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 […]

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 […]

Growth In Mature Markets

DESCRIPTION Normally there are a few well-known ways of addressing a mature market such as cost-leadership, a brand strategy, M&A, and R&D. However, in many cases, these known strategies do not suffice to meet the market development, so how does one address a mature market immune to “normal” behavior if you wish to grow your […]

Growth with Global Business Services (GBS)

DESCRIPTION Creating sustainable growth is the main focus for this workshop seminar, where GBS is the tool to achieve this growth objective. The idea behind GBS is to create growth and quality improvement through rethinking who may be the best owner of the company’s business services and processes. This also includes how customers are approached […]

Disruption – Prepare and Make

DESCRIPTION In recent years different industries have experienced some cataclysmic changes with newcomers completely altering how the market is being addressed and the role of the stakeholders in the industry. There are more and more examples of this “disruptive” behavior – just to mention a few (in)famous examples: Airbnb on hotels and accommodations, Netflix on […]

Digitalization – Prepare and Make

DESCRIPTION In recent years different industries have experienced some cataclysmic changes with newcomers completely altering how the market is being addressed and the role of the stakeholders in the industry. In order to meet this potential and current change in market behavior, most companies must face a profound change in business processes and a market […]

Innovation and Efficiency

DESCRIPTION Being dependent upon bringing new products into the market is reflected in the consequent need to be continually innovative as a business and an organization. However, the necessary innovation does not come easily, particularly when the people working with innovation tend to either look only at product possibilities and not market demand or not […]