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Improve Supplier Value through Innovation & Collaboration

This paper outlines how CGN helped our partner identify a marketing supplier using a flexible approach that moved away from narrowly focusing on cost.
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BREXIT: Understanding the Impact, Preparing for Change

This document discusses the fallout, impact and potential outcomes of the British exit from the European Union. And although there is no immediate change, companies must be proactive now to understand their exposure and remain agile enough to adjust course when the time comes.
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Excellence Through Quality Assurance

This document explains the Software Quality Assurance and Testing processes followed at CGN Global that help in delivering high quality software products with a lower budget for Fortune 500 companies.
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Driving Business Process Excellence with Lean

This paper details several projects state and federal agencies have implemented to Lean out their processes. These examples demonstrate how states are doing more with their existing resources; positively affecting performance, delivering measurable outcomes and cost savings and establishing an environment for creating continuous improvement.
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Collaborative Cost Management: A New Basis for Understanding and Controlling Costs

This paper explores collaborative cost management as a well-rounded approach to enabling supply chain improvements that help companies stay ahead of the competition.
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Emerging Markets: Is Your Company Up to the Challenge?

As more companies make great strides within emerging markets, doing business in these countries has become integral to growth strategies. The Emerging Markets Readiness Quotient diagnostic tool helps companies evaluate their preparedness to enter these booming, complex and challenging markets.
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Employee Engagement: A Systemic Approach to High Employee Engagement

The many positive outcomes of improved employee engagement enhance an organization’s competitiveness. Retaining and engaging employees, particularly high performers, is critical to achieving competitive advantage and performance goals.
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Global Emerging Markets – Developing a Manufacturing and Distribution Footprint in an Emerging Market

How can companies compress their decision cycle while establishing the right investment plan for emerging markets? This paper provides a look at key best practices companies are following today and provides a guide for any company looking to thrive in an emerging market.
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Global Emerging Markets – Entering Emerging Markets: Learning the New Rules of Success

The rules for entering new markets are changing. The right approach can be difficult to identify – and even more difficult to execute. Companies that are entering emerging markets can expect difficulties and setbacks, but by following these simple rules, they can achieve success and gain access to new customers.
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Global Emerging Markets - Establishing Operations in New Markets: Factors for Success

This paper discusses the common challenges of emerging markets and the key factors for successfully establishing and developing your global operations.
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Global Emerging Markets - Managing Emerging Markets Growth

Q&A with Harsh Koppula, Managing Partner, CGN
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High Velocity Business Transformation

The High Velocity Business Transformation approach allows enterprises to effect dramatic transformational changes across their processes competencies in individual value chain(s)
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Lean Transformation: Changing into a Lean Enterprise

In order to achieve superior performance, companies need to redesign their companies to be Lean. Lean is a systematic approach to reducing a company’s operational cost and identifying hidden waste.
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Managing Supply Chain Risk in Today’s Environment

In today’s business environment, you need a supply network that has comprehensive security processes and procedures in place and is resilient enough to bounce back from any disruptions that happen.
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Supplier Collaboration: The Game Changer in Supply Ecosystem

Because more than 50 percent of manufacturer’s revenues is spent in the supply chain, firms have a vested interest in drawing as much value from supplier relationships as possible.
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Supply Chain Maturity and Business Performance: Assessment and Impact

The increased capabilities offered by emerging markets, the introduction of more products in less time, and the shifting of responsibilities down the supply chain is shifting behavior and customer expectations.
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Dynamic Project Management Using Simulations

Applying simulation techniques to program plans allows project managers to predict and explore system capabilities and limitations. It also provides insight into the different levels of interaction between projects without actually implementing any changes.
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Supply Chain Metrics: The Next Generation

Successful businesses are rethinking their supply chain metrics. In fact, survival in the “the new reality” may require design, development, and implementation of a new generation of supply chain metrics.
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Project Management Maturity

The correlation between business results and the organizational competence in Project Management is undeniable and growing.
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Section 508 Service Summary, Implementation, and Tools

CGN is committed to providing all users access to web-based information and services. These documents provide an overview of our development methodologies, our compliance with accessibility requirements, our use of verification tools, and outline common public domain and commercial products that we have used.
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Business Intelligence and COGNOS Services

CGN applies the best project management methodologies and expertise to ensure that companies with the vision achieve the highest possible return on their COGNOS technology investment.
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Agile IT Organizations

Businesses must respond to external forces, fleeting market opportunities, and competitive threats by launching initiatives very quickly.
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Ten Strategies to Improve the Return on Your Technology Investments

A forward-thinking IT strategy that focuses on increased growth and/or revenues must be flexible enough to allow for technology changes while managing acceptable risks.
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