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Operations Excellence

Deloitte Debates

Deloitte Debates examine today’s most pressing business issues from many angles. The Debates offer a healthy discussion of options, immediate impacts and long-term consequences. The following Debates address some of your operations-related concerns.

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  • The Balancing Act: Applying Analytics to Gain a Scale Advantage
    Does analytics offer an advantage based on company size and the ability to scale, or is it just a new juggling act?
  • BRICs or Beyond: Catch the Next Wave or Tread Water?
    Several new emerging markets like Indonesia and Malaysia offer enticing alternatives to the more mature BRICs nations. How much pressure should U.S. multinationals feel about making preemptive moves in there?
  • Designing the Future Today
    Customers are constantly rewiring their shopping behavior in response to new technologies, challenging economic realities, and shifting cultural norms. What can companies do today to satisfy the yet-to-be-determined needs of tomorrow’s consumers?
  • Teaming Up On Fresh Approaches to Today's Challenges
    Partnerships between the U.S. government and private sectors were undertaken to achieve large infrastructure projects. Given the increasingly complex nature of our national challenges, has the time come for government and business to team up more often?
  • Separate or Equal: Should Environmental and Social Issues Be an Integral Part of Your Business?
    A number of leading companies are taking deliberate steps to make environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activities an integral part of their business strategy and operations.
  • Brand Defense: Are Your Most Dangerous Saboteurs Outside or Inside Your Organization?
    Brand reputation is more precarious than ever. Should your brand defense strategies first target potential saboteurs on the outside? Or those within?
  • Who Do You Want Driving Your Finance Transformation? The Finance Team Veteran or the Killer Project Manager?
    Already have a finance team veteran with a gift for project management? Lucky you. Everyone else has to choose. Here’s one way to work through this important decision.
  • Ladder or Lattice: Does “One Size Fits All” Fit Anyone?
    The corporate ladder has been the prevailing model for managing work and people since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
  • Supply Chain Analytics: How Hard Should You Squeeze?
    New tools and disciplines now make it possible to drill deeper into supply chain data in search of savings. Is more analysis better?
  • Measuring Up: Is Supply Chain Benchmarking Worth the Effort?
    Benchmarking can provide deep insights about a company’s supply chain performance, and help leaders identify performance gaps and improvement opportunities. But it requires time and effort. Is it really worth doing?

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