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Lean vs. Business Process Management – This Means War!

If it doesn´t make three people angry it isn’t a process!!  [Michael Hammer]   I have wanted to write this story for some years – it is about the problems when Lean and Business Process Management clash together in large … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Buried

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Buried.   The problems with paper-based accounts payable processing are many and somewhat obvious. Lack of accountability and any sense of urgency being high on the list….     Brought to you … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Balance

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Balance. This one sounds like something one of my prevous employers would have engineered. Names changed to protect the guilty. Just plain satire otherwise. Brought to you by our friends at: www.SourcingSage.com … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Futility

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Futility. The business case for accounts payable automation is so strong now as to make it a no-brainer for all but the smallest of companies. Poking a little fun at the practice… … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Accounts Plausible

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Accounts Plausible. The AP process is rather simple and straight-forward in the ideal. It’s the exceptions that get you. Things like rogue spending, partial shipments, defective goods, discounts, etc. Here’s acknowledging that … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Competition

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Competition. The classic champion/challenger model is antithetical to a true partnership relationship yet prevalent nevertheless. The model employs the “beat-em-up” approach to productivity which is an old school approach to vendor as … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Balance

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Balance. No deep message here, just a bit of silliness for the week. Sometimes the best of intentions CAN tend to backfire though.     Brought to you by our friends at: … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Benchmarking

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Benchmarking. A lot of what people seek by outsourcing is the application of a discipline and accountability that could be applied themselves. Failure to realize that most organizations could drive out 15-20% … read more

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: October

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: October. How easily those firm conditions seem to disappear in the heat of pursuit. Been there, endured that — gotta laugh.   Brought to you by our friends at: www.SourcingSage.com    

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Outsourcing Cartoon of the Week: Time Compression

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Every week a new outsourcing cartoon. This week: Time Compression. Just because you can bake a cake in half an hour at 300 degrees, doesn’t mean you can bake the same cake in 10 minutes at 900 degrees. There are … read more

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