Building a comprehensive operations strategy
Global integration is a key element of navigating change – the associated risk and complexity extend beyond organizational boundaries to encompass dealings with suppliers and regulators, as well as matters such as environmental impact, product safety, intellectual property rights and even cultural issues.
To address the challenges of an ever-more global environment, organizations need to build and execute a comprehensive operations strategy – piecemeal approaches no longer suffice.
IBM analysis of 20 best practice cases revealed a set of clear, replicable strategies for operationalizing global integration.
It is essential to manage all elements of the ROI framework simultaneously, including repeatable processes, optimized assets and integrated operations, in combination with the foundational elements of leadership, organizational structure and technology.