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»Breaking the Cycle of Volatility and Supply Chain Performance Deterioration
The great moderation that lasted from the mid-1980s through 2007 was characterized by low volatility and strong gains in business performance that combined in the fashion of a virtuous cycle. The supply chain was a significant beneficiary and source of these gains.
»Disruption, Financial Services and the Buffalo Bills
The year was 1996: Alanis Morissette and the Smashing Pumpkins dominated radio—we still listened to radio back then—while your Internet 1.0 experience began when your dial-up modem screeched for 20 seconds and then connected you to your AOL account. You had mail! It was in that year that Episode 7 of the fourth season of the popular SciFi drama The X-Files aired, during which a conspiracy was laid bare in a secret meeting by powerful men.
»It’s a Floorwax... It’s a Dessert Topping... Actually, it’s Both!
There are few sure things in the world. One might cite death and taxes, but only slightly down the list is the inevitable answer a Big Four consultant provides to the question “What is your firm’s strength?” Everything, of course.
»Show Me The Money
Management consulting is a cash business. Now salaries and bonuses within the consulting industry are certainly not at the stratospheric levels enjoyed by their kindred brethren in investment banking. But consultants generally do realize much-better-than-average wages relative to their counterparts in the corporate world.
»Will ‘Knowledge Workers’ (Consultants) Be Replaced by Machines? It’s Possible
The management consulting industry to date has been largely unscathed by the wave of technological change. However, there are signs that digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt the management consulting industry as well, with potentially deep and far-reaching consequences.
»A Force in Consumer Banking
Banks have been stepping up their customer satisfaction game in recent years against the typical market forces at play. The pace of change has been head-spinning for an industry not well known for its swift response to customers.
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»Survey: Consultants Are On the Road Again
After years of fits and starts in an uncertain economy, travel is back in the consulting profession, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
»Marriott Goes Big in NYC
Marriott International, Inc. and G Holdings opened what they’re calling an “iconic addition” to the New York skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in midtown Manhattan. The $320 million, 68-story property is the tallest single-use hotel in North America.
»Best Places to Stay: Travel Bounces Back
Consultants are on the road again, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
»FAA: ‘Staffing Challenges’ Causing Delays
In case you haven’t noticed, non-weather related delays at U.S. airports are on the rise. (And I know you’ve noticed that weather-related delays are definitely on the rise.)
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»Q&A: Keeping It Simple
BCG’s Six Simple Rules sets out to simplify some organizational complexity.
»Review: Leading the Life You Want
It seems that everyone has an opinion on work/life balance these days, but Stewart D. Friedman’s Leading the Life You Want isn’t necessarily one of them.
»Review: The Culture Map
Globalization led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies, and now those same employees are expected to collaborate with colleagues scattered all over the world.
»Review: Twitter is Not a Strategy
Today’s digital frenzy has led many to declare that advertising is dead… or at least dying. Is it?
»Excerpt: Procurement as Productivity
The following is an excerpt from the book Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World by a quartet of McKinsey & Company consultants—Peter Spiller, Nicolas Reinecke, Drew Ungerman and Henrique Teixera.
»Review: The Risk-Driven Business Model
Most companies focus their innovation on new products.
- Live Events
Consulting® magazine brings together thought leaders and colleagues from across the profession to learn, share, and elevate the profession. We invite you to visit the links below to learn more about our annual Consulting Summit, our prestigious Awards Dinners and other in-person gatherings.
- Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner
April 24, 2014 at the W Chicago City Center
Highlighting the best young talent in the consulting profession. Consultants who are under the age of 35 before January 31, 2014 are eligible to be named one of the Rising Stars of the Profession.. To recognize their achievements, Consulting® magazine brings the profession together in the spring to honor the best.
- The Top 25 Consultants Awards Dinner
June 19, 2014, JW Marriott Essex House New York
Each spring, Consulting® recognizes the Top 25 in the profession. An event that is always growing in popularity, we now receive some 400 nominations from the largest enterprise firms right down to some of the smallest niche firms, and numerous clients as well.
- NEW! The Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards Dinner
September 18, 2014 at The St. Regis New York
It’s time to acknowledge all the profession does to partner to make the planet a better place. Consulting® will be hosting an awards dinner on September 18 to formally recognize consulting firms and their social and community partners.
- Women in Consulting Leadership Awards Dinner
November 6, 2014 at The St. Regis New York
The impact of women on the consulting profession is significant and growing. To recognize their achievements, Consulting® magazine brings the profession together every fall to honor the best.