Featured Operations Articles
Eric Knight et al.
Biomarkers Consortium, a public-private partnership in the health industry, presents five lessons in managing collaboration.
Yossi Sheffi (MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics)
In an archived webinar, MIT's Yossi Sheffi offers insights on preparing for and coping with disruption.
Secrets are a casualty of analytical prowess, and companies have new incentives to act honorably.
Strategies For Complex Supplier Portfolios
November 17, 2015 | Ning Su, Natalia Levina, and Jeanne W. Ross
No longer just a cost-saving measure, IT outsourcing has emerged as an important strategic tool for acquiring cutting-edge ideas. Many companies are expanding their portfolios of IT suppliers to include smaller, highly innovative companies. But this expansion increases the complexity of managing supplier portfolios. To take full advantage of the innovations that diverse suppliers provide, organizations need to reimagine their strategies to be dynamic, diversified, and still disciplined.
Mark Pagell et al.
Companies aiming to be competitive in the long term do not see safety and productivity as trade-offs.
Martha E. Mangelsdorf
"If there are human operators in the system, they are most likely to be blamed for an accident," writes MIT professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nancy Leveson.
Michael Useem et al.
A look at key leadership decisions made during the 2010 mine cave-in crisis.
Erica Plambeck et al.
Leading companies are working with their Chinese suppliers to improve environmental performance.