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Amazon, Just a Click Away from Luxury

May 17, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (0)

What are the Implications for Selective Distribution? By Xavier Derville and Jean-Noël Kapferer Has the strategy of selective distribution, on which luxury brands depend for survival, evolved in the modern distribution world?  Combining their expertise in the luxury industry, the authors elaborate on why luxury brands should be ever more meticulous

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Mining Actionable Information with Smart Capture: INTERVIEW WITH ENNO LUECKEL, EPHESOFT

May 15, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital TransformationComments (0)

Companies collect tons of data nowadays, but most of them do not yet profit from that treasure. The situation can be compared to the peak of the California Gold Rush: all of the easily accessible gold had been recovered already and mining the rest had become

Five Leadership Lessons that will Help you Boost Productivity

May 13, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Deborah Sherry Today, businesses are presented with a plethora of opportunities arising from digital transformation. However, not all business leaders know how they can turn such opportunities into tangible value for their organisation. The lingering

Waking Up to Data Quality

May 12, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Tadhg Nagle, Thomas Redman and, David Sammon Bad data impacts managers and their companies far more than most realise today and presents an enormous hurdle for any data strategy. They can take many simple steps to improve, but they must first “wake up”

The Reliance on Blockchain Technology Will Increase as Businesses Become Knowledgeable on How to Leverage It

May 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Supply ChainComments (1)

Not every company will accept Bitcoin as a potential investment. However, businesses cannot deny the potential of the technology behind the cryptocurrency. Blockchain’s tamperproof nature is not only beneficial for recording Bitcoin transactions, it can

The Real Industry 4.0 Challenge

April 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Richard Markoff and Ralf Seifert As the manufacturing industry enters into the fourth industrial revolution or the Industry 4.0, supply chain leaders are challenged to make their enterprise processes more digitised – in order for their supply chain to

Safeguarding your Brand through Better Supply Chain Visibility

March 17, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Ben Wilde Better supply chain visibility is what you need to safeguard your brand. Trends ranging from globalisation and social media to rising consumer demand for responsibly and sustainably produced goods have transformed the role of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

January 22, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Future of Business, Supply ChainComments (0)

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.

The Competitive Advantages of the Digital Economy Require a Digital Mentality

January 20, 2018 • OPERATION, Digital Transformation, Supply ChainComments (0)

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

Is Your Supply Chain Sustainable? Probably Not

January 5, 2018 • OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

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.