The CEO Outlook Pulse |CEOs investing in AI strategy but with challenges emerging

The CEO Outlook Pulse |CEOs investing in AI strategy but with challenges emerging

CEOs globally recognize the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), but most are encountering significant challenges in formulating and operationalizing related strategies. While over two-thirds see the need to act quickly on GenAI, a similar proportion also report being stymied by uncertainty in this space, making it challenging to respond at speed. While the vast majority…

How the great supply chain reset is unfolding

How the great supply chain reset is unfolding

Companies are making their supply chains more cost-efficient, resilient and sustainable in an increasingly uncertain world. Over the last couple of decades, many supply chains have become linear global chains, stretched to their limit in pursuit of efficient, mass production with low-cost countries, just-in-time inventory and limited inherent resilience. These models were geared towards growing…

Project Managers, Unlock the Power of Timeboxing

Project Managers, Unlock the Power of Timeboxing

Summary.   Modern work is inherently project-based and collaborative. We are all project managers to some extent. From film directors and restaurant owners to lawyers and accountants, many professions involve managing projects. For everyone, not just project managers, mastering timeboxing can be a gateway to bridging the gap between intention and execution. You’re probably already timeboxing, at…

Cover Story: The road to achieving operational excellence

Cover Story: The road to achieving operational excellence

Operational excellence (OpEx) is an approach to business management which emphasises continuous improvement across all aspects of a business, within all its processes, by creating a culture where management and employees are invested in business outcomes and empowered to implement change. It allows organisations to reach higher levels of service and product delivery through better…

A freight market turnaround in 2024?

A freight market turnaround in 2024?

Tender rejection data in the FreightWaves SONAR data platform shows that the freight market bottomed on May 14. Since then, conditions for carriers have slowly been improving. SONAR’s outbound tender rejection index (OTRI) tracks the balance of supply and demand in trucking by measuring the percentage of truckload freight that is rejected. In trucking, supply…

Supply Chain: 2023 So Far in 10 Data Points

Supply Chain: 2023 So Far in 10 Data Points

Our core scenario is that 2023 is the year that supply chains return to normal and companies turn to long-term supply chain strategies. We identify 10 data points that show supply chains mostly returning to normal, though there are notable areas of concern. We also flag what’s next for each measure.  Excerpt from the beginning…