Changing the Zebra's Stripes

Marcino, George R.
May 2000
Financial Executive;May/Jun2000, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p49
Academic Journal
The article discusses how firms can revamp their ways of doing business. There are two basic paradigms. Companies can modify processes with the aim of saving time or reducing costs, such as when Harley Davidson Motorcycles adopted just-in-time manufacturing practices. Or a company can replace existing processes with entirely new ones, the introduction of automated teller machines by banks being just one example of this. The author outlines how both strategies can be undertaken, and the benefits that may be realized. INSET: Recipes for Failure.


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