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Seven value drivers for the future of procurement

Evolve towards the future of procurement by unlocking potential seven value drivers

How can Arthur D.Little support ?Assess potential and develop conceptsUnderstand industry trends and derive future implicationsAssess maturity level and identify opportunitiesDevelop target picture and design pilot projectsDevelop transformation roadmapTransform the organization and implement...
Operations management

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levelsSuccessful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely...
Operations management

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations management

E-Learning – A tool for successful change

How to leverage e-learning for knowledge sharing in the manufacturing industry

Today’s global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Anticipating the Operations of the Future

During the last decade business operations have been transformed in a way that has never been seen before. What does the future hold for operations management and how can it react to ever accelerating change? In this brief article the authors take a quick look at some of the likely characteristics...
Operations management

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

Transformation to an Agile Production System to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Most manufacturing companies are facing volatile and unpredictable demand due to trends such as increased global competition, shorter business cycles and broader product ranges. To survive in this competitive and fast-changing environment, it is necessary to improve flexibility and become truly...
Operations management

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010. Now is when the decision is made as to who will capitalise on the opportunities of the coming recovery phase and who can lay the foundation for the years of future...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Procurement Performance Measurement

What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success

Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science. However looking deeper, adequate measurement of procurement success is a big issue...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Operational Performance Excellence

Die Finanzkrise wirkt sich auf alle Branchen aus. Unternehmen müssen jetzt zügig reagieren, um die negativen Auswirkungen sinkender Nachfrage und begrenztem Zugang zu Kapital zu umgehen. Einer der wichtigsten Ansätze auf dem Weg dahin ist die Optimierung der Wertschöpfungskette, die nachhaltiges...
Operations management