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Raising your Digital Quotient
article | McKinsey Quarterly

Raising your Digital Quotient

June 2015—Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you.more

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What it takes to build your Digital Quotient

June 2015—When it comes to transitioning to digital, what differentiates success from struggle? In this interview, the leader of McKinsey’s Digital Quotient initiative provides some answers.more

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Manufacturing’s next act

June 2015—Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.more

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more

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Sewing up lower costs from falling commodity prices

April 2015—Apparel and footwear companies should be helped by tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton. But many miss out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.more

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Toward a new HR philosophy

April 2015—HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.more

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Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources

April 2015—By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.more

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How agile is your supply chain?

April 2015—Our research shows that ten operating practices are tied to higher service levels and lower inventory costs.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

The globally effective enterprise

April 2015—Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.more

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How to beat the transformation odds

April 2015—Transformational change is still hard, according to a new survey. But a focus on communicating, leading by example, engaging employees, and continuously improving can triple the odds of success.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Brightening the black box of R&D

April 2015—An all-in-one, one-for-all formula to determine R&D’s productivity can help companies see how well the function is performing.more

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Manufacturing growth through resource productivity

March 2015—Resource productivity should be a top priority for manufacturers. This excerpt from a new book presents five core beliefs to drive growth by becoming leaner and greener.more

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Digitizing the value chain

March 2015—Challenges remain for “Industry 4.0,” but the buzz is growing.more

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Six steps to transform your marketing and sales capabilities

March 2015—More than two-thirds of traditional commercial transformations fail. Here’s an approach to upgrading your marketing, sales, and pricing capabilities that works.more

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