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Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (8 of 10)

Blog #8:  Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation – Distribution Networks For M&A activities that are focused in the same geographic market, a quick glance at a map would seem to suggest multiple synergy and savings opportunities, including: Common supplier locations Distribution centers located in close proximity to each other Transportation routes that travel down the same highways Deliveries...

Project Managers: Experts at the Game of Business Whack-A-Mole.

Why is it that when one problem seems to get solved that fourteen others seem to pop up like particularly malevolent moles in a Whack-A-Mole game? It’s because it’s the nature of what we do. No matter what the fancy title, great intentions, vision or mission statement, we are problem-solvers and experts at the game of Business Whack-A-Mole. The continuous and unsettling change in the game made it...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (7 of 10)

Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation The third primary aspect of the M&A challenge focuses on how to best leverage the combined physical infrastructure of the two former companies in a manner that results in the most cost effective and customer focused solution going forward.  Companies must carefully analyze and quantify the holistic impacts of physical integration and consolidation scenarios,...

2014 Business Priorities: What the Customer Wants

There’s a lot of conversation at this time of year about technology and business priorities. And there is agreement in the discussion, especially about IT priorities: Mobility – have all capabilities and functionalities for easier access Cloud – focus on the business and increase delivery speed and scalability Information Management – store everything for better customer support and decision...

Meet up with Ciber’s Analytics Thought Leaders at IBM’s IOD 2013

Do you have questions today that traditional reporting and analytics can’t answer? Is there other unstructured, social media or streaming data that you can’t process or analyze but you know can give you additional clarity or predictability to answer questions you were unable to answer before? You may have a big data challenge. More importantly, you have a greater opportunity to make an impact by...
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