Insights on Operations

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Why you need a CTO—and how to make her successful

– Feeling unprepared for technical disruption? A well-structured role for a chief technology officer is a first line of defense.

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Customer experience

Creating competitive advantage by putting customers first and managing their journeys.

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The great re-make: Manufacturing for modern times

– What does “great” operational excellence look like and how do we get there?
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The work of leaders in a lean management enterprise

– Learn what successful lean leaders do to integrate new technologies and approaches, and to ensure that the practices that support continuous improvement also improve continuously.
Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity
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Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity

– This e-book examines five core beliefs to increase profits through energy, material, and water efficiency.

Lean Management

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The rail sector’s changing maintenance game

– How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization?
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Capturing the next frontier of value: Operating models for oil and gas fields of the future

– As the global energy transition accelerates, upstream operators must modernize and shift to more economic operating models. Where... and how should they seek the next generation of efficiency gains?
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Cashing in on the US experience economy

– The time may be right for private equity to reach for experiences.
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Digital transformation: Raising supply-chain performance to new levels

– Combining digital applications with operational changes helps yield significant performance improvements that stand the test of... time.
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Ops 4.0: Manufacturing’s future, made by people

– Digital manufacturing connects massive data pools, smarter machines, and innovative process technologies to help people be more... productive.
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Retailing in the Middle East: How to recapture profitable growth

– Major structural shifts in the region will compel retailers to transform their businesses both commercially and operationally.
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Ops 4.0: The zero hour for a budget-driven transformation

– Sophisticated analytics techniques make zero-based budgeting more feasible, flexible, and profitable than ever for an entire organization.
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How the paper and forest-products industry thrives in the digital age

– Digitization hasn’t spelled the end of paper and forest products, but it is requiring that leaders think differently about growth... opportunities.
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Ops 4.0: Digital enablement, driving journeys from end to end

– Lean management’s end-to-end perspective revealed the power in remaking customer journeys. Adding digital and agile makes these... transformations easier, quicker, and more sustainable than ever—and at unprecedented scale.
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In search of a better stretch target

– Aggressive goals can dramatically improve a company’s performance. But unachievable goals can do more harm than good. Here’s how... to stretch without breaking.
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Ops 4.0: Analytics to value for a product-centered transformation

– Cutting-edge analytic tools, design thinking, customer insights, and procurement intelligence combine to free your company from... the commoditization treadmill.

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