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Modeling Costs to Optimize Value with a Digital Twin
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Modeling Costs to Optimize Value with a Digital Twin

The Hackett Group Managing Director of Europe David Ketchin talked with Associate Principal Tom Kellaway about how companies can determine…
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Making the Case for Technology Simplification

Uncertainty in today’s business environment has raised the urgency for enterprise agility. This has in turn forced IT leaders to…
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Get Rid of The Long Tail to Release Cash and Reduce Cost

The current coronavirus pandemic has seriously tested the resilience and agility of every organizations’ supply chain function. Lockdowns have disrupted…
5 Steps to Building a Post-COVID ‘Cash Culture’
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5 Steps to Building a Post-COVID ‘Cash Culture’

In today’s world CFOs are analyzing daily cash inflows and outflows as organizations manage liquidity concerns but in 2020 Finance…
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BPO Contracts: Your Rate Card May Be Great – But Are You Still Paying for Too Much?

If you’ve been part of a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Managed Services contract negotiation, you understand that it is distinctly…
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How To Conserve Cash in the Face of Major Disruptions?

The unraveling coronavirus pandemic is disrupting supply chains and altering consumer behavior. To insulate themselves from the ravages of market…
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Understanding the Benefits of Supply Chain Agility

What is supply chain agility? Supply chain agility can be defined as an organization’s ability to profitably manufacture and deliver…
Taking a Strategic Approach to Sustaining Enterprise Cost Optimization
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Taking a Strategic Approach to Sustaining Enterprise Cost Optimization

Enterprise cost optimization has resurfaced as a major objective, with many companies looking for a way to create lasting change.…
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US Manufacturing Sector Anticipates Sharp Sales and EPS Growth Decline in 2019

Guidance issued to date by US manufacturing companies during the Q4 2018 earnings release cycle points to a sharp decline…
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How US Companies Plan to Spend Their 2017 Tax Reform Windfall

The 2017 tax reform was intended to incentivize US companies to repatriate overseas’ cash and use their tax savings to…
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What GBS Leaders Should be Watching Out for as Brexit Approaches

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11 p.m. UK time on Friday, March 29, 2019. However,…
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Global Business Services for Supply Chain and Commercial Operations

Is the timing right to consider centralizing global supply chain and commercial processes? While traditional global business services (GBS) typically…

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