5 Technologies Disrupting the Insurance Industry

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Anyone working in technology or innovation has heard of it- disruption, the most pressing recent phenomenon facing businesses in any industry today. Wikipedia defines disruptive innovation as “an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances.” While disruptive technologies have changed business landscapes since the industrial revolution, only recently has technology begun to

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March 1, 2019
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The 8 Forms of Lean Waste, Applied to Business: Extra-Production

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In manufacturing, “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” has become a dominant management philosophy, deciding much of how the manufacturing component of the supply chain is handled to maximize efficiency of resources. Lean focuses on minimizing waste by identifying activities that add value and separating them from those that don’t, emphasizing the elimination of those that don’t.   Due to lean’s success in the manufacturing industry, managers in other industries began

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January 29, 2019
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The 8 Forms of Lean Waste, Applied to Business: Motion

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In manufacturing, “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” has become a dominant management philosophy, deciding much of how the manufacturing component of the supply chain is handled to maximize efficiency of resources. Lean focuses on minimizing waste by identifying activities that add value and separating them from those that don’t, emphasizing the elimination of those that don’t.   Due to lean’s success in the manufacturing industry, managers in other industries began

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January 8, 2019
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The 8 Forms of Lean Waste, Applied to Business: Inventory

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In manufacturing, “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” has become a dominant management philosophy, deciding much of how the manufacturing component of the supply chain is handled to maximize efficiency of resources. Lean focuses on minimizing waste by identifying activities that add value and separating them from those that don’t, emphasizing the elimination of those that don’t.   Due to lean’s success in the manufacturing industry, managers in other industries began

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December 20, 2018
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The 8 Forms of Lean Waste, Applied to Business: Transportation

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In manufacturing, “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” has become a dominant management philosophy, deciding much of how the manufacturing component of the supply chain is handled to maximize efficiency of resources. Lean focuses on minimizing waste by identifying activities that add value and separating them from those that don’t, emphasizing the elimination of those that don’t.   Due to lean’s success in the manufacturing industry, managers in other industries began

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December 13, 2018
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The 8 Forms of Lean Waste, Applied to Business: Non-Utilized Talent

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In manufacturing, “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” has become a dominant management philosophy, deciding much of how the manufacturing component of the supply chain is handled to maximize efficiency of resources. Lean focuses on minimizing waste by identifying activities that add value and separating them from those that don’t, emphasizing the elimination of those that don’t.

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December 6, 2018
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