The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’


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.

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


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

The Operations 4.0 podcast: More technology, more human


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.

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. Article Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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.

How data is changing the pharma operations world


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

A new operating model for well organizations


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

Operations as a competitive advantage in biotechnology


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

Transforming operations management for a digital world


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

Meet your new MOM (Marketing Operating Model)


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

The Five Practices That Set Operational Risk Leaders Apart


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.

Upgrading your business to a digital operating system


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 to start building your next-generation operating model


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

Rethinking customer journeys with the next-generation operating model


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

Private equity operating groups and the pursuit of ‘portfolio alpha’


While this function has become ubiquitous at private equity firms, they have yet to adopt a standard approach. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries. But many OSHA inspections lead to substantial improvements in a firm’s operations.

Toward an integrated technology operating model


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


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

Accelerating the shift to a next-generation operating model


Digital-native companies have captured value by mastering the use of next-generation operating models. Now established companies must race to catch up. Our Insights

Looking beyond technology to drive sales operations


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

Retail Bank Operational and Digital Leaders Reap the Rewards


BCG’s Retail-Banking Excellence benchmarking study (REBEX) profiles the operational and digital practices and performance of 20 of the world’s leading retail banks, a group of 40 institutions chosen for their size and the strength of their capabilities. Article Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

A future for mobile operators: The keys to successful reinvention


By transforming their networks and operations with the newest technologies, mobile operators could double their cash-flow conversion within five years. Our Insights

The next-generation operating model for the digital world


Doing that requires reinventing the operating model. Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Our Insights

An efficient operating model for US regional banks


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

Maximizing value from advanced analytics in telco service operations


By developing and pursuing high-potential use cases, telcos can unlock hidden value and ignite an analytics-driven transformation. Our Insights

Bend, Don’t Break: How Shale Operators Can Survive Volatile Commodity Prices


Shale operators must do what is necessary to negotiate today’s highly challenging environment while maintaining the gains they have made in operational efficiency and positioning themselves for a volatile future. Focus Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Scientist, Engineer and Operations Manager

Seth Godin Blog

The Operations Manager takes the handbook and executes on it. The operations manager makes it run on time. Operations managers shouldn't do experiments. A career is often based on one of these three stances: The Scientist does experiments.

Gene therapy for telecom operators: An interview with Jon Fredrik Baksaas


The former GSMA chairman and Telenor CEO discusses what telecoms operators need to do to adapt in the new competitive landscape. Telecommunications Insights

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together

Harvard Business

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. Analytics Operations IT Digital Articl

Deployment models: How mature are your operational practices?


Before setting out toward operational excellence, companies must see where they stand. A good maturity assessment provides more than a set of coordinates: it also maps out the first steps. Our Insights

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Essentially it is a fresh start, and it can begin any time we have an operational breakdown, to remind people of the need for change and continual improvement.

Putting customer experience at the heart of next-generation operating models


The benefits of improved customer experience can be fleeting unless changes to supporting back-end operations are made, as well. Our Insights

Intelligent process automation: The engine at the core of the next-generation operating model


Here’s how to use them to enhance productivity and efficiency, reduce operational risks, and improve customer experiences. Full intelligent process automation comprises five key technologies. Our Insights

Capturing the next frontier of value: Operating models for oil and gas fields of the future


As the global energy transition accelerates, upstream operators must modernize and shift to more economic operating models. Where and how should they seek the next generation of efficiency gains? Our Insights

Driverless Trucks to Hit Alberta’s Oilsands Region Replacing $200,000/yr Operators; Big Layoffs Coming


Above: Komatsu heavy earthmoving truck at the Tom Price iron ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto Group, near Perth, Australia. the Japanese manufacturer of earthmoving and construction machines, to purchase new heavy haulers for its mining operations north of Fort McMurray.

US Expels 35 Russian Intelligence Operatives from Russian Embassy


In yet another hypocritical salvo, President Obama Hits Russia with Tough Sanctions Over Election Hacking. Specifically, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, giving them 72 hours to leave. Obama also imposed sanctions against six individuals. Bear in mind, these actions come from a nation that tapped Merkel’s phone. more…). Economics

Design an Operating Model that Ties the Organizational Piece Parts Together

Kates Kesler

We recently worked with the CEO of a company who, supported by a large consulting firm, had launched heavy-weight business … Blog

Selling $7 Million In Consulting Services Within 12 Months with Shannon Adkins: Podcast #61

Consulting Success

a management consulting firm that brings change management and operational transformation expertise to global enterprises in the life sciences, healthcare and technology industries.

From Engineer To Successful Ecommerce Consultant with Mike Gammarino: Podcast #48

Consulting Success

Once you have those two things together, the next piece is the ecommerce operations piece. Many times as companies grow quickly, the sales and marketing of those products quickly outpaces the operations. Consulting Success Podcast business development ecommerce operations outsourcing operations