6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies...

PDF Documents Now Accessible to Enhance Supply Chain Integration

By Steve Hill For years the benefits of electronic integration of supply chain integration documents have been clearly identified by businesses, consultants and acknowledged in...

Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse

By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, & Mark P. McDonald Today’s technologically savvy firms have created an internal digital reuse culture that significantly reduces time-to-market...

Executive S&OP – Put it Front and Centre for Your Organisation

By Karin Bursa Does your company have the right S&OP process in place? These 5 steps to success allow you to assess trade-offs between many interdependent...

How Western Multinationals Can Organise to Win in Emerging Markets

By Vimal Choudhary, Martin Dewhurst & Alok Kshirsagar As Western multinationals shift their focus to emerging markets, they must adjust their structures, processes, and decision-making...

Demand Chain Management: Enhancing Customer Value Proposition

By Pankaj M. Madhani DCM creates strategic assets for the firm in terms of the overall value creation as it enables the firm to implement...

Performance Management Systems in Mexico: The Dual Logics of Evaluating Performance

By Anabella Davila & Marta M. Elvira Understanding Performance Management systems implementation is critical for multinationals operating in countries with contrasting cultures. For firms...

Predictive Analytics: New-generation Strategic Decision Support

By Tobias Klatt & Klaus Moeller Environmental turbulence has be- come a key challenge for companies’ strategic planning. Planning results remain arbitrary and risky, and...

Flexibility to Improve Forecast Accuracy

By Karin Bursa To succeed in a business economy shaped by uncertain demand and rapid market changes, companies must be able to sense and adapt...

Structuring Your Organization to Meet Global Aspirations

By Suzanne Heywood & Roni Katz The matrix structure is here to stay, but its complexity can be minimized, and companies can get more value...

Innovate the Way You Innovate

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....

Getting Ruthless With Your Processes

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...

Transformers: Supply Chain 3.0 and How Automation will Transform the Rules of the Global...

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...

Reimagining Enterprise IT for an Uncertain Future

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...

Ensuring the ROI from ERP has a Bigger ‘R’ than ‘i’

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...

Transforming the Global Supply Chain

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...

Business Process Excellence: A Prerequisite for Managing Big Data

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...

The Challenges of Global S&OP

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...

Innovative Technologies in Aviation Logistics

Due to the fierce competition caused by the economic downturn, rising fuel costs and growing customer demand, airfreight companies are forced to look for...

Bigger is no Longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier

By Andrei Perumal, Kelly Jones & Ann Bryan The world has changed – and complexity has emerged as one of the defining issues of our...
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Efficient Frontier: A Moving Target

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...

Understanding and Mastering Complexit

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...

Segmenting for Success – From Value Chain Theory to Everyday Execution

By Sean Culey Theory has little value unless it can be successfully translated into everyday execution. “Real artists ship.” Scrawled on an easel in January 1983 by...

Full Electronic Data Integration: How a review of Business-to-Business transactions processes can help save...

By Steve Hill In his 2010 study into business-to-business payment processes, Alessandro Perego said that electronic invoicing was a “competitiveness lever.” His study, which was carried...

Quality for ALL: The Power Of LEO

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...

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part II

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...

Making Best Practices Stick

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...

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part I

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...

Developing a Breakthrough Service Model for Profitable Growth

By Philip G. Moscosoand Alejandro Lago Stronger competition and more demanding customers require companies to deliver exceptional service and ultimately offer differentiated value propositions in...

How Electronic Document Interchange delivers the goods for FMCG businesses: a case study

By Ian Ford In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things...

Outsourcing: Debunking the myths and unveiling the realities

By buyingTeam Firmly entrenched misconceptions surround outsourcing, and they are holding many companies back from maximising the potential benefits from this fundamentally important tool. Despite misunderstandings...

The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness

By Sean Culey Sean Culey, member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of business improvement consultancy SEVEN Collaborative Solutions,...

The Four Challenges of Supply Chain Transparency

By Steve New and Dana Brown In this article we examine a key business question: how much should organizations know about their extended supply base,...

A Word About Dynamic Supply Chains: Delivering value through people

By John Gattorna The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at...

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)- Outsourcing and Shared Service Programmes

Increasingly, value is created from successful collaboration of stakeholders connected in a network. Therefore outsourcing solutions must capture opportunities and navigate risk across these...

Jumping the S-Curve: How to Reach the Top – and Stay There

By Paul Nunes and Timothy Breene One obvious trait of high-performance companies is that they are all adept at launching new businesses -- a process...

The Economic Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Sendai, Japan

By Ilan Noy Natural disasters potentially impact severely on economic dynamics — e.g. on production, prices, incomes, and employment — in the post-disaster period. Over the...

The Changing of the Guard: Rules for Successful Succession Planning in Business

By Al Weatherhead I remember going to work six years ago at Weatherchem, my plastic caps and closures company. Before going to my office...

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