Robotic Process Automation: Beyond the Myth

Robotic Process Automation: Beyond the Myth

The hype surrounding robotic process automation (RPA) continues to grow. It has many people imagining robots along an assembly line, packaging product to be delivered by drones in a matter of minutes. But the reality is that robotic process automation is the next technology automation tool designed to drive better operational efficiency, improve customer experience, and increase employee...

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Your Operation’s Biggest Opportunity For Improved Productivity Isn’t What You Think

Your Operation’s Biggest Opportunity For Improved Productivity Isn’t What You Think

Over the last few years, I have led teams of West Monroe consultants through Productivity Blueprint Assessments at many different types of clients within the retail, distribution, and LTL trucking industries. The West Monroe Productivity Blueprint is an assessment based on P.U.M.P. methodology (i.e., Productivity = Utilization x Methods x Performance) that is designed to pinpoint areas of...

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Lightning Test Execution – Lightning Component Testing with Jasmine JS

Lightning Test Execution – Lightning Component Testing with Jasmine JS

Santosh Kumar Sriram, an experienced consultant based in our San Francisco office, recently spoke at the Salesforce Developers Group meeting on Lightning component testing. Salesforce does not yet have a standard testing framework for Lightning components in GA, so Santosh came up with his own testing framework using Jasmine JS, which he calls “Lightning Test Execution.” In this...

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Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Recently, about a dozen of us at West Monroe spent an afternoon getting familiar with Kaggle, an online data science community centered around sponsored competitions. This was the first in a series of hackathons where we aim to expose ourselves to new tools and methods of data analysis. The Kaggle competitions range from the introductory ‘Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster’ to...

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Authentic Leadership and What It Means for Women

Authentic Leadership and What It Means for Women

As part of West Monroe Partners’ membership with Ellevate Network, I had the opportunity to virtually attend the recent summit titled “Mobilizing the Power of Women.” For those who are not familiar, Ellevate is a professional women’s network dedicated to closing the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from.…

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Labor Standards Drive Value Well Beyond the Warehouse

Labor Standards Drive Value Well Beyond the Warehouse

As an industrial engineer and consultant at West Monroe, I have spent a lot of my time creating or updating labor standards in food distribution facilities across the country. On these multi-week engagements, I collect every detail on processes that occur across many different job functions to give the most accurate standard possible.…

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In Population Health, Successful Implementations Start Before “Day One”

In Population Health, Successful Implementations Start Before “Day One”

In the years following the passage of the ACA, population health tools have taken on an increasingly prominent role in payer strategies to improve health outcomes, evaluate quality of care, and cut costs. The demand for nimble solutions has only grown, leading many organizations to reassess their current workflows and consider enhancements or upgrading to new solutions.…

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Blog Series: Managing Grid Modernization Programs (Part 4)

Blog Series: Managing Grid Modernization Programs (Part 4)

The Drive to Completion As we discussed in our previous blog, a common element across any successful grid modernization effort is the careful and deliberate approach to forming teams by identifying “the right people, in the right seats on the bus.” Grid modernization is certainly not a sprint, and is a long journey that requires the right team with a common understanding of the program scope...

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Leveraging digital to reduce internal friction in your utility: What my personal tale can teach you

Leveraging digital to reduce internal friction in your utility: What my personal tale can teach you

Digital transformation is sweeping the globe, across markets and industries. Companies are looking to improve efficiencies by simplifying and streamlining operations through digital, which is the application of value stream mapping, technology, and a focus on enhancing customer and employee experiences. But what does this mean? Just because a manual process or interface is shifted to a digital...

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