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Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains.

Digital company transformation, Operations management

Interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director general &...

As Chairman for RTA, how would you describe the urban mobility sector in Dubai?
Travel & transportation

Urban mobility – Learnings from the Middle East

The Middle East may have been late to urbanization, but this has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban-mobility strategies. Rather than adopting a piecemeal approach, leaders such as Dubai are following an ecosystem model that addresses mobility holistically.

Travel & transportation

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for...

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced.

Utilities & alternative energy

Logistics 4.0 – Facing digitalization- driven disruption

At a time of market transformation, legacy logistics players (LLPs) risk being held back by the weight of their past, with static organizations, old IT systems, and complex processes preventing them from competing.

Travel & transportation Digital company transformation

Using agile approaches for breakthrough product innovation

Companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years, yet 88% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their current performances in this area. How can they improve?

Technology & innovation management

Ecosystem innovation

While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges.

Technology & innovation management

Brand Purpose – the new strategic imperative

Digitalization is a game changer when it comes to brand. The Brand Purpose, the “reason-to-exist” of the company, gives a unique backbone that drives strategy, product offering, and customer experience and creates customer engagement and loyalty. Should companies rethink their Brand Purpose in...

Tackling the Digital Hype – Executing digitally enabled...

Successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Advances in digital technology are frequently perceived as a “silver bullet”. However, digital can also expose a company’s inner contradictions, reveal hidden pockets of poor performance and even...

Digital problem solving

New Product Development – Organizing to identify customer...

Obtaining a deep understanding of B2B customer needs is central to any new product development process. In a complex customer relationship, fi nding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. Rather than...