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What is OMNI Channel? – Where Does It Fit?
  • What is OMNI Channel? – Where Does It Fit?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    All of our clients are having OMNI channel discussions these days. Why? Because OMNI Channel is the front end of the supply chain and has a significant impact on supply chain optimization. These discussions are fraught with a lot of misunderstanding of what OMNI channel is and how it supports the company’s Market Effectiveness.  Googling OMNI Channel delivers …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Market Effectiveness, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on January 25, 2020
  • CRM Traps and Pitfalls to Avoid

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Since the inception of Sales Force in 1999, CRM has gained incredible popularity in just about every business.  Recent research indicates that over 90% of companies with over 11 employees use some kind of CRM. It is now used to document any customer related information you can think of and is part of a company’s Market Effectiveness.  The great news …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Market Effectiveness, on January 25, 2020
  • The Internet of Things – IoT : Making sense of Its Components

    Preparing for a Downturn

    The phrase “Internet of Things ( IoT )” or “Internet of Everything ( IoE )” and its application to manufacturing and distribution does not bring to mind a concrete set of images or business approach to most senior executives.  In fact, the opposite is true, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, on May 17, 2019
  • Digital Supply Chain Technology …… Are you leveraging it to the fullest?

    Preparing for a Downturn

    “The world is a supply chain, every company has one and its backbone is technology.”

    We just finished supply chain optimization projects for two middle market CPG companies. In one of the projects, we created programs that will reduce inventory by $15M and annual operating costs by $2.5M (You can read the case study here). …Read More

    This entry was posted in Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Supply Chain Optimization, on May 10, 2019
  • Digital Technology as a Strategic Asset

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    Companies today increasingly recognize Digital Technology and IT infrastructure as a strategic asset that provides companies with the ability to effectively compete in its’ marketplace – an observation underscored by the Nash KPMG 2017 CIO Survey finding that CIOs sit on 62% of executive boards as opposed to 38% in 2005.  While their relative importance varies slightly from year to year, the C-Suite charter for Digital Technology consistently features the following items: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, Total Cost of Ownership, on April 19, 2019
  • The Need for Technology Succession Planning

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Most organizations do Leadership Succession Planning at some level of effectiveness. Very little has been written about the need for incorporating technology succession planning and while technology leadership is part of the standard succession planning model, little is done about succession planning and skills development for subject matter experts, their supporting teams and successive upgrades and new technologies. Teams …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, Talent Management, on February 10, 2019
  • Developing an IoT strategy for your business

    Preparing for a Downturn

    Most companies are struggling to identify the value of IoT (Internet of Things) and Blockchain in their business. That is partly due to the relationship between Strategy and IoT. While there is a need to have an IoT strategy, it needs to be a subset of the ultimate business strategy. IoT is an enabling technology that allows the business to rethink it strategy, how it goes to market and the product road (goods and services) that IoT enables.  As a result, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, on January 9, 2019
  • Blockchain – IoT Strategies and Use Cases – Oil and Gas Industry

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    Blockchain and IoT technologies provide an opportunity to significantly reduce upstream and downstream costs in the Oil and Gas Industry. The World Economic Forum estimates that the digitization of the Oil and Gas industry could unlock $1.6T of value globally and realize $140B in productivity. While Blockchain and IoT won’t be …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, Total Cost of Ownership, on September 29, 2018
  • Group50 Announces a Mid-Market Blockchain Working Group

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    Group50, Thinaër, Sweetbridge Alliance Network Form New Blockchain Working Group for Mid-Market Supply Chain Optimization and Liquidity

    Combining solutions for blockchain data integration, secure IoT, and supply chain liquidity with industry best practices for blockchain platform delivery and implementation

    …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, on September 16, 2018
  • Group50® Consulting announces Scioebc™ the first Blockchain product powered by THINaër, the end-to-end platform for the Internet of Things

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    By Jim Gitney

    April 17, 2018

     Los Angeles, CA – Group50 announced today the launch of Scioebc™, a next generation supply chain product  that utilizes the blockchain and is powered by THINaër, an IoT platform building The Internet of People, Places and ThingsSM. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 17, 2018
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