The needle in the Operations’ haystack

Recently I was scanning my mail when I noticed solicitation from a reputed retailer trying to sell me a conditioner that promises “tangle-free hair”. Now, even from a mile away one can make out that entangled hair should be the least of my worries. I scrolled down and surprisingly there was another mail from the … Read More »

The Anatomy of a Real-time Prescriptive Analytics System

In the last post Sanjiv discussed about the 4 types of Analytics and the way Real-time Prescriptive Analytics is helping organizations become operationally agile. But what goes on inside such a prescriptive system? To discuss that, we will leverage the OODA framework developed by military strategist Colonel John Boyd. Though developed for achieving success in … Read More »

Business Agility – No longer about reacting fast

Agility is generally associated with flexibility and nimbleness in quickly adapting to a rapidly changing environment. In business, agility has been traditionally referred to as the ability of an organization to adapt to rapid market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways. This traditional reference to business agility does not consider what organizations can … Read More »