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Seven value drivers for the future of procurement

Evolve towards the future of procurement by unlocking potential seven value drivers

How can Arthur D.Little support ?Assess potential and develop conceptsUnderstand industry trends and derive future implicationsAssess maturity level and identify opportunitiesDevelop target picture and design pilot projectsDevelop transformation roadmapTransform the organization and implement...
Operations management

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levelsSuccessful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely...
Operations management

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations management

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to...
Aerospace & defense, Operations management

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010. Now is when the decision is made as to who will capitalise on the opportunities of the coming recovery phase and who can lay the foundation for the years of future...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Procurement Performance Measurement

What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success

Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science. However looking deeper, adequate measurement of procurement success is a big issue...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Operational Performance Excellence

Die Finanzkrise wirkt sich auf alle Branchen aus. Unternehmen müssen jetzt zügig reagieren, um die negativen Auswirkungen sinkender Nachfrage und begrenztem Zugang zu Kapital zu umgehen. Einer der wichtigsten Ansätze auf dem Weg dahin ist die Optimierung der Wertschöpfungskette, die nachhaltiges...
Operations management

Money's not all banks buy

Strategic Supplier Management for Financial Services Organisations

Purchasing, as a rule, is not part of a bank or insurance company’s core business. As a result, financial services organisations often underestimate both the risks associated with purchasing and the advantages of managing suppliers and product groups in a systematic way. Strategic management of...
Financial services, Operations management

Networked Procurement

Networking as future strategy delivers measurable higher and sustainable value for your company

The underlying reason being the low degree of networking of procurement with other functions, which often can be explained through the amendable qualification of procurement employees and the resulting lack of acceptance for procurement.
Operations management