Protect Your Organization’s Intellectual Capital

Elissa Tucker's picture

With the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the need for transferring knowledge is a business imperative. A recent BusinessWeek article, Intelligence Lost: The Boomers Are Exiting, notes “The loss of business intelligence and corporate knowledge, especially in R&D-focused organizations, could amount to billions of dollars in lost intellectual capital. Leaders must act fast.” If you are an HR leader, where do you start?

Majoring in SCM

Becky Partida's picture

In my last blog post I outlined the essential skills for supply chain managers, as indicated by readers of the Focus Research Web site. That post focused more on skills rather than how supply chain professionals gain those skills.

Stuck in a Rut?

Michelle Cowan's picture

It's difficult to shake off old patterns, especially when those patterns are dysfunctional processes in an organization. Most organizations have processes that they know do not work, and yet they hold onto them—sometimes for years.

Three Ways to Cultivate a Knowledge-Sharing Culture

Lauren TREES's picture

Most of you have probably seen the first excerpt we published from Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert’s new book The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business. Now, we’ve added another sneak peak from the book to APQC’s Knowledge Base—and this one is only available to APQC members.

Accounts Payable Metrics—Which View Makes Sense Today?

Mary Driscoll's picture

The financial crisis of 2008 had ripple effects that we still feel today. Consider that CFOs and treasurers have been rewriting the rules for deploying spare operating cash.

What It Takes to Be a Supply Chain Manager

Becky Partida's picture

What skills should every supply chain manager have? This question prompted a variety of answers from readers of the Q&A section of the Focus Research Web site.

Leadership Skills Wanted. Help is Here.

Elissa Tucker's picture

More than three-quarters of organizations responding to APQC’s Work Force Capabilities 2011 survey indicated that senior management/executive leadership skills are somewhat or very difficult for them to secure. Eighty-six percent of these organizations plan to address this and other talent shortages by updating the content of their training and development courses and programs. APQC can help.

On the hunt for excellence in process management

John Tesmer's picture

I’m looking for this year’s crop of best practice partners in process management – could it be you?

A Love Letter to Measurement

Michelle Cowan's picture

Ah, measurement… It's been too long since I wrote to you. You do such wonderful things for us in business. You show us how everyone is performing right now and warn us when there could be trouble ahead. What's more, you make new things happen and help people see how far we've come.

Choosing KM Software

Lauren TREES's picture

Over the past few weeks, several of our members have asked me whether APQC has any articles on selecting software to support KM approaches. In general, APQC aims to be vendor-neutral, and we don’t promote specific software solutions. However, we do have some articles on what to keep in mind when building or buying applications to enable knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Here are some general articles about selecting tools for KM: