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Perfect replenishment: Extending the Perfect Order all the way to the consumer
How can organizations provide the right focus and drive the right behaviors for the greatest ROI?
This report presents a new set of supply chain measures – the Replenishment Index – designed to keep pace with industry advances. These new measures focus on store-level replenishment that complements the Perfect Order and can spur further advances.
Industry Thought Leadership
The new age of ecosystems: Redefining partnering in an ecosystem environment
– Healthcare ecosystem edition
What strategies can healthcare organizations employ for different business environments? And how are leading healthcare and life sciences organizations embracing ecosystems today? To find the answers to these questions and more, download the IBM Institute for Business Value executive report.
Cross-industry Thought Leadership
To buy or not to buy?
How Millennials are changing B2B marketing
In this second report of our multigenerational, global Millennial study series we discovered that Millennials’ behavior differs somewhat from their older colleagues, and their consumer practices do influence their B2B purchasing expectations (with a few surprising exceptions).
Learn how B2B vendors and marketers can revamp their strategies to connect with this new generation of decision makers.
Evaluate business process performance using open standards for benchmarking
Our benchmarking data is built around a common, cross-industry Process Classification Framework, which means that business performance can be objectively evaluated.
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IBM retains top spot in thought leadership rankings during 2014
In both semiannual White Space Thought Leadership rankings announced in 2014, the IBM Institute for Business Value took the top spot among 24 firms that produce strategic business thought leadership for executives. In both February and October 2014, IBM earned this honor based on four criteria: differentiation, appeal, resilience and prompting action.
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IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise
Across the boardroom, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, CHROs and CSCOs must open up to customer influence, pioneer digital-physical innovation and craft engaging customer experiences.
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IBM C-Suite Studies
2012 IBM Global CEO Study: Leading Through Connections
Interviews with more than 1,700 CEOs worldwide.
2011 IBM Global CMO Study: From Stretched to Strengthened
Interviews with 1,734 CMOs reveal three necessary actions: serve empowered customers, deliver customer value and be accountable to the business.
2011 IBM Global CIO Study: The Essential CIO
Conversations with 3,108 CIOs show how CIOs can be essential by leveraging business and IT to meet their particular organization's goals.
2010 Global Chief Financial Officer Study: The New Value Integrator
More than 1,900 CFOs share the secrets of outperforming their peers by combining two capabilities: finance efficiency and business insight.
2010 Global Chief Human Resource Officer: Working Beyond Borders
The insights provided by more than 700 Chief Human Resource Officers around the world show how workforce investment is shifting.
2009 Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study: The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future
Interviews with 393 supply chain executives describe how they are making supply chains more sustainable, flexible and responsive through increased instrumentation, interconnection and intelligence.