Five Principles of Industrialized Transformation for Successfully Building an Operational Backbone

Till J. Winkler, Petteri Kettunen

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To move into the digital age, a globally operating company needs to have in place an operational backbone, but many struggle with achieving this and the associated transformation program. Based on the experience of UPM, a Finnish forest industry company, we describe an industrialized transformation approach that is underpinned by five principles—template-based, business-driven, matrix-organized, tight supplier steering and cascaded planning. The UPM case provides important lessons for transformation leaders seeking to build, expand or develop a value-adding operational backbone.
TidsskriftMIS Quarterly Executive
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)123-140
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2018