Business cultures and values

Culture and valuesResearch clearly shows that there is a strong connection between the active work with the values and culture, and the results the organization is achieving. The organizations that have made most progress in their cultural work are also those who have committed employees. Many companies and organizations have established key words to describe their values. A prerequisite to get the values and culture to permeate all activities and influence decision-making and performance, is an understanding of what the values mean for each individual in practical in everyday situations.

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Successful project management

Project management

Successful project management requires a combination of good planning, monitoring, and controlling, to complete a project on time, on budget, and with high quality results. The work is constrained by scope, time, and cost. If the scope is set it will always affect time and cost. Here follows the key areas for reaching successful project management.

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Sustainable profits with happy and motivated employees – what a wonderful world to live in!

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Most companies have financial objectives in place and actions plans on how to deliver these. The action plans are usually delegated in the organisation to employees performing the actions in different change programs. This sounds straightforward but since not all successful companies stay successful, there seem to be a problem.

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Do you know your profit drivers?

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Most companies are interested in driving improvements and increasing profit. So how do you increase your profit? The simplest recipe is to decrease your cost and increase your income, but unfortunately it is usually a little bit more complex than that.

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Do you understand what 3-D printing will do for your supply chain?

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Do you understand what 3-D printing will do for your supply chain?

You have probably heard about 3-D printers and that it could take more than a day to print a quite easy object. The 3-D printing technology will of course evolve and an example is the company Carbon3D http://carbon3d.com/ who just launched a printing technology which increase the output speed with 25-100 times compared to existing technology. With the speed of 3-D printing technology evolvement more new applications will be developed and we strongly believe that 3-D printers will play a major role in future supply chains.

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Stakeholder analysis

Stakeholder management is one of the most critical processes for any successful project in any organisation. The stakeholder analysis activity is the first step in this important process. Failing to define and interact with the key people, your project will probably fail. By defining the key people and how to interact with them you can make a big difference in your chase for excellence.

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Supply chain design and operations management for E.ON

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ChaseXL helped E.ON to set up a new supply chain for their 100Koll energy efficiency solution. The work included sourcing of new suppliers, on site assessments, development and negotiation of purchase agreement and daily management of the supply chain.

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Requirement specification development– how to save money and avoid unnecessary costs

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Several sourcing organisations unfortunately work too reactive. They might receive an already defined requirement specification for a product and service that they should source based upon. Their job is then to find and negotiate the best price with a supplier that can deliver that product or service based on the requirement specification. However, a big portion of the cost the product and services is already set in the requirement specification. You can save a big portion of money by having sourcing involved in the requirement specification and develop the specification in a structured way. In this article we present a process for how sourcing organisations can be more proactive and drive the requirement specification development to avoid unnecessary cost.

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Sourcing opportunity analysis – how can you save money?

Sourcing opportunity analysis – how can you save money?

The opportunity analysis is one of the fundamental tools in strategic sourcing. The objectives of opportunity analysis the analysis are to:

  1. Identify cost saving opportunities
  2. Create an action plan to implement the savings.

By following a six step process you will have a structured way of assessing and implementing measurable savings.

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Price models – how do suppliers set prices?

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Most buyers are very interested in getting a fair price deal with their suppliers. The product and service should not be over priced, neither under priced. In this article we discuss different price models the suppliers and you could use.

First, what is in the price? The suppliers could price their products and services in many different ways:

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