IMD Global Center Value Chain 4.0

June 2017

By Carlos Cordon with Michael Leck.

In September 2013, shipping giant Maersk Line was facing an unprecedented organizational challenge. The company was about to enter into an alliance, dubbed the P3 network, with two other container...

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April 2017

By Carlos Cordon with Isaak Tsalicoglou.

Companies need to create a feedback loop between market and technology, and drive it much faster. Agile techniques enable teams to frequently and reliably feed customer insights back into their...

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February 2017

By Carlos Cordon

The digital revolution is creating a whole new paradigm for what used to be the supply chain. It was once about delivering the right quality at the lowest cost, with the agreed service level; now it i...

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June 2016

By Carlos Cordon with Pau Garcia-Milà, Teresa Ferreiro, Pablo Caballero.

This book presents strategies and practices to allow everyday companies to cope with the fundamentally changing landscape of business models and to take advantage of the huge business opportunities...

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May 2016

By Carlos Cordon

In the digital world, the learning cycle is often measured in weeks, not years. Research conducted indicates that many traditional companies are successfully transitioning to become digital companies,...

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April 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli.
Contributors: Pau Garcia-Milà, Shawn Fedun.

Big data is a big deal for CEO'sas it is having a huge impact on all types of companies - even those not using it themselves. In fact, it has reached a tipping point in almost every aspect of business.

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March 2016

By Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, Carlos Cordon, Athanasios Kondis

In September 2015, almost 100 senior executives with diverse industry backgrounds and expertise attended an IMD Discovery Event on digital and social media. They had the opportunity to analyze how the...

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January 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Teresa Ferreiro

How can a company overcome a 90% drop in revenues? By using big data. But how? Where should it start? This is the situation that major Dutch healthcare company Mediq faced in 2012. It used to be just ...

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January 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Teresa Ferreiro, Pablo Caballero

The value chain encompasses all the activities involved in delivering a product or service to customers. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, that includes everything from raw materials...

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May 2014

By Carlos Cordon with Teresa Ferreiro.

Value chains today have a huge impact on multinational corporations’ right to exist and the way they compete. The future challenges associated with value chains are also huge and include new demands...

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June 2013

By Bettina Büchel, Michael R. Wade

Many large organizationsare faced with a central dilemma: How to balance local flexibility and global efficiency. The five guidelines below appear to be associated with the successful organizational...

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April 2012

By Carlos Cordon, Ralf W. Seifert with Kim Sundoft Hald.

The supply chain is at the heart of every successful business organization's decision-making process. This textbook explains how to create a winning supply chain management strategy by spotlighting ho...

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