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SKUs me while we fix this bottleneck.

01/22/2018

By Amy Languell

For the past 20 years, consumer brand companies have invested in a tremendous ability for their manufacturing and supply chain operations to support agile development and to produce variety.

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Digital Transformation – Part VI: An Evolutionary Leap in Human Intelligence

01/17/2018

By Rod Collins

“May you live in interesting times,” is an old English expression whose enigmatic meaning can make people wonder whether they’ve been offered a blessing or a curse. Regardless of the apparent well-wisher’s intentions, interesting times are oftentimes a blessing for some and a curse for others. The difference depends upon how capable and how fast people are in recognizing and embracing new ideas and new opportunities.

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Why managing a Consumer Brand is so hard.

01/08/2018

By Amy Languell

What do consumers want? In a word, more. More products. More varieties. More formats. More channels. And they want more of everything NOW. Between multiplying product versions, increasing product line extensions, more varied retail formats and your need to competitively innovate, the number of SKUs you have to support is getting out of control.

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Digital Transformation – Part V: Blockchain May Be the Future of IT

11/17/2017

By Rod Collins

Morning Star is not your usual company. That’s because the 400-person California-based agribusiness has no supervisors. Rather than relying on the intelligence of an elite few, Morning Star is a highly successful self-managing peer-to-peer network that has skillfully leveraged the “power of many” to sustain its position as the world’s largest tomato processor.

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Digital Transformation – Part IV: The Two Big Jobs To Be Done

10/19/2017

By Rod Collins

One of Peter Drucker’s most popular and enduring business quotes is, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This advice has never been truer than it is today as the technologies of digital transformation are changing all the rules for how the world works by displacing top-down hierarchies that amplify the “power of one” with more powerful peer-to-peer networks that enable the “power of many.”

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