Manufacturing Industry’s Real Enemy: Why Time Is The Biggest Threat You Need To Worry About
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Manufacturing Industry’s Real Enemy: Why Time Is The Biggest Threat You Need To Worry About

Whether political turbulence, economic challenges, or biological threats, we live in a world that is increasingly less predictable and where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) is the new norm.  This has revealed vulnerabilities in the traditional business models and the manner in which organizations operate.  Doing business as usual is no longer a viable…

The Post-Pandemic Production Floor
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The Post-Pandemic Production Floor

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the way businesses operate faster and more profoundly than possibly any other event in the history of the world.  For instance, in 2019, if we were to tell business leaders that the bulk of their white-collar workforce would be working from home for an extended period of time, the echo…

How to Sustain Your Organization’s Culture When Everyone Is Remote
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How to Sustain Your Organization’s Culture When Everyone Is Remote

The coronavirus pandemic’s office exodus risks diminishing company culture unless leaders take action to support it. Within just a few weeks earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a massive shift to remote work that may change the office as we know it forever. Many large companies are urging employees to work from home for…

Modern Business Models Will Drive the Post-Pandemic World
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Modern Business Models Will Drive the Post-Pandemic World

To remain relevant and resilient, companies and leaders must strive to build business models using three key components for growth. In the face of a global health and economic crisis, many traditional companies have suffered tremendous losses, and some have shuttered their doors. Those that heavily rely on physical capital (for example, stores, goods) and…

Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World
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Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

When the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, the world is going to look markedly different. The supply shock that started in China in February and the demand shock that followed as the global economy shut down exposed vulnerabilities in the production strategies and supply chains of firms just about everywhere. Temporary trade restrictions and shortages of pharmaceuticals,…