Nowadays business scenarios area leading to a dramatic increase of operations-realted topics within Top Executives over-crowded agendas. Just a few examples:
Technology innovation, structural changes in supply and demand markets are challenging the current supply chain state.
Defining standards is key not only to process control and improvement, but also to appropriately support the negotiation and sharing of the "rules of the game" with concerned stakeholders (Labour unions, supply chain partners, etc.)
Competing and attaining a long-lasting competitive advantage ask for a balanced mix of continuous and disruptive improvement, working on several business areas while copying with resource and time constraints.
The dark side of globalised and interdependent operations is an unavoidable complexity and risk increase.