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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Reinvention

Majority of pharmaceutical companies are persisting with decade old processes and routines.  They have transactional relationships with suppliers, lack of concerted efforts to progress ahead, and no vision to reap productivity rewards.  The reasons for continuing with these traditional practices include tax regimes, regulatory hurdles, and stable revenues from customers dependent on existing industry offerings. […]

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3 Pillars of Globalization

Early 2000s saw a change of mind regarding the Globalization of commerce by members of the political and economic arenas.  This change of mind was instigated by myths perpetuated against commerce Globalization because of the dichotomy that appeared between existing Operating Models of companies and needs of the emerging markets. These perceived trade-offs that were […]

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5Cs of Site Selection

Site Selection is the practice of choosing a new facility location. It involves measuring the needs of a new project against the merits of potential locations. The practice became popular during the 20th century, as operations of many organizations expanded to new geographies on a national and international scale. Selection of sites has been known […]

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6 Strategies for Post-Merger Integration Synergies

A significant number of Mergers remain unsuccessful, because companies do not employ a thorough and disciplined approach to realizing Post-Merger Integration Synergies.  In reasons for failure, we hear remarks like: Targets were set several months earlier by the top management without consulting the line managers, or taking ground realities into consideration. Assumption base for setting […]

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Supply Chain Management: 6 Building Blocks of Warehouse Cost Reduction

Cut-throat competition in industries has driven companies to find ways to reduce costs while increasing efficiency.  To accomplish this, most companies have skillfully endeavored to streamline Sales, Operations Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Logistics. One area that has still not grabbed industry’s attention is out-bound Supply Chain Management–from packaging to final delivery.  Companies generally neglect […]

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Strategic Restructuring – 5 Critical Success Factors

Reorganization becomes essential at some stage in the lifecycle of any organization.  In order to emerge triumphant through this tumultuous challenge, it is necessary that the focus remains on the challenges impeding the organization, thorough Strategic Planning to tackle the challenges, and prioritizing strategic initiatives to deliver effective Business Transformation.  Strategic Restructuring has the capability to […]

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Supply Chain Management: 2 Phases of Transportation Cost Reduction

Companies looking to improve efficiency and reduce costs can gain significant ground in the Supply Chain Management function by incorporating Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques. Reason this area has gone under the radar is that companies do not consider Supply Chain to be their core competency. Not only Warehousing but Transportation also has almost […]

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Restructuring 101: Use These Assessment Processes and Methods for Redeployment

Organizations that have survived over time have had to reinvent themselves over and over with the changes in the environment.  These Business Transformations almost always include Cost Reduction that tend to lean towards Headcount Reduction.  Headcount Reduction is typically achieved using 2 approaches: Downsizing Restructuring Downsizing keeps the fundamentals of the roles same with only […]

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Target Costing: An Effective Approach to Pricing Products

Cost-based Pricing is fast becoming a relic of the past and being substituted by the concept of Target Costing.  Target Costing is referred to as an organized process to determine the cost at which a proposed product must be developed so as to generate profits at the product’s anticipated selling price in future. In highly […]

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To Survive COVID-19, We Need to Manage the 3 Cs – Costs, Capital, and Cash Flow

The entire world is facing the same crisis right now.  As of the morning of April 2nd, there are close to 1MM Coronavirus cases worldwide, of which 75% are active cases.  For almost all countries, the case growth is still growing exponentially on a day-to-day basis. With entire nations under lock-down, many industries and businesses […]

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Conducting PMI? Here Are the Critical 8 Decision Levers to Evaluate

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are unique and complex endeavors.  These initiatives demand tailored solutions keeping in view the varying environments, ways of doing business, culture of the two combining organizations, and internal and external forces influencing the deal. These transactions necessitate making 8 important decisions based on thorough deliberation and analysis of all relevant factors […]

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Effectively Controlling Your Business’s Costs? 5 Frameworks on Cost Management

Managing and reducing costs is a critical for any organization’s survival. It’s a prerequisite for staying competitive. Below are 5 frameworks used by management consulting firms specializing in Cost Management. They cover initiatives that range from department-specific to enterprise-wide. Cost Reduction Opportunities (across Value Chain) https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/cost-reduction-204 This document identifies 45 cost reduction initiatives across the […]

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