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Leading a Kaizen Blitz Event

Introduction Process improvement methodologies come in many different flavors, from formal Six Sigma tools and strategies using a formal DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) approach, to lean process improvement tools, Pareto charts, process flow charts, fishbone diagrams, Value … Continue reading

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Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering Shared Services from either a global hub, or multiple regional hubs becomes problematic.  The strategy for a limited number of centers with hundreds or thousands of employees is impacted dramatically … Continue reading

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Developing an Administrative Assistant Center of Excellence (COE) in Shared Services

Introduction Developing an Administrative Assistant Center of Excellence (COE) as part of Shared Services is a new area that one Peeriosity member company has pursued to expand the scope of its Global Shared Services operation by providing administrative support capabilities … Continue reading

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Leveraging Automation Tools and Process Optimization to Transform Shared Services

Introduction Capitalizing on the synergies and balance between process re-engineering and process automation is critical to the success of any Shared Services organization.  In a recent PeercastTM, our feature company shared their experiences using automation technologies including Robotic Process Automation … Continue reading

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Standard Operating Procedure Quality Audits

Introduction In the world of Shared Services where hundreds of employees work together to complete work activities across a wide range of back-office processes and geographies, managing an ongoing change process where standard procedures are created and frequently updated as … Continue reading

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Integrating Acquisitions into Shared Services

Introduction Even when Shared Services is involved early in the typically complex Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) process, carrying out the actual integration with an existing operation can be quite challenging.  With often daunting issues faced in such areas as technology, … Continue reading

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Impact of Multiple Facilities for a Common Team

Introduction The basic principles of Shared Services are to transition work from multiple locations to a centralized location, where centralized delivery is accomplished by a business that is responsive to customer needs, rather than a traditional view of centralization that … Continue reading

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Outsourcing the Master Data Management Process

Introduction One of the fastest growing processes in popularity to be housed in a Shared Services environment is that of Master Data Management (MDM).  Once the process is in Shared Services, some companies have taken the next step and transitioned … Continue reading

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Site Selection for Shared Services in Asia-Pacific

 Introduction For companies that have moved beyond a country-by-country design to leverage scale across geographies, the most common model is to have a physical location that supports one or more geographic regions.  Servicing business activity in the Asia-Pacific region often … Continue reading

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Knowledge Retention in Shared Services

Introduction Making the transition from decentralized processing for back-office processes to Shared Services, where teams support many different company operations that are often long distances and multiple time zones away, requires process standards and consistency.  While it’s been decades since … Continue reading

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