Operational Excellence

Consumer packaged goods supply chain: trends and challenges

According to McKinsey & Company, the future of the consumer goods supply chain will require faster, more flexible, more granular, more accurate, and more efficient operation. These requirements will be made possible by the digitalization of these chains, also called Supply Chain 4.0, and will re

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Automation of IT operations is top priority for companies in 2019

The main focus of companies in 2019 will be automation of IT operations, according to the Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2019 study. Almost half (44%) of the 400 respondents said the change will help boost productivity and reduce costs, needs for the segment. Leader last year, cloud initiativ

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5 Essential Technologies for SMEs in 2019

After years of economic challenges, the Brazilian market shows signs of recovery. The expectation - and hope - of the companies is for the market to resume investments. If the market does its part, entrepreneurs also need to be prepared to take advantage of the chance for growth. The bet on techno

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Meet General Magic, a Silicon Valley company that went bankrupt because of timing

In 2018, a team of filmmakers released the movie General Magic, a feature film about the technology company with the same name. If the title sounds strange, it's no coincidence: the company closed its doors in 2002, after twelve years of existence and a series of failures. Despite this, he was the p

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6 trends that are reinventing the Supply Chain

One of the challenges for companies is to manage the Supply Chain in an organized, economic, rational way and guarantee the satisfaction of its customers and partners. With the evolution of the market, the sector had to reinvent itself, with this came the Supply Chain 4.0, where the processes are d

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How to set up a strategic plan

The goal of strategic planning is to set a direction for the company. And the process of definition is as important as the plan. It is a moment of reflection, discussion, interaction, internal evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, market opportunities, competition profile, preparation of plans and

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Business Intelligence Trends for 2019

The end of the year is coming, and it's time to think about the 2019 budget. The market is changing, and business intelligence trends are constantly updating. In addition, rapid advances in artificial intelligence offer more effective solutions and have converged with BI tools. While technologies ar

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The 6 Best Practices for Achieving Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is achieved when the company is able to optimize processes and results and reduce business risks. Bringing operational excellence to your organization requires a coordinated collective effort, which will always be well rewarded. Do you want to take your company to the level o

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How BI Can Boost Supply Chain Management

The use of Business Intelligence tools goes far beyond the role of gathering and reporting transaction data for strategic decision making. These solutions already have intelligence capabilities capable of optimizing several areas of the business, making the operation more agile and assertive. Areas

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Musk says Tesla is now in "logistical hell"

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk acknowledged yesterday that the problems of the electric car maker have changed from production lag to problems in delivery logistics, the latest difficulty in their efforts to become a profitable company. "Sorry, we went from hell from production to hell from delive

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Lean Six Sigma: Optimizing the Processes of Your Industry

In a highly competitive and globalized economy, every effort to differentiate is considered. In the urgency of achieving results, many leaders rush to implement punctual methods, which consider the company as parties, not as a unit. In this context Lean Six Sigma, the optimization methodology result

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Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Management

Business Intelligence tools goes far beyond the role of gathering and reporting transaction data for strategic decision making. These solutions already have intelligence capabilities capable of optimizing several areas of the business, making the operation more agile and assertive. Areas such as su

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Operational Excellence: A Renewed Focus on How to Get Work Done

Outstanding customer experience is no longer the exception, it’s the expectation from consumers. This means that to remain competitive in your market, you need to continuously manage organizational complexity, and actively identify and act upon opportunities for improvement, there enters Opera

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Risk.net Operational Risks of 2017

Operational risks are always at the forefront of C-suite executives’ worries, task lists and are at the core of maintaining their positions within their corporations.  Ironwood Insurance Services specializes in working with large corporations, mitigating their liability and business risks

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Five Reasons Operational Excellence Program can Fail

Operational excellence (OE) culture has been known controversially for both its success and failure in business organizations. By definition, OE is an element of organizational leadership and organizational intelligence that focuses on meeting customer expectations, while applying a variety of princ

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