One of the most discussed terms in retail today is the adoption of an omni-channel strategy, where different company channels (physical stores, websites, applications on mobile phones and tablets, social networks, etc.) are integrated to offer a better purchase experience for consumers.
The healthcare market is facing major structural challenges and the background of these challenges lies in changes to the age structure composition of the Brazilian population and its aging prospects. Subjects with confusing cause and effect, as longer life for patients and changing disease profiles that went from fatal to chronic diseases, are generating new needs to be serviced by the healthcare industry.
Whenever the economy goes through a deceleration period (and it always does), there is a wild race for cost reduction. It is true that any company (and the government, why not?) should always seek cost reductions and not only in times of economic crisis. But is this the only basic bet when we speak of Supply Chain for companies?
ERP implementations are projects involving large investments in financial resources, people and time. On the other hand, this type of project brings expectations of ensuring high return, based on deploying best practices and expertise to transform the company. However, studies indicate that the vast majority of ERP implementation projects does not achieve the benefits set in the business case, and more than a third don't even reach 50% of expected results.
Organizations that sell goods and services directly to consumers have a great challenge to manage legal cases and mitigate risks in all legal areas. In addition to the legal complexity of each business, there are important opportunities related to seeking greater efficiency for its internal processes.
Internet of "things", e-commerce, mobility, cloud computing and many other trends that come to revolutionize the existing operating models or create new "digital business" are faced with an old question: what is the best development approach to ensure speed to business needs, with productivity and without jeopardizing quality for end customers of the solution?