Building resilient operations

McKinsey

To build resilience, accelerate productivity improvement and operational flexibility. Insights on OperationsIn the face of rising uncertainty, get ready for the unexpected.

Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations

McKinsey

COVID-19 has created an imperative for companies to reconfigure their operations, and an opportunity to transform them. Insights on Operations

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Improving warehouse operations—digitally

McKinsey

A digital twin lets companies design, simulate, and test new warehouse operations and product movements virtually, before starting up new sites or making changes within existing sites. Insights on Operations

Beyond contactless operations: Human-centered customer experience

McKinsey

Insights on OperationsAs we look forward to the next normal, consumers are already demonstrating a preference for companies that deliver great service while reducing risks all along the customer journey.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions

David A Fields

The post Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions appeared first on David A. You throw your best efforts into delivering value for your consulting clients, improving your consulting firm’s marketing, and creating a rewarding consulting environment.

Reimagining industrial operations

McKinsey

Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future. Insights on Sustainability

Technology + operations: A flywheel for performance improvement

McKinsey

New automation techniques can provide the first step toward continuous, tech-enabled redesign of critical operations—forming an intuitive ops-to-tech cycle in which tech improves ops, and vice versa. Insights on Operations

Operations management, reshaped by robotic automation

McKinsey

For operations centers, is it now just a matter of “ready, set, automate”? Insights on OperationsToday’s automation shows huge promise for saving time, money, and human effort.

Smoothie Operating Procedure

Kai Davis

Create a Standard Operating Procedure you can follow. The post Smoothie Operating Procedure appeared first on Kai Davis. This morning, as I wandered into the kitchen, still half asleep, I remembered that there were pre-made smoothie bags in the freezer from this week’s meal prep.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

Take a look around you at any given moment, and somebody is likely surfing the web on their phone. In 2020, society has fully immersed itself in the web and all it has to offer - and no one more so than those of Generation Z. With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

COVID-19: Reopening federal agency operations and reimagining a next normal

McKinsey

Government leaders should consider how employees can return safely to work as well as rethink their operations. Public Sector Insights

Strategic Planning - Understanding Strategic Versus Operational

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

However, for leaders who struggle to comprehend the need to define and capture new strategic initiatives while not documenting and tracking oppressive current operations, the strategic planning process can be perplexing to say the least.

Building operational excellence in higher education

McKinsey

The example of one university shows the potential value in transforming administrative operations. Social Sector Insights

What is the Difference Between a Strategic Plan and an Operational Plan?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

A common misunderstanding we encounter when working with organizations is the difference between strategic planning and operational planning. Strategic planning operational planning

Pharma operations: The path to recovery and the next normal

McKinsey

Pharma operations leaders have increased their focus on network risk management, agile and transparent operations, and shaping the workforce of the future in the post-COVID-19 path to recovery.

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An operating model for the next normal: Lessons from agile organizations in the crisis

McKinsey

Companies with agile practices embedded in their operating models have managed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis better than their peers. Here’s what helped them cope. Insights on Organization

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The insurance switch: Technology will reshape operations

McKinsey

As insurance companies allocate more resources to technology functions, operations will need to reshape to make the most of their new tools. Insights on Financial Services

The future of operational-risk management in financial services

McKinsey

By partnering with the business, the operational-risk discipline can create a more secure and profitable institution. Here’s what has to happen first. Risk Insights

Ten principles for successful oil and gas operator transitions

McKinsey

Incoming operators face several challenges when taking over an asset, including managing the transition, improving performance, and capturing value.

The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

McKinsey

The value from Operations 4.0 Insights on Operationscomes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. But to achieve those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot.

Using Advanced Analytics to Improve Operational Decisions

BCG

Operations leaders routinely make critical decisions across the entire value chain. However, many operations leaders must climb a steep learning curve to understand the best ways to apply advanced analytics. Article Thursday, December 15, 2016.

The business of running state government operations

McKinsey

New research from the National Association of State Chief Administrators and McKinsey looks at critical issues for state chief administrative officers in real estate, risk management, and digital government. Public Sector Insights

The Operations 4.0 podcast: More technology, more human

McKinsey

Operations 4.0 Insights on Operationsbuilds on technology to deliver major productivity and performance improvement. But human beings are at least as important for sustained Ops 4.0 success.

A winning operating model for digital strategy

McKinsey

New survey results point to four elements that top performers include in their digital-strategy operating model. Digital is driving major changes in how companies set and execute strategy. Digital Insights

Telecom operators: Surviving and thriving through the next downturn

McKinsey

Telco operators are more vulnerable today than they were ten years ago. To thrive through the next economic downturn and beyond, they must act now—and with focus. Telecommunications Insights

Strategic and Operational Planning

Gina Abudi

The post Strategic and Operational Planning appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging employees operational planning strategic planning strategic plans strategy planningEngaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans. It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning.

Reopening US state government operations on a path to the next normal

McKinsey

State leaders must continue to address the COVID-19 challenges facing their own operations while also considering how to rebuild and reimagine for the next normal.

A next-generation operating model for source-to-pay

McKinsey

A next-generation procurement operating model that capitalizes on advances in digital, data, and analytics delivers new levels of performance across the value-creation lifecycle. Insights on Operations

How data is changing the pharma operations world

McKinsey

Insights on OperationsPharma companies have a great opportunity to turn a buzzword into exponential impact.

Transforming infrastructure operations for a hybrid-cloud world

McKinsey

Despite the rapid growth of public-cloud adoption, internal-infrastructure teams are well positioned to add unique value. But they’ll need to change their approach and evolve their service. Our Insights

The Operations 4.0 podcast: A new continuous-improvement cycle

McKinsey

Insights on OperationsOps 4.0 helps businesses understand their greatest challenges, and solve ones that previously seemed beyond reach. It also means committing to a transformation that never entirely ends.

Transforming operations management for a digital world

McKinsey

When combined, digital innovation and operations-management discipline boost organizations’ performance higher, faster, and to greater scale than has previously been possible.

Next-generation supply chain—transforming your supply chain operating model for a digital world

McKinsey

A few leaders can show us how a new operating model can answer the demands of today—and tomorrow. Insights on OperationsIn a digital age, most supply chains run on old principles and processes.

Defining the role of a state chief operating officer

McKinsey

Incoming administrations may consider appointing a state COO to lead strategic operations and implement high-priority projects. Those who work with state COOs could position them for success with thoughtful role definition and strong support. Public Sector Insights