Executive Briefings

Executive Briefings is a series published by Manufacturship® designed to share insights, provoke discussion, and explore solutions to the critical areas of concern to the business leaders of today. These leaders are continually working to inspire, enable, and lead their teams to capitalise on the opportunities of the post GFC economy whilst ensuring that risk is mitigated and reduced.

Every issue tackles a major challenge facing corporations and their Executives, defines the problems encountered as they rise to the challenge, and shares insights and practical applications across industries and related research.

Few can doubt the speed and complexity of changes in the business environment that organisations face if they are to be successful through the “teen” years of the 21st century. The emerging issues of the 90’s and 00’s are well and truly established and matured in many areas. Industry convergence, global sourcing, electronic commerce, worldwide alliances, virtual organisations, corporate governance and citizenship are no longer the new wave, but are developed and evolving into  a 2.0 level of maturity and reinvention.

More importantly than ever are the fundamentals of business, developing the capability and mastery of the skills of leadership, management, financial success, strategy, and outstanding implementation by Executive conversant in change and culture to better sustain their interventions in this ‘Asian Century’.

High Value Innovations

High Value Innovations

Harvest profits from rapid commercialisation of new or enhanced products and services.

Harvest profits from rapid commercialisation of new or enhanced products and services.

In this issue we consider “High Value Innovations – how to harvest profits from rapid commercialisation of new or enhanced products and services while others wither and perish”.

High Value Innovations are a key consideration way to leverage the results from the 12 Core Sprints of the Sx3group™ curriculum.

You can obtain more information about our work by downloading the whitepaper available here.

Fundamental Cost Reduction

From Paradox to Fundamental Growth

In this issue we consider the question “Fundamental Cost Reduction – From Paradox to Profitable Growth”. Over the last 20 years corporations embarked and implemented re-engineering to focus on removing 30% of “excess cost”. This was primarily achieved through headcount reduction. Dr Michael Hammer (author of “Reengineering the Corporation”), later acknowledged he made a mistake and said he “inadvertently omitted human nature and people from the process re-engineering movement”.

In the early 2000’s new competitors emerged. Headcount reduction gains were overtaken by the increased productivity of these new market entrants and their ability to produce the same products at cheaper prices.

In a post GFC environment these factors have accelerated, forcing cost reduction back to the top of the corporate agenda. But there is a new layer of complexity that is making implementing cost reduction more difficult than before. Heavy resistance is being encountered from both inside and outside the corporation. Internally, leaders responsible for implementing cost reduction are reporting that too much has already been cut. The pressure is applied externally from customers expecting service levels and features to continuously improve. Trading reduced services for lower prices is no longer an option.

In this briefing we explore this apparent paradox and set out a series of proven approaches to not only resolve the tension between these two forces but also set your business on the path to sustainable and profitable growth.

Fundamental Cost Reduction is one of the 12 Core Projects of the Manufacturship® curriculum. You can obtain more information about our work by downloading the whitepaper available here.

Technology Enabled Business Transformations Techn Bus Transformations

Achieving the Prize

The world is forecast to spend $3.7 trillion on technology in 2014, rising to $4.3 trillion in 2018. Yet the function tasked with managing this enormous investment fund often suffers from the lowest internal satisfaction rating of any organisational unit.

In this issue we consider how ‘Technology Enabled Business Transformation’ can be achieved through applying best practice approaches in strategy, process, organisation and measurement to the IT function.

Technology Enabled Business Transformation is a key way to leverage the results from the 12 Core Projects of the Manufacturship® curriculum. You can obtain more information about our work by downloading the whitepaper available here.

Multi Site Business Effectiveness

Global Can Be Local

In this issue we pose the challenge: “Multi-site Business Effectiveness – Global can be local”. An increasing number of organisations are operating in a multi-national, multi-locational environment. Quite apart from the inherent complexity, managers have to balance the demands of simultaneously driving cost out of the business, whilst increasing service and value to customers. In this briefing we argue that to succeed, organisations must have clearly thought out processes to design, manage and implement change in the multi-site business.


Multi-site Business Effectiveness is a key consideration when we implement any of our 12 Core Projects in the Manufacturship® curriculum. You can obtain more information about our work by downloading the whitepaper available here.

We hope these publication add value as you continue to build your business, and we encourage you to write or call us with your questions, observations, and suggestions.

 

 

Jason Furness

Chief Executive Officer

 

 
 

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