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Manufacturing Cost reduced 25% with enhanced productivity and flexibility by facilities redesign

In the last few years, amplifying demand in the consumer durable market has intensified the competition. Most players have introduced multiple models, but large product variety has led to increased complexity of operations. A leading manufacturer in North India chose to address these complexities by adding more assembly lines and having process oriented work stations

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Research shows why managers undervalue long term incentive plans – a key component of the pay packages

For long, business leaders across the globe have struggled with whether or not they should have a pay plan in place that rewards long-term value creation. And often question ‘Does a long-term incentive plan inspire greater performance?’ They speculate if they need a plan in order to attract the right kind of people, whether it

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Strategies for managing a team having unrealistic targets

In recent times, with sluggish economy, executives in a desperate pursuit to grow are ignoring reason and setting growth targets that are overwhelming; the pressure to perform and grow is, put simply, too high. But as a manager, you have the responsibility to ensure that unreasonable targets don’t unleash detrimental behavior within the team. When

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 8

In our previous post we discussed the importance of a well defined IT Strategy in terms of the impact that it has on a firm’s performance. In part 8 of the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series, we present how IT Flexibility plays a key role in a

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 7

In part 7 of the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series, we look at the strong positive correlation that exists between IT Strategy and Innovation & Performance parameters (Read the entire series here). Based on the study conducted by Actuate Business Consulting in collaboration with Emory University, USA,

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 6

As has been emphasized in our previous posts, it is imperative for firms to achieve balanced innovation in order to be successful. Here is our 6th blog post in the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series (Read the entire series here). The study conducted by Actuate Business Consulting

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 5

In continuation with our section on IT Capabilities, here is Part 5 of the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series (Read the entire series here). The previous post in the series explained the different capabilities created for a firm by the use of IT systems. The following Infographic,

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 4

Here is Part 4 of the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series (Read the first 3 parts here- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Information Technology creates several capabilities for a firm making it more efficient, agile and connected. The Infographic, based on the study conducted by Actuate

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 3

Part 3 of the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series, showcases the importance of IT Adoption in firms (Read Part 1 & Part 2). Based on the study of 350 diverse firms by Actuate Business Consulting in collaboration with Emory University,USA, the Infographic presents the level of IT Systems Adoption across different activities and functions in

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IT Investment & Innovation- Part 2

Here is our second blog post in the series- IT Investment & Innovation, a part of our Knowledge Exchange Initiative series (Read Part 1 here). Based on the study conducted by Actuate Business Consulting in collaboration with Emory University,USA, the Infographic compares between Radical and Incremental Innovation in Business, on the parameters of Knowledge & Technology, Markets and

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