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  • How Do We Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence?

    Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full How to Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence whitepaper, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Several times a year, over the last decade, in multiple Operational Excellence (OpEx) focused co...

    Tags: Management & Leadership, Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, hoshin kanri, leadership, operational excellence

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  • How to Build a World Class Strategy Execution

    Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full Integrated Strategy Execution (ISE) Executive Briefing report, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Is poor execution inevitable? The short answer is no, but let’s explore this further. A recent Harvard Busines...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, hoshin kanri, operational excellence, strategy execution

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  • Are Your Stakeholders Supportive of Your Project?

    Yesterday, a Project Management Best Practice was shared regarding stakeholders, whom are important to any project’s success. According to Do your stakeholders know why your project exists? article (published on CIO.com), you need to conduct a kickoff meeting, distribute the...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, Organization, Change, & HR, operational excellence, stakeholders analysis

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  • What Is Digital Transformation?

    Organizations across all industries are undertaking “digital transformation” projects. But, what exactly is it? And, are they doing it right? At it’s core, Digital Transformation is driven by the tangible shift in the role of the technology within an organization.  No long...

    Tags: Information Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, Accenture, Customer Decision Journey, customer experience, digital transformation, Digital Transformation Strategy, Internet of Things, IoT, McKinsey, Nonstop Customer Experience Model

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  • Complete List of Warehouse Cost Savings Initiatives

    Here is a comprehensive list of warehouse cost  savings ideas, categorized by 6 core areas: Labor, Operations, Equipment Usage Optimization, Technology, and Facilities Management. Labor Invest in training/re-certification Cross-train all employees Focus on retention/implement retention...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, equipment, facilities management, labor, lean, warehouse, warehouse management

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  • TQM: A Need for Speed of Innovation

    The emergence of total quality management (TQM) has been one of the major developments in management practice. The recognition of TQM as a competitive advantage is wide spread around the world and today, very few (especially manufacturing) companies can afford to ignore the term TQM (Dean and Bow...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, innovation, total quality management, TQM

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  • TWI Expanded: Using Training Within Industry Program in Mixed Model Production

    The Training Within Industry (TWI) program is one of the most popular approaches to developing the skills of experienced operators and leaders in instructing, improving and problem solving. One TWI method is TWI Job Instruction (JI), which is focused on conducting on-the-job training. This method...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, Job Instruction, lean, MMP, operational excellence, training within industry, TWI

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  • How Do You Transform a Culture?

    So you’ve gotten a big client or Senior Leadership position. The company that is hiring you has seen the results of your previous projects, and they want you to start a very large global project (Enterprise Level) on numerous sites. You of course say, “We can do anything you want.&rdq...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, corporate culture, lean culture, lean management, organizational culture

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  • How to Make More Informed Decisions in Your Business

    Are you a business owner who worries about making the wrong decisions on behalf of your business? If so, there are many business owners in the same situation who need all the help they can get, before they decide to lead their company and employees in a certain direction. Below are some of the wa...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, decision making, interviewing

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  • When Facilities Management Goes Digital, Are We Ready?

    Facilities Management (FM) is going digital. Digital technologies are changing the way we imagine, plan, develop, use, and manage facilities.  Countless organizations are pursuing Digital Transformation initiatives related to FM. This development can be daunting for Facility Managers. T...

    Tags: Information Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, 4 Dimensions of Digital Facilities Management (FM), Digital Facilities Management, digital FM, E2E automated process, evolving business model, Facility Managers, friction-free capitalism, friction-free economy, strategic actions

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