Delivery Models, Foundation, Innovation and Improvements, Operations Management

How can brick and mortar retailers fight competition from online retailers?

I came across an interesting article in hbr.org recently which brought back some  thoughts based on the work that I did earlier in this area: Often, we look at the challenges faced by brick and mortar retailers from price perspective especially in the wake of the increased success of online stores. Yes, price definitely is a factor, especially for so-called commodity… Continue reading How can brick and mortar retailers fight competition from online retailers?

Delivery Models, Foundation, Governance and Delivery Rhythm, Operations Management

Shifting focus from ‘Utilization’ to ‘Productive Utilisation’

Utilisation is one of the common metrics in operations management – be it human resources or any other resources. It is usually calculated as a ratio of 'utilized efforts or hours' to 'total available efforts or hours'. While it is important to optimise utilization of resources, we should also focus on how much of that resource… Continue reading Shifting focus from ‘Utilization’ to ‘Productive Utilisation’