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 Continue reading What is OMNI Channel? – Where Does It Fit?
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, Continue reading The Internet of Things – IoT : Making sense of Its Components
“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). Continue reading Digital Supply Chain Technology …… Are you leveraging it to the fullest?
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: Continue reading Digital Technology as a Strategic Asset
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, Continue reading Developing an IoT strategy for your business
The explosion of smart devices, analytics engines, big data, and internet connectivity have thrown open the doors to an incredible set of business opportunities in Healthcare. Companies and institutions are recognizing that the Internet of Everything ( IoE ) has to be Continue reading Opening Doors to the Internet of Everything ( IoE ) in Healthcare
Are Your Digital Technology Platforms and Information Technology Processes Aligned With Your Business? – 8 Questions You Need to Answer
Middle market companies are challenged with leveraging their investments in Digital technology and IT infrastructure. Their systems are typically a patchwork quilt of software and hardware products that have been bolted together. They need systems that are scalable, sustainable, cost effective, available 24×7, Continue reading Are Your Digital Technology Platforms and Information Technology Processes Aligned With Your Business? – 8 Questions You Need to Answer
As cloud services have proliferated in the last decade, companies are increasingly asking themselves if they really need to have their own in-house datacenter. The digital footprint and budget for small companies often does not warrant the cost Continue reading To DC or not DC that is the question – Data Center (DC) and Cloud Strategies – Part I
The first blog in this series identified the phenomenon of Anti-Strategy as well-intentioned decisions made by senior leaders that are functionally focused because of a lack of a clear business strategy. With digital and information technology (IT) getting firmly established as a strategic corporate asset for middle market companies, we turn our attention to Continue reading INOCULATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ANTI-STRATEGY – PART IX
An earlier blog talked about the building blocks for aligning and integrating IT with the business. As IT becomes increasingly intertwined with the core operations of the company it’s time to take a fresh look at traditional middle market approaches to IT related Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR). Continue reading Business going increasingly Digital? – Rethinking Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery