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2020 Disrupted: Five Essential Actions To Take Now
How to best protect and inform employees, defend financials, safeguard the supply chain, preserve cash, and fortify your infrastructure in the face of the global pandemic.
2021 Hackett 1000: Improve Liquidity, Release Cash across Three Elements of Working Capital
Cash management skills helped large U.S. companies manage through the crisis of 2020. Most took steps to increase liquidity and cash on hand – including borrowing, in many cases – to buffer demand shocks and uncertainty.
Capitalizing on Modern Technology To Advance Integrated Planning
To get the job done, companies had to mobilize vast resources to conduct rapid replanning, but they faced major data issues – from access to governance – that were exposed through this real-world stress test.
The Next Normal: Beyond Crisis
The disruption of Covid-19, now compounded by recession, has dramatically increased the importance of continuing digital transformation initiatives. This infographic details key strategies to turn the crisis into opportunity and the three imperatives to thrive in the next normal.
2020 Disrupted: Fortify, Fast-Track and Invest in Your Digital Future
Technology has been a lifeline for minimizing the impact on business operations and processes. To prevail in the next normal, companies will need to rationalize current internal technology spending and fast-track their digital investments to deliver expected operational efficiencies in the medium to longer term.
Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis
The unfolding coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world into a public-health crisis, resulting in major disruption of business and the global economy. Learn the five principal risks emanating from the crisis and its fallout, as well as risk management imperatives and corresponding recommended actions for each.
Just-in-Time Forecasting: Beyond Periodic Planning
The unprecedented nature of the coronavirus outbreak means that companies that haven’t yet adopted event-based forecasting are flying blind when it comes to assessing the financial ramifications of this sudden, unexpected, worldwide event. In the space of a few short weeks, budgets and plans created at the end of 2019 have become obsolete.
Leveraging the Management Business Review to Drive Integrated Business Planning
Integrated business planning (IBP) can dramatically improve the company’s ability to realize its strategic objectives. Properly setting up the MBR (management business review) is a critical success factor for implementing IBP (integrated business process) most of the time overlooked.
Three essential traits of next-generation G&A functions
Automation, artificial intelligence and other technologies are poised to reshape the G&A functions. Catch-up with the trend and bring your organization to world-class level by developing next-generation capabilities.
Robotic Process Automation: A Reality Check and a Route Forward
While robotic process automation (RPA) has become a dominant theme of back-office performance improvement, most current initiatives have yet to capture the full improvement opportunities.
Fixing an Overly Complicated Sales and Operations Planning Process
Increased complexity in the value chain has put a lot of pressure on sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes. Learn what is driving cumbersome, overly complicated processes and how best to address the issues.
Profit from Balancing Your Inventory: Reaching and Moving the Service Level–Inventory Curve
Effectively managing inventory levels to meet customer demand is a balancing act for organizations.
Understanding Blockchain, Part 2: Applications for the Emerging Distributed Ledger Platform
Blockchain is an emerging technology platform which is here to stay. Leaders of enterprise operations and individual functions such as IT, finance, human resources and procurement, should familiarize themselves with the experiences of early adopters and evaluate the suitability of their own applications and processes for blockchain.
Blockchain: The Emerging Application Platform for Digital Business Ecosystems
Blockchain is an emerging technology that fundamentally changes the way information is shared and business rules are executed and managed between partners in a digitally connected ecosystem.
Game Over or Game Changer? Business Process Outsourcing in the Digital Age
Digital transformation presents new opportunities to reduce costs and staffing levels and deliver a Quantum Leap® in performance improvement.
A Blueprint for Getting Started With Robotic Process Automation
Robotic process automation (RPA) is at the top of the business services agenda, driven by unprecedented savings potential and other benefits. By positioning RPA to support broad transformation of end-to-end transactional processes.
Digital Benchmarking: 6 Keys to Quantum Leap Improvement
Digital transformation presents new opportunities to reduce costs and staffing levels and deliver a quantum leap in performance improvement. To capitalize, a company must target the right improvement initiatives and execute them with discipline and efficiency.
Job Losses From Digital Transformation to Exceed Offshoring Impact in Next 5 Years
Digital transformation, in conjunction with ongoing offshoring, is projected to result in a decline in demand for jobs in business services totaling between 1.4 and 1.5 million FTEs in North America and Western Europe by 2022.
Building a Global Predictive Analytics Capability
The untapped potential of predictive analytics is significant. Where value-based predictive analytics have been put to use on a localized basis, the result has been a measurable improvement in business predictability, profitability and cash-flow generation.
Selecting a Best-Fit Integrated Business Planning Technology Solution
For many years, even leading organizations drudged through the IBP process using a patchwork of spreadsheets and manual labor. While IBP technology vendors have evolved their offerings to support more elegant and efficient solutions, there is no one-size-fits-all IBP solution.
EPM Gains Momentum in the Cloud
While current adoption of cloud-based solutions for enterprise performance management is low, research by The Hackett Group predicts a dramatic increase in adoption within the next few years.
Public Sector Innovation Summit 2017 Report
How is innovation taking place in the public sector in Australia? At the 2017 Public Sector Innovation Summit in Australia, more than 200 leaders, executives and managers across all levels and functional areas of government came together to explore this question.