Insourcing at GE: The Real Story

Harvard Business Review

GE''s " insourcing " of appliance manufacturing to the U.S. You may recall that NUMMI was a joint venture of Toyota and GM, where Toyota took over one of GM''s worst plants and turned it around with a new management system — using many of the same people and the same unions. GE''s insourcing is actually quite similar. During that difficult time Dirk Bowman, former GE Appliances General Manager of Manufacturing, went to GE Chairman Jeff Immelt with a proposal.

In-House or Outsourced IT: Which Is Best for Your Business?

Strategy Driven

The insourcing or in-house team is a practice when the work and tasks are performed within the operational infrastructure of the company. The high quality is an unquestionable advantage of insourcing that stems from the previous issues. The biggest cons of outsourcing IT teams is the poor quality of work and management issues. Managing Your Business business management IT Services outsourcing strategydriven

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Digital Transformation Or Digital Free Fall: What Every CEO Must Know

N2Growth Blog

Real digital transformation occurs when business models and methods are reimagined by courageous leaders willing to manage opportunity more than risk, focus on next practices more than best practices and who are committed to beating their competition to the future. Don’t outsource the hard rigor of transformation – insource it by getting smarter, faster, and more creative. Every organization occupies a unique place on the spectrum of digital transformation.

How to Solve Complex Problems Fast

Skip Prichard

Implementing a customer relationship management system is complicated; delivering a winning customer experience every time is complex. Don’t tell people that the answer lies in insourcing or outsourcing or technology or big data or acquisitions or divestitures… Let them conclude for themselves what the answers are, having explored your broad question, from the universe of possibilities you open to them. Simplicity in the Age of Complexity.

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Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

Harvard Business

This “insourcing” of household chores hurt many of the small , service-oriented businesses that had previously handled these tasks. Let different employee types discuss the four questions: It can be beneficial to invite different types of employees to discuss the four questions, including employees at different hierarchical levels and different types of project managers. Microzoa/Getty Images.

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I will onshore, offshore, outsource, insource, or execute whatever business strategy I implement without regard for diversity. The essence of managing cognitive bias is to realize that it is unavoidable, it is an essential part of being human." However, I have worked with many supervisors whose personal attitudes cause them to engage in discrimination and poor management practices.

HBR’s Guide to Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

Harvard Business Review

As the President sets out on a post-speech tour to sell his policies, here are management experts’ perspectives on some of those proposals: Minimum Wage. Manufacturing and Insourcing. Obama mentioned a trend toward “insourcing” — the return of manufacturing jobs from abroad — and vowed to promote advanced manufacturing via four new manufacturing “institutes.”

Aggressive Talent Wars Are Good for Cities

Harvard Business Review

Non-competes have contributed to the more rigid, vertically integrated, and prone to insourcing ethos of Boston’s high tech region. Innovation Talent management California is often ranked among the world’s most inventive regions. But most observers miss one of the major reasons why: the absence of non-compete agreements. Barring non-competes is one of California longstanding strong talent mobility safeguards.

Zappos and the Connection Between Structure and Strategy

Harvard Business Review

The new approach was very successful, and Zappos scaled it by insourcing operations to increase efficiency and by expanding the product line to handbags, eyewear, and other clothing, to benefit from economies of scope. Today, still under the marvelous management of Tony Hsieh, Zappos sales are well over $2 billion.

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners: Lessons from Banner Health

Harvard Business Review

Instead of imposing cuts and process redesigns from the top down, Banner’s leaders wanted physicians and administrators, practice groups of line managers from different facilities, and department managers and staff to work together to find innovative solutions that would simultaneously enhance patient experience, clinical quality, and financial sustainability.

Building a Software Start-Up Inside GE

Harvard Business Review

It made a massive investment (more than $1 billion) to build a software “ Center of Excellence ” in San Ramon, California to manage the data explosion created by the increasing intelligence of its industrial machines. Key selection criteria included experience in innovative software and service (versus product) development, and an ability to manage a start-up in a very large, complex company. Is your company ready to compete in a world of smart, connected products ?