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.
|Journal||MIS Quarterly Executive|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Winkler, T. J., & Kettunen, P. (2018). Five Principles of Industrialized Transformation for Successfully Building an Operational Backbone. MIS Quarterly Executive, 17(2), 123-140. https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/vol17/iss2/5/