Overcoming Barriers to Multitier Supplier Collaboration

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations OperationsDigitally integrated supply chains could generate billions in new value—if industries find ways to manage perceived risks, realize the value at stake, and distribute it fairly among partners.

Operations-driven sustainability


Optimizing operations can unlock simultaneous environmental and financial benefits. Insights on Operations


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Rethinking operations in the next normal

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Operations OperationsThe resilience that businesses have developed in the face of disruption can provide a new foundation for growth—provided leaders seize the moment to build on what their people have achieved.

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.

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.

Leveraging digital and analytics in biopharma operations: Six principles

McKinsey & Company

Digital and analytics is a powerful tool for transforming operational performance. Insights on Operations Analytics OperationsTo maximize its benefits, biopharma companies can follow six principles.

Industry 4.0: Reimagining manufacturing operations after COVID-19


technologies were already transforming manufacturers’ operations before the pandemic. Insights on OperationsIndustry 4.0 Now adoption is diverging between technology haves and have-nots.

CEO dialogue: Perspectives on reimagining operations for growth

McKinsey & Company

The hyper-acceleration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has led to an unparalleled industry transformation, giving organizations a unique opportunity to reimagine operations for growth. Insights on Operations Operations

Improving warehouse operations—digitally


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

Building resilient operations


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

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen 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.

Platform operating model for the AI bank of the future

McKinsey & Company

Technology alone cannot define a successful AI bank; the AI bank of the future also needs an operating model that brings together the right talent, culture, and organizational design.

Simple, predictive, proactive, responsive: The future of customer operations


Insights on OperationsFor happier customers and lower costs, companies need a better way to steer their digital-service transformations.

How to Streamline Business Operations Post COVID

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

collaboration operational planning monitoring & trackingEven though some offices are starting to open up post-COVID, it seems unlikely that things will return to how they were before the pandemic anytime soon.

Beyond contactless operations: Human-centered customer experience


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.

Introduction: Three objectives to scale digital service operations successfully

McKinsey & Company

Companies have been on a journey to digitize operations for years, but recent world events, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic, are accelerating digital transformation to help organizations grow and work through volatility. Insights on Operations

The order of operations

Seth Godin Blog

And yet, we often do the least-scary or easiest parts first, regardless of what the order of operations tells us If you put the jelly on before the peanut butter, the sandwich will fail. And if you try to spread the peanut butter on the plate and then add the bread, it will fail even worse.

Operations management, reshaped by robotic automation


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.

The Resilience Imperative: Succeeding in Uncertain Times

McKinsey & Company

Risk Insights Risk Management Organization OperationsStrengthening institutional resilience has never been more important.

Building the vital skills for the future of work in operations


Operationally intensive companies have entered a new wave of automation and digitization. Insights on OperationsThat will have a big impact on the skills they need to remain competitive.

Reimagining industrial operations


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

Reimagining the way businesses operate


To reimagine their organizations for the future, leaders must address three critical questions. Insights on Organization

A new IT operating model to better serve employees

McKinsey & Company

In this interview, Johnson & Johnson’s CIO of Corporate Technology explains how IT transformed the employee experience—and itself— with a digital-product mindset. Digital Insights Digital IT management & strategy

Technology + operations: A flywheel for performance improvement


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 can launch the next blockbuster in pharma

McKinsey & Company

Pharma operations has long centered on avoiding missteps, especially in quality and compliance. But with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, operations could launch pharma’s next innovation blockbuster. Insights on Operations

How to Future-Proof Your Organization

McKinsey & Company

Insights on Organization Leadership Managing in Uncertainty Operations OrganizationFrom project-based work to a lack of hierarchy, the way people work is changing fast. Organizations that plan for the postpandemic world are better able to deliver value—even amid uncertainty.

How Johnson & Johnson transformed its corporate business-technology operating model

McKinsey & Company

Johnson & Johnson remodeled its technology–business partnership to elevate the employee experience. Digital Insights Core IT IT management & strategy

The coming evolution of field operations


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

The new imperative for grid operators


Advanced-analytic models and solutions can help transmission and distribution companies boost operational performance to withstand mounting economic and regulatory pressure.

Finding the right (of) way to efficient road operation and maintenance

McKinsey & Company

Comparing operation and maintenance performance of different roads is complex, but it can help improve efficiency for roadway owners and operators and unlock much-needed capital.

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. For a delicious berry + greens protein smoothie, all I needed to do was: Pop the bag out of the freezer. Dump it into the blender. Add soy milk. Turn the blender on. Enjoy!

Next-generation operating models for the next normal


Changing stakeholder behavior may lead companies in Africa and Saudi Arabia to reconsider how they operate. Middle East and Africa

Building a cloud-ready operating model for agility and resiliency

McKinsey & Company

Four operating-model changes can help companies accelerate the journey to cloud. Digital Insights Core IT Digital strategy and organization Disruptive Technology

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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. Being able to understand and accept the difference in strategic versus complex operational actions is key to successful strategic planning. We’re now in the midst of the traditional strategic planning season.

The future of Emergency Operation Centers: Six shifts to consider from COVID-19

McKinsey & Company

Tactical actions can help strengthen and reimagine the EOC structure. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Health care services

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.

A winning operating model for digital strategy


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

Using Advanced Analytics to Improve Operational Decisions


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. For those without quantitative backgrounds, sorting through the hype and distinguishing among popular terms in the analytics field—such as big data, operations research, decision support, and Industry 4.0—can Article Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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 planningWhile the two are closely connected, it’s important to understand how they are different and how your organization can use both types of plans to move the needle forward on your goals.

Ten principles for successful oil and gas operator transitions


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