Interview with Professor Marko Kohtamäki

Marko Kohtamäki is a Professor of Strategy, and a director of the Networked Value Systems research program at the University of Vaasa. He is focusing currently on servitization, strategy-as-practice, digitizati...

Interview with Industrial Advisor Pertti Korhonen

Pertti Korhonen is a board professional, industrial advisor, investor and climate enthusiast. He is a former SCM Executive and CTO of Nokia Corporation and former CEO of Electrobit Corporation and Outotec Plc. ...

Interview with Group CEO Tomas Hedenborg

Tomas Hedenborg participates actively in discussion about digital transformation in manufacturing industry. He is an engineer with a long experience of leading manufacturing companies to success. Today Tomas...

Interview with SCM Executive Pekka Lettijeff

This is Pekka Lettijeff,  SCM Executive from multiple global companies such as GM, AstraZeneca, Nokia, Konecranes. Nowadays helping executives to change their business and leadership style. What is the prese...

Everything will be connected – even the organisations

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This brilliant quote at Copenhagen Central Station stopped me, and I though it’s so true, especially in business. ...

Interview with Professor Eero Eloranta

We had a privilege to have a interview with Professor Eero Eloranta. Today he acts as a Vice President of Education at Aalto University. Eero is a recognised and respected researcher and holds a wide knowledge ...

Friction free supply chain – Dream or reality?

Every manufacturing executive dreams about it – how to develop a frictionless supply chain in both internal and external operations. This challenge has been on the table since the outsourcing boom started in th...

The missing link in the ecosystem economy?

The latest years in innovation research have emphasised the role of ecosystems as platforms for new business opportunities. In management literature, ecosystems may be seen as a now concept on a continuum of ne...

The value of your product is produced in your supply chain

Value chains are complex in nowadays’ networked business ecosystems. 60-80 % of the company’s costs can easily come from materials, components, assemblies, systems and services bought from external suppliers. ...

Subcontractors are changing the game – Also in the future

Industrial companies faced new kinds of challenges when the outsourcing boom started in the 1990s. Supply chains and manufacturing capability were no longer in your own hands; they had moved to the supplier net...

Improving the white-collar productivity of a value chain

Traditionally most of the improvement investments of value chains in manufacturing industry have been done at the factory floor. Manufacturing processes have been highly automated and methods improved continuou...

Cutting costs or driving value creation?

On my last posting I took the liberty to define Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) as a method to utilize the knowhow of your partner companies and optimize the resource utilization in your supply chain to increa...

New kind of information sharing is needed

Company networks are developing, competition is hard and markets are changing rapidly. For companies, the situation offers possibilities as well as many threats. Previously, less was enough. If the company had ...