Employee attraction and retention

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DESCRIPTION It has become increasingly complex to attract either young or specialized professional candidates because of other factors than salary or different kinds of financial compensation. Increasingly company ESG profile/brand, company product, access to leisure time, work location, and similar less tangible factors have become important to attract and retain employees.Because of this change in […]

Ways to Address a Possible Recession

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DESCRIPTION As the world economy has changed radically in the last + 1 year, where a shortage of products, raw materials, and energy, together with a challenging supply chain situation has sent inflation to a level not seen in 40 years. All these factors have given us reason to believe in a very likely recession […]

Auctions

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DESCRIPTION As a consequence of the recent turmoil on supply chain and prices many companies have had to make procurement through auctions on products and components not normally purchased this way. Moreover, selling through auctions is new to most companies and in many cases discarded as an option, because of little or no knowledge or […]

Supply Chain Issues and Fluctuating Prices

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DESCRIPTION One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic has been very rapid changes in the supply chain, this concerns the delivery of raw materials, parts, and components, all of which are now delivered randomly and at changing prices. So even if this can be handled in logistics, the consequences on price change, working capital, […]

Addressing the new ESG/CSR Agenda

DESCRIPTION Public opinion on how manufacturing companies (or any company for that matter) should be operated, is increasingly influenced by the debate on climate change, Covid-19, CSR, increased globalization, change in energy sources, the UN 17 goals for sustainability and more. Hence, CSR/ESG has been added to the agenda of companies; either to improve on […]

Investing In Startup Companies – for Corporates

DESCRIPTION Investing in startup and early-stage companies as a chosen strategy to quickly and/or alternatively get new products or services or to launch R&D projects, without setting up an internal team might be some of the arguments for looking at these companies for investment. However, it is not without challenges to investing in startup companies, […]

Corporate Branding

DESCRIPTION The company is in a situation where the market is either new (new brand-name, new geographic or product market), is fragmented, or its products are perceived as generic? How does the company position itself when some or more of these characteristics describe the market situation? A concurrent issue is that the market is business-to-business, […]

Efficiency and the PMO

DESCRIPTION After having made all (or most) of the possible adjustments when it comes to making processes more efficient (LEAN) and removed or changed the excessive use of resources, there are still more openings to become more efficient. One such opening is through introducing a Project Management Office (or PMO for short). The basic idea […]

Managing Growth

DESCRIPTION Having experienced a period of growth may have had the consequence that business processes have become less efficient and may also have influenced company culture so that cost focus/awareness has become somewhat distant. Market demand may equally be above the company capacity which will either open for new competitors and/or strain the company as […]

M&A – Acquisitions

DESCRIPTION This topic is about navigating through obstacles, and in the end, having a successful acquisition that improves total company performance. It isn’t necessarily easy being in a situation where the purchase of a supplementing company may be an answer, as a way to either create growth, access new markets or customers, add to the […]