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Stakeholder Input and Digital Transformation Success

With global spend on digital transformation predicted to reach $2.8 trillion by 2025, many businesses have allocated significant budget to technology investments for the coming years. Expectations are high. Digital transformation is more than a technology initiative. To achieve the anticipated return on investment, you need to identify clearly the… [More]

The Hiccups in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation aims to bring automation, eliminate onerous, manual tasks and streamline processes to deliver the desired results in an expedient manner. Studies show that on average 87.5% of digital transformations fail to meet expectations. Three main reasons for the high failure rate are lack of appreciation of the scope… [More]

The Value of Technology-enabled Transparency

Digital transformation has enabled companies develop new competitive advantages by making use of the vast volume of data captured through software applications. These competitive advantages include unique offerings, enhanced customer service, and productivity improvement. With clear objectives, successful companies capture the right data, then turn the data into useful decision-making… [More]

The Soft Side of Operational Excellence

Operational excellence builds a strong foundation for profitable growth. Much energy is devoted to improve efficiency and productivity, modify processes and rules so employees could do their work faster, better and at a lower cost. That’s only half of the solution. The other half is building an environment that fosters… [More]

How Agility and Alignment Impact Organizational Resilience

Organizational resilience is critical for businesses to adapt to sudden change and disruptions. Many businesses are familiar with operational efficiency which focuses on running an efficient operation and minimizing costs. Operational resilience, on the other hand, is about readiness to make adjustments in a succinct manner. Businesses adapt when faced… [More]

Mindset Shifts for a Robust Operation

  Global supply chain issues have generated ripple effects from widespread shortages of raw materials and products. Escalating wages have businesses competing for talent. The hybrid work model changes operating processes. Technology advances quickly but the workforce might not be prepared for it. Businesses need to adapt swiftly and become… [More]

Learnings on Operations Modernization

Supply chain operations cover a broad scope of tasks that range from sourcing to delivery of products. Mechanization of the operations would improve productivity significantly. To be successful with modernization, user buy-in and adoption are critical. A utility undertook a supply chain operations modernization initiative. It took over a year… [More]

How to Build Differentiating Business Capabilities

Business capabilities form the foundation to create, deliver, and support the products and services a business offers. These capabilities include core competencies that enable the business to differentiate itself from competition. To build true differentiating capabilities, businesses need to keep these four areas in mind. Reimagine the future with no… [More]

How to Improve Organization Alignment

Organization alignment is a critical success factor for accelerated growth. When the management team endorses the strategic plan, it is only the beginning. The business needs to align investment, initiatives, and day-to-day operations succinctly across the whole organization to execute the strategy. The larger the organization, the more challenging to… [More]

How to Achieve High Performance through Causal Actions

With objectives set for the year, businesses need to have a solid plan of action before execution begins. How do you determine what would be the best course of action? Which initiatives do you invest in to achieve the optimal return on investment? Ideas for action are abundant. But causal… [More]

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