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Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director general &...

As Chairman for RTA, how would you describe the urban mobility sector in Dubai?The urban mobility sector in Dubai is dynamic. Change is constant, and adapting to change is what the RTA is striving for. This helps the entity plan and deliver the transport infrastructure and...
Travel & transportation

Urban mobility – Learnings from the Middle East

The Middle East may have been late to urbanization, but this has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban-mobility strategies. Rather than adopting a piecemeal approach, leaders such as Dubai are following an ecosystem model that addresses mobility holistically. In this article, the authors...
Travel & transportation

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for...

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced. As a means of addressing...
Utilities & alternative energy

Logistics 4.0 – Facing digitalization- driven disruption

At a time of market transformation, legacy logistics players (LLPs) risk being held back by the weight of their past, with static organizations, old IT systems, and complex processes preventing them from competing. As Logistics 4.0 becomes a reality, how can LLPs set their future strategies and...
Travel & transportation, Digital company transformation

Using agile approaches for breakthrough product innovation

Companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years, yet 88% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their current performances in this area. How can they improve? This article looks at how adopting agile alongside...
Technology & innovation management

Ecosystem innovation

While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-...
Technology & innovation management

Brand Purpose – the new strategic imperative

Digitalization is a game changer when it comes to brand, introducing new threats and opportunities that destroy or create brand value through accelerated product lifecycles, new styles of customer engagement, ongoing commoditization of products and changing employee/ employer relationships. The...

Tackling the Digital Hype – Executing digitally enabled...

Successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Advances in digital technology are frequently perceived as a “silver bullet”. However, digital can also expose a company’s inner contradictions, reveal hidden pockets of poor performance and even...
Digital problem solving

New Product Development – Organizing to identify customer...

Obtaining a deep understanding of B2B customer needs is central to any new product development process. In a complex customer relationship, fi nding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. Rather than...