Energy & Utilities September 2012

Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear

Most of the challenges in the development and procurement of offshore wind energy have been faced before- why not take a chance and have a look at lessons learned from the nuclear field?

Offshore wind projects often embrace expertise from the Oil & Gas industry. Facing increasing delays and other challenges it might be the right time to also have a look at an industry which is often considered an antagonist of wind power: nuclear energy. [...]

Strategy & Organization September 2012

The Growth Accelerator - Benefit

Implementing a targeted and impactful Growth Accelerator initiative typically yields an average return of 13 percentage points incremental CAGR (compound annual growth rate). While organizations concentrate on serving existing business to fulfill annual targets and shareholders' expectations, they often have limited or no strategies to address the tremendous potential outside their core business in the mid- and long-term. [...]

Information Management September 2012

How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma…

…with incremental steps towards increased business value generation

IT innovation is often perceived as the invention of the next Google, Facebook, or Kindle. We argue that CIOs can significantly transform business models through much smaller endeavors that can be highly effective for the company. [...]

Online Sales in the Automotive Industry

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Automotive August 2012

Online Sales in the Automotive Industry

How can the internet become a successful sales channel for the automotive industry?

The role of online sales channels is gaining increasing importance for the automotive industry. The OEMs need to integrate this channel in their sales concepts as a full-fledged option – meaning that the limitation as an information instrument needs to be overcome: the OEMs need to decide for each product if, and which part, of the sales process should be covered by the online channel. [...]

The Growth Accelerator - Framework

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Strategy & Organization July 2012

The Growth Accelerator - Framework

Accelerating profitable growth through innovation in promising opportunity spaces

In the midst of the financial turmoil and macroeconomic challenges most companies improved their cost structure and cash position. Now, despite the continuous political and economic challenges, organic growth and innovation returns to the corporate agenda. [...]

The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization

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Energy & Utilities July 2012

The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization

The Emergence of a New Organization Form in E&P

The integration of Project management, Technology and Procurement functions into an integrated unit can improve performance by achieving better control, project cost reduction and the opportunity to achieve performance leadership through technology. [...]

Over-the-Top Video – "First to Scale Wins"

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TIME July 2012

Over-the-Top Video – "First to Scale Wins"

Does this Mean the Return of National Heroes?

Over-the-top (OTT) video services focusing on professional long-form content, such as Hulu, Lovefilm and Netflix, saw tremendous growth in subscribers and revenues over the last few years. [...]

Performance Excellence Networks

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Operations Management July 2012

Performance Excellence Networks

Solving the Global and Local Operations Footprint Puzzle

Global operations networks are challenged by three global trends: the maturing of emerging markets which changes consumers’ attitudes in these countries, the current and ongoing global and regional macroeconomic instability and the inherent inability of many companies to overcome these challenges with their current operations footprint. [...]

Manage Risk for Product Launch

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Technology & Innovation Management July 2012

Manage Risk for Product Launch

Actively manage risk to deliver the right products on time!

Delivering new products just right on time and designing them for just the right customers remains among the most difficult challenges in product development. While risk management has been a well-established notion in hedging and safety related issues, it is not really applied yet in product development. This paper shows why project risk management matters and how to implement it successfully. [...]

Networked Procurement

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Operations Management May 2012

Networked Procurement

Networking as future strategy delivers measurable higher and sustainable value for your company

Due to the increase in economic tension companies have optimized the organization, processes and systems in procurement over the last years and achieved related savings. Nevertheless companies are realizing that they have not yet reached the full value-added potential in procurement. [...]

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