- Service companies can cut costs by borrowing techniques from their manufacturing brethren.
- By tailoring technology solutions to each client’s needs, logistics operators are doing unnecessary damage to their margins.
- November 30, 2006
- Thirty-six years after his book Future Shock, the world’s most influential futurist sees the informal economy as a basis of revolutionary wealth.November 30, 2006 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- Chronicles of the “Dogs of War”November 30, 2006 by Dov S. Zakheim
- The New SobrietyNovember 30, 2006 by David K. Hurst
- Eskom, Africa’s largest electric company, has shown the world how to combine social leadership and business success.November 30, 2006 by Ann Graham
- Booz Allen Hamilton’s annual study of the world’s 1,000 largest corporate R&D budgets uncovers a small group of high-leverage innovators who outperform their industries.
- When the price of fuel reflects all the costs, government and industry will know where to invest.November 30, 2006 by Lord Andrew Turnbull
- Staying ahead of security rules can create competitive advantage.
- How nonprofit organizations can stretch their limited resources by focusing on priorities and avoiding mission creep.
- While oil and gas industries ramp up “megaprojects” to meet demand, few companies really know how to manage them effectively.
- How to make smart decisions that will maximize manufacturing efficiencies.
- Understanding the rationale for a merger can help leaders uncover the potential value of a deal.
- Long-term strategist, juggler of diverse tasks, or productivity champion — the role of operations chief can deeply affect a company’s direction.
- In acquiring Kinko’s, FedEx is testing its own mastery of the art of integrating new companies.August 28, 2006 by Michael Copeland
- For companies that want to build a global growth engine, offshoring innovation is both a challenge and a necessity.
- As the turbulent global services industry matures, a highly skilled cadre of master providers and customers is emerging.
- Organizational network analysis is helping companies share knowledge worldwide, one natural broker at a time.
- Environmental liabilities — even abandoned oil platforms and polluted wetlands — are hidden sources of value.
- The objective is not merely to divest brands, but to achieve higher rates of growth for the brands that remain.
- By assigning groups of individuals to categories of decisions, organizations can maintain coherence in the face of uncertainty.
- May 30, 2006
- On schools for elder leaders, Japanese decision making, innovation inertia, and more.
- This self-governing corporate structure protects communities and prospers in a globalizing world.
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