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Avid Hotels launched

IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) launched their new hotel brand two days ago, as their webpage explains.  They plan to open the first such property in 2018, and state that they have 150 potential franchisees lined up to adopt the brand. … Continue reading

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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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Promoting cyber security in the IoT Age

McKinsey have just published an article that also addresses the issue of cyber security, which we have been blogging about recently.  It highlights why the internet of things (IoT) presents some new challenges and goes on to suggest the six … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Bremont Watches

As explained in our book, there are many industries where craft-based production has almost disappeared, and most goods are made in high volume.  However, the watch industry is one example where some operations are still based around an extremely high … Continue reading

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Reigniting growth in stagnant industrial companies

This article on the Bain & Co website looks at the issue of why so many industrial companies plateau, rather than continue to grow.  From talking to these companies, Bain & Co identify that it is not external factors that … Continue reading

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Philips – five years on

In January 2012 I blogged about Philips that it “is revising its strategy to focus on new products in new markets. It is moving away from products related to sound and vision, such as televisions and stereo systems, towards gadgets … Continue reading

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Apple up and low cost androids in – so bye-bye Samsung?

I just love it when two different stories I’ve blogged about merge into one…  This week I blogged about Apple’s record profits, and have been running a series of blogs on the low cost strategy.  It seems that a combination … Continue reading

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Turn ten types of innovation into a new competitive strategy

In our book we define innovation as anything new an organisation does, and we focus on three main types of innovation – product, service and process – largely because of the major role that the Operations function plays in delivering … Continue reading

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The real ‘milestones’ in the development of airline meals

As you probably know I have an interest in airline meals, and I’ve just come across this article “17 Milestones in the History of Airlines’ Inflight Meals”.  It provides some insight into how that product and its delivery has changed … Continue reading

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How the operations focus of pharmaceutical companies has shifted

Accenture have just blogged about the current strategic priorities of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies (on their life sciences blog).  What is interesting is how many of these are operational issues, specifically tagged in our blog.  I’ll just focus on … Continue reading

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