From the time we are small children, feedback loops are part of our everyday lives even if we are unaware of the fact. They hide behind a plethora of names; report cards, speeding tickets, health checks, standardized tests. No matter what aspect of our lives we find them, they all share the same general premise…. read more →
From day-to-day function to strategic competitive advantage 1. Introduction & the Early Days The term “supply chain management” was first introduced in 1982 by Keith Oliver, then a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. However, the concept of supply chain, as well as its major components, like procurement, logistics and warehousing, was known in management long before…. read more →
Negotiation is usually dreaded because of lack of understanding. Negotiation Overview Negotiation is a part of everyday life, but in today’s complex business environment, it is critical to organizational success. Effective negotiation is a skill often mastered by a few and misunderstood by most employees in any organization. However, whether or not they realize it,… read more →
The Rise of Borderless Human Capital Globalization, technological advancements, and competitive pressures have fuelled the trend to outsource non-core functions of a company to alternative locations at a more economical cost to reduce labour expenditures. The availability of many offshore suppliers that specialize in common functions that can provide higher productivity than in-house staff has made this… read more →
One of the world’s leading land-based drilling companies experienced much higher maintenance costs in the USA than elsewhere in its global organization. The client wished to improve mean time between failure (MTBF) performance and drive real efficiencies in its maintenance and procurement functions.
A diverse array of payer guidelines has created new challenges to streamlining processes. U.S. Health Insurance Impacts on Commercial Providers There currently is no standard health insurance provided in the United States, nor mandates that require individuals to purchase health insurance (individually or through an employer). Although low-income earners are automatically qualified for Medicaid through… read more →