Operational Excellence is…

“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – and is precursor to becoming a high-performance organization.”

Establishing Kill Chains in Business Operations

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In my book, “State of Readiness” is a brief discussion on “Effects Chains” (pgs 271-277); which is really a re-branding (for purposes of sensibilities) of “kill chains” that I borrowed from military parlance and adapted to business. In the context of the military, a kill chain refers to a series of stages or steps that an attacker follows to successfully carry out the attack.  As such, it is a framework used to understand and analyze the various stages involved in an attack; from the initial reconnaissance to the final objective achieved by the attacker.  The understanding of kill chain concepts…
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Study: Industry now dominates AI research

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Why it matters: Industry is taking the lead on artificial intelligence research that has traditionally been the domain of academia. What does this mean for research that is in the…

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A Value Proposition: Managing Costs with ERP

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I read a great blog post regarding the Value Proposition of seat belts.  Seat Belts!  Who would think that seat belts needed a marketing plan?  Then again, I can remember riding in my…
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