By Harvard Business Review Writers

Contents contain getting ready for a plague, Why Innovation in healthiness care is so not easy, profitable within the aftermarket and so forth.

Show description

Read or Download Harvard Business Review (September 2005) PDF

Best business books

Wiki Management

We now stay in a 'wiki' international the place mass collaboration isn't just possible'it's usually the easiest resolution. traditional administration concept assumes that command-and-control is the simplest approach to arrange the efforts of enormous numbers of individuals, yet fast swap and extending complexity have rendered that version out of date.

Leave the Bastards Behind: An Insider's Guide to Working for Yourself

Have you considered operating for your self? possibly its whatever you've been dreaming approximately for years. Is so, go away the Bastards at the back of is for you. For too lengthy, you've labored for different people's businesses and been bossed round through bad bosses. now's the time to paintings for the easiest boss you will have — your self!

Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

In reality, simply because they're those truly doing the daily paintings front-line staff see an exceptional many difficulties and possibilities that their managers don't. yet so much enterprises do very poorly at tapping into this amazing strength resource of revenue-enhancing, savings-generating principles.

Extra info for Harvard Business Review (September 2005)

Example text

OK,” Jack said soothingly. “I think we’ve spent enough time on this for today. Margie’s made her point, Robert. ” As Margie marched out, Robert said to Jack,“They all have their pathologies. ” What kind of leadership will get Voici’s units to pull together? • Four commentators offer expert advice beginning on page 46. com) is the group vice president of Global Supply Chain at ICI in London. ack Emmons is wise to ask for the assistance of a supply chain czar, and Ravi Chandry could definitely help move Voici Brands into the future.

Once management understands precisely what it costs to put a skirt on a store rack, the company can begin trimming the excess from its supply chain. This is the program implementation phase, the goal of which is to narrow down the supplier base to a handful of strategically chosen, highly reliable vendors. Voici will have to cut out the smaller shops and move to larger service and materials providers like the supply chain city in Shanghai. Instead of working with a local trucking firm, for example, the company should choose a global logistics supplier like UPS.

She hired additional personnel to monitor these suppliers; even so, some batches had to be reworked. After the holidays, teens lost interest in the skirts. edu) is a professor of engineering systems at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of the upcoming book The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (MIT Press, 2005). 40 tory levels climbed. The remaining skirts were sold at a heavy discount. Meanwhile, a well-known industry analyst pointedly criticized the company for failing to shore up its operations, and Voici’s stock took a hit.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 15 votes