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Manufacturing Reshoring: Have You Included These 6 Key Considerations in Your Strategy?

Kearney’s 7th Annual Reshoring Index revealed a dramatic reversal of a five year trend, as domestic US manufacturing in 2019 commanded a significantly greater share versus the 14 Asian low-cost countries (LCCs), with manufacturing imports from China registering a particularly sharp decline. In 2019, imports of manufactured goods from 14 Asian LCC offshore trading partners […]

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First Law of Digital Transformation: 3 Core Elements to Manage Digital Change

Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, observed that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years.  He projected that this rate of growth would continue for at least another decade. His observation, termed the “Moore’s Law,” has correctly predicted the pace of innovation for several decades and guided strategic planning and […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Five Forces

Michael Eugene Porter—a Professor at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School—is widely acclaimed for his unmatched prowess in competitive strategy, strategic planning, global economic development, and the application of competitive principles and strategic approaches.  Renowned as the father of modern day strategy, Dr. Porter is an author of 18 books and a […]

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An Intro to Strategic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): The KPI Virtuous Cycle

Technological innovation and intensifying competition are forcing leaders to rethink how they use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage and direct organizations.  Digitization has reinforced the importance of Key Performance Indicators not only in enhancing employee performance but driving the overall organizational productivity. The role of KPIs is becoming more dynamic.  KPIs are getting demonstrably […]

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OK, the Merger’s Done. How Do We Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies?

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions.  However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives. Revenue Synergies are a decisive factor in closing such deals.  However, […]

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Strategy Is Just Like Air

I’ve had a great response to my recent post announcing whywhathow (my venture into the world of strategy, performance and governance for not-for-profit and professional services organisations, if you missed it). So, how will whywhathow make a difference, you might ask?  Is my approach really special or unique? That will ultimately be for others to decide, but […]

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Culture Eats Strategy in Digital Transformation

A lot of companies are at risk of becoming victims of digital Darwinism these days. Competitors in their industry are ahead of them in the digital arena. And there is always the risk of an outsider disrupting the entire industry. For many companies the words digital transformation ranks high on the list of priorities. One […]

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Do You Have a “Strategy for Speed?” Start by Conquering the “10 Plus Wastes”

There is always much talk about the basic technology (and supplemental technology) solutions that are designed to optimize systems in an effort to work “smarter” in a distribution center or warehouse–to possess a “strategy for speed.” Managers are now under more pressure than ever (and they should be) to carve out space and optimize throughput.  […]

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Strategic Assumptions – A Prerequisite to Great Strategies: 10 Tips

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from Executive Smarts, a collection of 25 concise chapters on management and leadership. For a limited time the e-version is free. The book’s co-authors, William Casey and Wendi Peck, teach and consult on the topics of organizational behavior management, organizational structure design, strategic communication, and strategic planning & execution. This material is […]

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