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4% of global retail revenues are lost because goods are returned to vendor

Great infographic from Bain & Co. that outlines reverse logistics, how much it costs, and how much can be saved if managed effectively. Advertisements

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Audit your disaster recovery plan

RockDove Solutions are crisis management consultants.  They have a good infographic here that enables an operation to audit its disaster recovery plan.  They quote a statistic that 40% of (mainly small) businesses hit by a disaster never reopen, partly because … Continue reading

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OEE explained

This Micromax infographic explains OEE very effectively.

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Franchisees are business people not sector specific ‘operators’

Fascinating infographic about franchising, albeit from 2013.  But that’s not the point.  The urban myth is that potential franchisees gain experience working in a specific sector and then seek a franchise opportunity in that sector, based on the knowledge and … Continue reading

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Project management: waterfall versus agile

Straightforward infographic that explains the pro and cons of the two basic approaches to project management.   Source: http://www.liquidplanner.com

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Agile innovation explained in depth plus handy infographic

Great article on Bain & Company website that explains everything you need to know about Agile Innovation.   Plus this handy infographic…

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Product Life Cycle Management infographic

A free copy of this PLCM infographic is available at the product focus.com website.

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Facebook marketing for hotels

This is a blog about operations management – not marketing.  But in services the line between these two disciplines is blurred.  This is especially so in this era of the internet, social media and disintermediation.  So I have no problem … Continue reading

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How food retailers need to change their business model in response to online distributors

Insightful infographic by Oliver Wyman here that explains how the established food real chains need to respond to new competition from online operators such as AmazonFresh.  Most of the defensive tactics are operational – reduce costs, innovate in-store, and effective pricing. … Continue reading

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Machines replacing people – big time

This tweet by McKinsey Global Institute took me to this article – “In Europe’ 5 largest economies, 54 million workers and $1.7 trillion in wages are associated with activities that could be automated”.  This infographic summarises the key areas. sector-automation

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