Coffee & Change, Episode 10: Discussing Change in the Power Industry with Interim CEO of NERC

Coffee & Change, Episode 10: Discussing Change in the Power Industry with Interim CEO of NERC

As utilities prepare for an uncertain future, WMP is helping our clients navigate the road to digital transformation, which comes with a lot of organizational change. Our OCM expert, Bill Kirst, talks with Charles Berardesco, the Interim CEO of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to discuss the changes that are occurring in the power industry and the ever emerging and...

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Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

On January 10, 2018, Geoprise Technologies Corporation, the maker of GM-X ERP, announced that it has partnered with Coin Sciences Ltd, maker of the MultiChain blockchain platform, to launch an ERP application leveraging blockchain technology to enable secure business-to-business collaboration and others are quickly following suit. Let’s take a step back to understand what blockchain is and...

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Finding Your Operational “Needle in a Haystack”

Finding Your Operational “Needle in a Haystack”

Optimizing Processes to Increase Operational Efficiency What if every process was engineered to perfection and the term “inefficiency” didn’t exist? If that were the case, it would mean that an Industrial Engineer like myself would have A LOT of free time. But this isn’t the case for many organizations, so much of my time is spent finding small operational improvement opportunities that end up...

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Three Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolution Planning

Three Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolution Planning

In many of my recent projects, I’ve worked with clients to define “Vision & Value” for their initiatives. The concept of “Vision & Value” is an organizational change management best practice that facilitates conversations with key executives to identify goals and success factors for a project, creates alignment among executives around those goals, and identifies...

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Leveraging Experience to Scale an Implementation Across 100s of Sites

Leveraging Experience to Scale an Implementation Across 100s of Sites

Recently, we were part of a team that helped a logistics provider improve the efficiency of their cross-dock labor. West Monroe was brought in to help them identify improvements that would reduce overall operating costs and meet ever increasing customer demands around service and quality. In addition, the client was looking for a roadmap that addressed not just how to improve, but also how to...

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The ABCs of Working With Generation X, Y and Z

The ABCs of Working With Generation X, Y and Z

By 2020, Millennials (also known as Generation Y) will represent half of the global population. Furthermore, Baby Boomers (those born between 1946-1964), will be retiring at a faster pace than ever. Generation X will not be able to fill all of the open positions, pushing Generation Y into leadership roles much sooner than previous generations.…

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Stranger (Internet of) Things: A couple of factors to consider before making the investment

Stranger (Internet of) Things: A couple of factors to consider before making the investment

We recently attended the IoT Summit Chicago hosted by the Illinois Technology Association. This conference gathered over 500 professionals from around the globe to collaborate on best practices and discuss future trends in the often discussed, but rarely understood “Internet of Things (IoT).” We took a moment to reflect on time the conference and identify some key takeaways to share with...

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Coffee & Change, Episode 8: Managing Change in Community and Economic Development in Ukraine

Coffee & Change, Episode 8: Managing Change in Community and Economic Development in Ukraine

On this special episode of Coffee and Change Bill Kirst, our organizational change management lead, speaks with Roman Oleksenko, a project manager with Peace Corps Ukraine who leads community and economic development projects. They discuss the changing field of community and economic development, specifically through the lens of Peace Corps and its mission in Ukraine.…

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