ChaiOne Insights: competitive advantage

What is Cost of Transportation to Supply Chain Management?

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There is a lot of information available on supply chain costs, its cost elements, and ways to save costs. We are not going to reiterate what has already been said but will focus comments on the cost of transportation as it is one of the largest components of supply chain management. A recent peer-review survey concluded that transportation spend can be as high as 10% for some companies. The same survey also concluded that more and more companies are realizing this as an important focus...

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Maintain, Replace or Modernize: Optimizing Your Legacy Systems

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Many CIOs today deal with rising costs of maintenance of legacy systems, yet are unsure of where to start with their judgment of the business value of the system, including the rising costs and competitive vulnerabilities they pose. As digital innovation and disruption begins to take hold across industries, leaders decide between continuing to invest in maintenance, completing a full replacement or pursuing modernization. The foundation for this decision lies in a comprehensive and thorough...

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What is A Digital Innovation Strategy?

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Need a ride home and don’t have a car? These days, you can just pull out your phone and request an Uber or Lyft to take you home. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. When Uber and other ride-sharing competitors came onto the scene, they disrupted a whole industry. They made it more convenient to find transportation home, causing many to stop using taxis. You don't have to sit on hold waiting for a taxi to pick you up and don't have to worry about digging for your credit card or cash to...

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What is a legacy system and how does it affect the business model?

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In 2017, one in four companies will lose competitive ranking due to a lack of digital business competence-- and lose out on the new markets, faster time-to-market, streamlined operations and cost savings that digital businesses generate.

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Using User Research to Get Ahead of the Competition

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Mobile app demand is at an all-time high in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-enterprise (B2E) domains as companies strive for an advantage against their competition. While third-party mobile tools are emerging and might seem like a quick and good solution, they are not always the optimal mobile strategy. Such off-the-shelf solutions, even when industry or work-role specific, are developed for no particular combination of users and company. Sometimes such products meet...

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