One Way to Build More Resilient Medical Supply Chains in the U.S
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One Way to Build More Resilient Medical Supply Chains in the U.S

Summary.   When shortages of PPE and other medical supplies hit in the early months of the pandemic, tens of thousands of domestic producers — from individual to large companies in other industries — sprang into action and made a huge difference. They should not be forgotten after the pandemic is over. Health care organizations should factor them…

The Anti-CEO Playbook
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The Anti-CEO Playbook

Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past — and shares his vision for a new, “anti-CEO playbook” that prioritizes people over profits. “This is the…

What Is Disruptive Innovation?
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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Summary.   For the past 20 years, the theory of disruptive innovation has been enormously influential in business circles and a powerful tool for predicting which industry entrants will succeed. Unfortunately, the theory has also been widely misunderstood, and the “disruptive” label has been applied too carelessly anytime a market newcomer shakes up well-established incumbents. In this…

Managing Your “To-Do List”
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Managing Your “To-Do List”

I Tried 4 To-Do List Methods. Here’s What Worked. You know that slimy, green ghost from Ghostbusters? The one that floats around eating everything in sight? That’s kind of what my to-do list reminds me of. Every day it just grows bigger and bigger as I desperately try to get it under control. (Anyone have an extra proton pack lying…

How great supply-chain organizations work
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How great supply-chain organizations work

When redesigning a supply-chain organization, it’s intuitive to look to successful companies’ design choices. But our research finds that other factors correlate better to bottom-line performance. How do decisions about the design of supply-chain organizations affect the overall performance of a business? We recently analyzed the supply-chain organizations of more than 50 companies in a…