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Four steps to the Internet of Everything ( IoE )
  • Four steps to the Internet of Everything ( IoE )

    Preparing for a Downturn

    The Internet of Everything: 8.4 billion and $2 trillion!  Those are the estimated number of connected ‘things’ on the internet and the amount spent on these devices and services by the end of 2017, according to a Gartner study.  The number of connected things is expected to …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Cost Takeout, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, on December 14, 2017
  • IT Transformation For A Leaner, More Nimble Business

    Preparing for a Downturn

    In an earlier blog we saw that a well-crafted IT transformation strategy (a.k.a. cost takeout strategy) is so much more than a once and done cost reduction exercise.  A cost takeout strategy orchestrates …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, on September 29, 2017
  • Cost Takeout as a Strategy

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Cost Takeout has been heard at one time or another in every C-Suite and boardroom.  The primary objective of every leadership team is to take out cost.  We live in a world where everything can be done at lower cost. With that in mind, how does a leadership team develop a cost takeout strategy?  The first thing is to make sure everyone is clear on what a cost takeout strategy really is.  Let’s start with what it isn’t.

    It is not: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, on July 27, 2017
  • Change Management in a Cost Takeout Environment

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Everyone has been through “Cost Savings Programs” and “Cost Reduction Programs”, but what is the Organizational impact of a true Cost Takeout process? 

    Key descriptors for cost reduction programs include total …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Strategic Execution, on July 24, 2017
  • Restructuring A Large Manufacturing And Distribution Operation

    Turn around and RestructuringIn today’s manufacturing world speed and focus are the driving forces behind successful businesses. In the majority of non-defense related industries, customers have a myriad of options to choose from and they are quick to make changes when their profitability suffers from a poor performing supplier. This is especially true in consumer based products where every category of product has multiple vendors located around the world. It might take a few months for a product cycle to move to a new vendor, but once the decision has been made, the cost of reentry is prohibitive on both the top and bottom line. For the vendor and its executive team, when customers are …Read More

    This entry was posted in Case Studies, Continuous Improvement, Cost Takeout, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, on April 12, 2013
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