Any business big or small relies on processes to achieve desired outcomes. Most processes are drawn up from the experiences of one/more people, are poorly documented and suffer from oversight or execution errors.
Studies suggest that formalizing processes directly impacts the business’ bottom line. Investing in a formal and custom process management platform may be your biggest contribution to boosting company profitability. (zvolv.com provides a no code, custom and easy to use solution for precisely this). Here are 7 reasons why:
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Our Ninja Retail series focuses on the ways in which retailers can reduce inventory and working capital requirements. You can check out the introduction here. Our previous post was focused on how you can think faster as an organization to reduce inventory and respond to market trends faster. But that only helps so much if your suppliers don’t join the party. Here’s why you need that and how you can make it happen.
Agility demands suppliers moving in lockstep with retailers and the first step is visibility into demand and order status. Our conversations with more than a hundred retailers across the globe post-Covid show us that a majority of retailers still collaborate with suppliers using clunky systems of record, emails or standalone collaboration/productivity tools, none of which truly break down any walls. The walls exist for very good reasons.
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Our Ninja Retail blog series focuses on the ways in which retailers can reduce inventory and working capital requirements. Read the introduction here. This blog post discusses the speed of thought of your organization as a whole.
Humans think fast, companies think slow and computers think the fastest. Humans have imagination, companies have bureaucracies that attenuate imagination, but they also have structure. Computers utterly lack imagination but make up for it by performing more calculations in seconds than humans can in years. How you leverage each of these resources decides how fast your company thinks. That in turn drives the speed of enterprise response to sales and customer behavior trends.
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