With the right approach, lean management can reduce your field force’s cost, even while improving customer experience. But getting the details right matters.
Businesses that can’t see where their resources are going are flying blind. To respond to the unexpected, managers need new capabilities that show where they are and how much room they have to maneuver.
Rather than the traditional benchmark-based approach, a bottom-up analysis can determine what costs should be for any given warehouse, helping companies prioritize improvements and investments.
Heavy industry has a lot to gain from the digital revolution. To capture the benefits, companies need the right kind of transformation plan.
Managing modern consumer-goods supply chains is demanding, but measuring supply-chain performance should be simple. It isn’t yet— because of an inconsistent approach to the critical OTIF metric.
In the face of rising uncertainty, get ready for the unexpected. To build resilience, accelerate productivity improvement and operational flexibility.
Six factors will determine whether Europe’s building-materials players can grow at the same rate as the construction industry they supply.
Procurement has an opportunity, indeed an imperative, to transform from an enabler of cost reduction to a creator of sustainable competitive advantage.
Measuring production performance digitally—and acting on the insights—can give a kick to the bottom line and be the first step on a digital transformation journey
US consumer products companies are facing a manufacturing-labor crisis. It’s time they took a fresh look at their automation options.