Compliance

DESCRIPTION Meeting the requirements of regulatory agencies is no small task, particularly within the pharmaceutical, agricultural, financial, and utility-based industries. Ultimately, there is a tradeoff in the actions taken in regards to regulatory agencies: either be highly compliant, leading to great inefficiencies in operation or be less compliant and risk not only violating regulations but […]

Product (Category) Portfolio Management

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DESCRIPTION Creating the optimal category mix is increasingly important for the business. On one hand, extending the product portfolio can jeopardize the focus on the existing core business. On this note, if we are moving into new markets, which we do not necessarily have extensive knowledge about, can we risk that our efforts are too […]

India: (Still?) An Emerging Market

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DESCRIPTION With a real GDP rate growth of 4-7% 2015-2020 is India still a market worthwhile, and can it be considered an emerging market as a prospect or to have already invested in India. Although on one hand India is accepted as a very attractive market, there are several challenges that pose high barriers for […]

Post Merger Integration

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DESCRIPTION After a merger or an acquisition, there is the (often tedious) process of integrating the organizations involved, their different cultures and work processes, and bringing one unified company out on the other side of this integration that works efficiently towards a common agreed mission. Also, bringing companies together has been made with a plan […]

Redefining the Go-To Market and Strategic Position

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DESCRIPTION Increasing demand on being more efficient in meeting the market and the existing development of market demand, new ways introducing and trading company products and services are called for. One such way may be through the more creative use of e-business and more thorough integration with customers and suppliers. This includes an evaluation of […]

China: Possibilities and Threats

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DESCRIPTION China has for a long period looked like a great opportunity both concerning market entry and as a place for low-cost manufacturing. However, even if this is still correct, there are several drawbacks such as corruption, illegal copying, difficult market penetration, costly distribution, and more. This calls for a thorough understanding of China and […]

Business Process Efficiency

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DESCRIPTION In current times, businesses are facing competition. Consequently, it is crucial to tighten the business processes to a level of efficiency that supports the pursuit of competitive and profitable performance. Lean is one of the methods often resorted to, while BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) is a way for organizations to focus on core competencies. […]