Companies currently utilizing or seeking to make use of RFID related technologies can benefit by staying informed about such developments as they may ultimately provide competitive advantage and help to improve upon current deployments. Firms that are constantly fine-tuning and seeking to enhance their RFID and mobile data capture operations through alliances or acquisitions can also benefit from staying informed of these developments. The intent of this paper is to alert executives to these
Everyone knows about the highly publicized efforts and mandates of Wal-Mart, Target, Tesco, and Metro. The four early retailers traditionally lead the way in retail IT innovation, so it is hardly surprising that they also hold a commanding lead in RFID adoption. The survey described in this white paper shows optimism for this new tracking technology but also the dangers organizationally and operationally in moving too fast before a full understanding exists.
This white paper published by Deloitte Development explains about the need to connect with customers and suppliers, across teams and silos, and to meet big goals. New hires are encouraged to connect with key people. Connect with one another to get advice and resolve sticky issues. Never before have so many diverse people been connected across professions, across generations, across cultures, and across oceans in a huge global network. This paper explores the power of connections. It presents
The energy industry has always dealt with risk. However, when the scope, complexity and interdependency of risk factors increase, or when an emerging risk simultaneously presents significant opportunities, more comprehensive and integrated approaches are necessary. This paper published by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu presents examples of climate change-related risks for key risk types; discusses why applying the principles of Risk Intelligence to an ERM framework is suited to management of these
Citizens across America confront the nations glaring infrastructure deficit daily. Evidence of the large and growing gap between infrastructure needs and the resources that governments have historically invested in meeting those needs is everywhere: congested roads; bridges in need of repair; poorly maintained transit systems; and deteriorated schools and waste treatment facilities all in urgent need of rehabilitation and repair. Increasingly governments around the world and state and
This paper published by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu explains the challenges faced by state governments to serve the aging population. That population in the developed world is aging, and some countries face declining populations. These changes will lead to in an increasing problem of old-age dependency and, in many countries, a wide gap between government expenditure and revenue. Three factors - openness to immigration, higher fertility rates, and increases in average retirement ages - will
Companies achieving exceptional performance improvement are those that have embraced Lean Six Sigma along the total supplier-manufacturer-customer value chain, and implemented its principles throughout the enterprise. They understand that there is no end to change or progress. A Lean Six Sigma enterprise, flexible and ready to stay ahead of the competition and meet the challenges of global markets, continues its journey, makes improvements, and, sometimes, reinvents itself entirely to keep