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Joseph Robinson is the Vice President of Strategy at Flevy. Flevy is the marketplace for best practices in business management. Learn how the Fortune 100 and global consulting firms do it. Improve the growth and efficiency of your organization by leveraging Flevy's library of best practice methodologies and templates. The documents at Flevy (https://flevy.com) are of the same caliber as those produced by top-tier management consulting firms, like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and Accenture. Most were developed by seasoned executives and consultants with 20+ years of experience. Flevy covers 200+ management topics, ranging from Digital Transformation to Growth Strategy to Lean Management. You can peruse a full list of management topics available on Flevy here. Prior to Flevy, Joseph worked as an Associate at BCG and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. You can connect with Joseph on LinkedIn here.

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When Being Different Becomes the Game Plan: Let The Innovation Process Keep You on Track

In today’s global economy, the leading driver behind its growth is Innovation. Yet, it is the least understood. Throughout the last century, captains of industries learned to master the process of production to such extent that it no longer functions as a significant Competitive Advantage. The challenge today is to master the process of Innovation.  […]

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The 21st Century Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Shift to Circular Economy

The global economy is currently producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, Half of these is for single use. With the population growing at a fast rate, we are requiring more resources than ever before. Yet, our finite resources are diminishing Our economy has been built on the concept of a Linear Economy. […]

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Secrets to Becoming a Global Leader: The Art and Science of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Strategies

“Selecting the right measure and measuring things right are both art and science. And KPIs influence management behavior as well as business culture.” ― Pearl Zhu, CIO Master: Unleash the Digital Potential of It The 2018 Strategic Measurement Global Executive Study and Research Report showed that business leaders worldwide are struggling to strike a workable balance between […]

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Achieving Success in Post-merger Integration (PMI): The Top 10 Tips Every Organization Must Know

When organizations go through a Post-merger Integration, often management realizes that it is never a simple undertaking. It is a highly complex process. Swift action is required as well as being able to run the core business activities simultaneously.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful PMI Process. However, to maximize deal value, there […]

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Pricing Perception: Is Reducing The Price The Best Decision?

Price wars have broken out in consumer industries around the world. In fact, retailers such as ALDI, Amazon, and Walmart have used price to position themselves against traditional competitors in the market, pinching margins all around. Prices are being reduced because of the belief that this will boost their perceived value to consumers, who implicitly […]

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Effective Communication 101 for CIOs

“When it comes to communicating, the CIO is both a storyteller and educator.” Chris Manriquez, VP for IT and CIO, California State University, Dominguez Hills. CIOs must be both a storyteller and an educator. Aside from this, they must also be a strategist. The majority of CIOs might speak the language of technology fluently, but […]

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The Growth of a Giant: The Logistics Clusters in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

In the late 1990s, business strategist Michael Porter argued that clusters make business more competitive by increasing the pace of innovation and stimulating new business formation. National and regional governments quickly embraced the idea and immediately supported its development by providing the necessary funding support. As expected, good things started to happen: businesses became interested […]

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The Art (and Science) of Winning a Price War: The Price War Strategy

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War Many companies are competing on the basis of low prices.  Yet, Price Wars represent a fundamentally different dynamic than simply trying to get […]

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Why Companies Need to Take a Serious Look at Factory Audits in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Factory Audits are often conducted by companies to confirm whether the supplier is delivering the supplied goods per agreed-upon terms and standards (e.g. quality, safety, ethical, environmental, etc.). This has become an important undertaking for companies to continually ensure that it consistently meets it’s quality and performance standards. In a time where there is global […]

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When Survival in the Midst of Chaos Calls for Supply Chain Sustainability

In the modern age, organizations are striving to form a sustainable Supply Chain system to cope with the challenges that are arising. Such issues include the emission of hazardous substances, excessive resource consumption, Supply Chain risks, and complex procedures. Through Strategic Planning, organizations around the globe are adopting strategies to become a sustainable organization.  In […]

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The COSO Framework: An Organization’s Guide to an Effective Internal Control System

As the business and operating environment changes, there has been a greater demand for transparency and accountability as to the integrity of internal control. This has become very critical today as businesses drive to enhance the likelihood of them achieving their objectives and be able to adapt to changes in the global business environment. The […]

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Organizational DNA: The 4 Building Blocks to Effective Execution

The most resilient and consistently successful companies have discovered that the devil is in the details of the organization. No company may ever totally master the enigma of execution. But for them organizing to execute has truly become a competitive edge. Execution only becomes effective when the company’s DNA is holistically integrated. This means weaving […]

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