming commoditised, leaving customer service as one of the few remaining competitive differentiators. And in a world where customer-centricity matters more than ever, customer service-based metrics are more than just a box-ticking exercise: in a very real sense, they are milestones on the journey towards long-term survival and success.   …

  • Do We Need To Rethink Employment Law For The Gig Economy?

    May 19, 2017 • OPERATION, Social Impact

     By Maximilian Yoshioka Are people who work in the “gig economy” self-employed contractors, or employees of the organisation they “gig” for?  In this article, the author discusses how these workers do not fit into those categories, and how employment law needs to accommodate them.   In a March ruling announcing a lawsuit against US ride-sharing …

  • Mapping and Strategising Across Business Ecosystems

    March 10, 2017 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply Chain

    By Hervé Legenvre and Isabelle Herbet Business ecosystems are the new unit of analysis for strategic thinking; they offer fertile grounds for innovation. This article discusses how managers can map, analyse and take advantage of business ecosystems. It is illustrated by a nice case study inspired by the work done at Groupe Seb, a leader …

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