Designing a manufacturing network entails devising and managing flows of innovation and know-how—not just determining what to produce and where—and organizing the resulting logistics flows.
Content: Article | Authors: Ann Vereecke, Arnoud De Meyer | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Knowledge Management, Operations
This article argues that critical path thinking (CPM, PERT, Gantt chart) is not appropriate where project goals are poorly defined. Contingency thinking is better.
Content: Article | Authors: Arnoud De Meyer, Christoph Loch, Michael Pich | Source: European Business Forum (EBF) | Subject: Project Management
In the late 1990s, INSEAD stood at a crossroads: to one side was the status quo, a continuation of its expansion on the Fontainebleau campus; to the other was a bold step, a further commitment to the Asian market by opening a second campus in the region. Professors Lasserre and De Meyer, and Sam Garg provide an analysis and chronology of the decision-making process. … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Authors: Arnoud De Meyer, Philippe Lasserre, Sam Garg | Source: INSEAD | Subjects: Industry Specific, MBA Related | Industry: Education / Training
In today’s complex global manufacturing environment, managers face tough questions. What’s the best way to implement integrative strategies for plant networks? How is know-how created and transferred? Drawing on in-depth case studies, Professors Ann Vereecke, Roland Van Dierdonck and Arnoud De Meyer create a typology of plants in global manufacturing networks, offering both technical analysis and practical advice.
Content: Article | Authors: Ann Vereecke, Arnoud De Meyer, Roland Van Dierdonck | Source: INSEAD Knowledge | Subjects: International, Operations
Rhodex-Puguet has long been a leader in the specialty chemicals market. Its success has been attributed to heavy investment in R&D, but lately, instead of producing innovative, new products, it’s having problems with missed deadlines, overworked staff and unclear expectations. So what does a firm do when it finds its R&D suddenly stands for Returns Declining? Professor Arnoud De Meyer challenges you to find the … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Arnoud De Meyer | Source: INSEAD | Subjects: Industry Specific, Strategy | Industry: Pharmaceutical | Company: Rhodex-Puguet S.A.
It is common for projects to miss budgets, schedules and opportunities, in spite of the heroic efforts of the project manager to keep things on track. There is a need for the project management tool-kit to expand beyond task management. Professors Arnoud De Meyer, Christoph Loch and Michael Pich classify the associated and often-neglected uncertainty, and they suggest alternative techniques for project management, depending on … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Arnoud De Meyer, Christoph Loch, Michael Pich | Source: INSEAD Knowledge | Subject: Project Management
During the 1990s, the telecommunications environment was undergoing a series of complex changes that would dramatically alter the competitive landscape: deregulation, globalisation and new technological developments. Professors Paul Verdin, Rudi Bogaert and Arnoud De Meyer present issues and challenges (mainly for product development and innovation) within a multinational telecom equipment manufacturer organised on a country-based unit structure and facing these environmental changes.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Arnoud De Meyer, Paul Verdin, Rudi Bogaert | Source: INSEAD | Subjects: Industry Specific, Organizational Behavior | Company: Alcatel