Why are new products always late, over budget, and fail to meet customer, technical performance, and financial expectations? Great question, and an all too familiar question. Revenue from new products and services is unquestionably a critical measure of global success. Organizations that are capable of superior innovation and time to market of new products and services are the winners in this challenging economy. [Read more…] about Improve Time To Market and Win!
Archives for April 2013
“Why is it so complicated to get the right products in the right quantity to the right place at the right time?” If you work in supply chain management long enough, someone will ask you this naive question. The answers to this question are not that simple because the root causes are deeply buried in a complex, interdependent global network of transactional business processes. [Read more…] about Supply Chain Excellence: Simple in Concept, Complex in Practice
Lean, six sigma, lean six sigma, and continuous improvement in general has become a commoditized activity in almost all organizations. We are reaching a point where the question of which organizations do and do not have continuous improvement initiatives underway is no longer important (except if your organization is in the do-not category). [Read more…] about Tell-tale Signs of a Failing Improvement Initiative
Our uncertain economy has certainly knocked the wind out of the sails of most formal improvement initiatives in organizations. Today many organizations are so overloaded with multitasking immediate crisis after crisis that their people become ineffective at everything. We are all in a new economy that requires a new way of thinking and a more nimble style of leadership. [Read more…] about Excellence Requires Enlightened Leadership