While standardizing systems across business units provides some value, there are also large costs associated with the maintenance and implementation of these huge systems. As these systems grow in size, so does the cost. They become less flexible, slower to upgrade, and inhibit the ability to compete. Like an aging boxer, time is not their friend.
The ECSS ERP disaster could have been avoided with the understanding of complexity management.
Looking at J. C. Penney’s current situation from simplexity/complexity management lense perspective and how can they recover from this mess.
Pursuing two-tier ERP strategies are emerging as a best practice throughout manufacturing. As a complex manufacturer, how do you know what strategies to pursue to reach success? The following seven strategies are lessons learned from market leaders, and further emphasize just how effective two-tier ERP strategies are for other complex manufacturers.
The simplification of the complex and “complexification” of the simple. A tale told through famous (and some not-so-famous) quotes. Part 2 of 2.
The simplification of the complex and “complexification” of the simple. A tale told through famous (and some not-so-famous) quotes. Part 1 of 2.
Like two sides of the coin, there are two sides of business complexity (good and bad.) One brings you competitive advantage, the other could cost you 10.2% of your profit. Which one do you have?