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How the operations focus of pharmaceutical companies has shifted

Accenture have just blogged about the current strategic priorities of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies (on their life sciences blog).  What is interesting is how many of these are operational issues, specifically tagged in our blog.   103 more words

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Challenges of Procurement Transformation

Procurement transformation requires an emphasis on process integration, technology, data, and most importantly – people. This means that the procurement strategy must be seamlessly integrated with the other aspects of strategic planning and operations within the organisation. 10 more words

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Sutter Health’s ‘Coopetition’ Created Hospital Prototypes

Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., has decided three heads are better than one. In a process dubbed “coopetition,” Sutter has combined the expertise of three architectural teams acting competitively—and cooperatively—to develop prototype hospitals that will cost less to build and will function more efficiently. 915 more words


Procurement - beyond a cost saving mindset

Procurement strategy in the UK and Middle East has shifted focus from calculated interaction with suppliers that facilitates cost cutting, to establishing long-term collaborative business relationships of mutual benefits for both the organisation and the supplier. 523 more words

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Company Dynamics and Interns

Company Dynamics and Interns

By Phil Lower

Everyone one of us has varying strengths based on our natural thought processes and those we’ve learned over time.  506 more words

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GE and Walmart (ASDA) save energy

Walmart partners with GE Lighting to reduce it’s lighting costs.

As part of their plan to reduce their energy consumption, Walmart has purchased energy efficient LEDs to be placed in some of their stores based in the US, the UK, Asia and Latin America. 292 more words

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