Business Expert Unveils "The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line"

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"The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line" forewarns that in the high-change global economy, responsiveness now trumps efficiency. Soon, those companies that cannot make money from a hundred small adjustments and some occasional big wins will hardly be profitable at all.

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The relentless pursuit of efficiency no longer yields the profits it once did because it requires a level of business predictability that no longer exists. In his just-released book, "The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line," Michael Hugos, a business technology expert and columnist for Computerworld, forewarns that in the high-change global economy, responsiveness now trumps efficiency. Soon, those companies that cannot make money from a hundred small adjustments and some occasional big wins will hardly be profitable at all.

Hugos declares that the agile enterprise as an organization that uses responsiveness to make profits from a hundred small adjustments every day and from occasional big wins as opportunities arise. Hugos discloses the three key operating processes employed by the agile enterprise and shows how they work together to deliver the responsiveness that generates profits in today's rapidly changing economy. He puts forth strategies for the innovative and pragmatic use of people, process and technology that enable business agility.

Case study examples from his own experience illustrate a proven and practical approach for organizations that wish to become agile and gain the benefits from doing so. Hugos recently spent six years as Chief Information Officer at Network Services Company, an $8 billion distribution organization, where he guided development and rollout of a suite of supply chain systems that changed their business model from an old-line distributor to a value-added provider of products and supply chain services. He was awarded the CIO 100 Award for this work, and shares the lessons learned in his new book.

The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line: Powerful Strategies for Business Agility is published by Meghan-Kiffer Press, http://www.mkpress.com. To set up an interview with the author, please contact Ms. Scottie Jacob at (813) 251-5531.

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