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.

The coming evolution of field operations

McKinsey

Insights on OperationsNew technologies are reshaping aftermarket services—and both customers and providers can benefit.

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

Building operational excellence in higher education

McKinsey

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

How data is changing the pharma operations world

McKinsey

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

Unlocking the value of digital operations in electric-power generation

McKinsey

A digital-enabled operational transformation allows them to do so. To stay competitive in electric-power generation, gas- and coal-powered plants need to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Operations as a competitive advantage in biotechnology

McKinsey

Esteban Santos, executive vice president for operations at Amgen, explains how the company is using operations to support innovation. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

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.

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

Realizing the value of your merger with the right operating model

McKinsey

Substantial changes to an operating model are often necessary to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives and deliver the promised value of a merger.

Bridging the gap between a company’s strategy and operating model

McKinsey

Four questions can help a company translate business goals into operating-model design. Insights on Organization

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.

The platform play: How to operate like a tech company

McKinsey

For tech to be a real driver of innovation and growth, IT needs to reorganize itself around flexible and independent platforms. Digital Insights

Make Customers Happier with Operational Transparency

Harvard Business

Ryan Buell, associate professor at Harvard Business School, says the never-ending quest for operational efficiency is having unintended consequences. Buell believes organizations should deliberately design windows into and out of operations. He says increasing operational transparency helps customers and employees alike appreciate the value being created. Buell is the author of the HBR article “Operational Transparency.”

How private equity is tackling operational complexity

McKinsey

General partners are improving their efficiency and scalability through digital and analytical tools. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

A new operating model for well organizations

McKinsey

Technological change is poised to disrupt the drilling and completion business while introducing new ways of working. Oil & Gas Insights

The Five Practices That Set Operational Risk Leaders Apart

BCG

Bank operating models continue to evolve in response to new regulations, digitization, a volatile economic and risk environment, external threats, and advances by nontraditional competitors. Article Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Meet your new MOM (Marketing Operating Model)

McKinsey

To drive revenue growth in the digital age, new data shows that marketing leaders are upgrading data-collection technology, collaborating closely with IT, and focusing on test-and-learn agility. Our Insights

Upgrading your business to a digital operating system

McKinsey

One element of a successful digital transformation is developing a new way of operating that relies on the right talent, prioritizing speed, and targeting milestones.

How the British Army’s operations went agile

McKinsey

Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note. Insights on Organization

How to start building your next-generation operating model

McKinsey

Each company’s path to a new operating model is unique. But successful transformations are all constructed with the same set of building blocks. Our Insights

An efficient operating model for US regional banks

McKinsey

To break out of a performance rut, US regional banks must fundamentally redesign and simplify their operating models. Our Insights

Rethinking customer journeys with the next-generation operating model

McKinsey

This operating model offers business leaders the opportunity for wins in customer experience, cost reduction, and prospects for growth. Our Insights

Toward an integrated technology operating model

McKinsey

Companies may be able to get digital transformations off the ground by separating digital from conventional IT, but that approach is not sustainable. Here’s a better way. Our Insights

Hello, mobile operators? This is your age of disruption calling

McKinsey

Difficult times for operators call for questioning old orthodoxies to win. Our Insights

Looking beyond technology to drive sales operations

McKinsey

The right investment in sales operations can unlock sustainable growth. New trends are forcing sales leaders to rethink how they sell. Our insights