United Airlines failure was not a technical issue, it was the prioritising of policy over values

The CEO of United Airlines admittance that the removal of a passenger was a ‘mistake of epic proportions’ should act as the catalyst for a major business transformation exercise across the brand. Doing so would help address deep-rooted issues, which clearly prioritise ...

Big data, a big decision

Niels Van Hove, Principal Consultant at Crimson & Co ANZ, discusses Big data in Foresight Magazine. Every so many years, a new supply chain terminology takes the front page and dominates the conversation in magazines and conferences. In the last decade or two we’ve seen JIT (Just ...

How to shape a company culture with S&OP

PREVIEW In a 2010 Foresight article, S&OP Editor John Mello argued that successful execution of S&OP is inevitably linked to corporate culture. A culture based on silo mentality and lack of trust not only undermines S&OP effectiveness but also reduces employee engagement ...

Business leaders must maximise the chance of success when engaging in business transformation projects

Transformation is a word frequently used in business. Companies need to transform to improve performance and develop sustained competitive advantage. To do this effectively, external consultants are often used to make the desired transition happen

The need to systemise critical business processes could mean the end of the spreadsheet

The need to systemise critical business processes could mean the end of the spreadsheet..

Companies are failing to unlock business planning tool capabilities due to limited skills mix amongst staff

Companies are failing to unlock business planning tool capabilities..

Drax enlists the support of Crimson & Co to help revolutionise its planning processes

Drax enlists the support of Crimson & Co to help revolutionise its planning processes..

Amazon’s disruption of the grocery, food delivery and home-care industry could spark unlikely alliances

Amazon’s recent advances into the homecare and food delivery market, following the much vaunted expansion of its pre-existing delivery deal with Morrisons, the rumoured launch of a new housekeeping service, as well as Amazon Restaurants and Amazon Fresh services, could result in ...

Tesco/Unilever dispute outlines the post-Brexit landscape for retailers and consumers

The Tesco/Unilever price dispute is arguably the first real example of uncertainty to hit UK consumers post-Brexit..

Supply chain planning skills are in short supply

Today, businesses expect their supply chain and procurement specialists to be delivering business strategy and integral to this is the need for competent planning processes. According to Dave Alberts, Director at global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, an Advanced Planning ...


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