Xavier Lederer shares a company post that explains how to be more persuasive when leading a team through misunderstanding or disagreements. It felt like the only thing we could agree on, is that we couldn’t agree on anything. Have you been there before? We had been discussing our 10-year vision for 45 minutes with the […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anthony F Ramirez. Anthony spent two years as an Expert in the Growth practice at Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures and has been running his own consulting firm focused on growth marketing and e-commerce. Anthony has extensive experience in running direct to consumer marketing operations across consumer, medtech, and health […]

If ‘free time’ is a long forgotten concept, Susan Hamilton Meier offers a few ways to escape the confinement of the mind.   In a world where many of us are fundamentally rethinking the need to be tethered to the traditional constraints of “work” and people around the world are fighting for rights they yearn for […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maxim Kulchenko. Max began his career in consulting, specializing in digital transformations, technology, and operational efficiency for a decade. He then transitioned to a leadership role as a technology executive at a multinational telecommunications company with a market value of USD 9 billion, where he focused on driving business transformation […]

Jeffery Perry identifies strategic moves that will help a company maintain status as a global player during times of geopolitical risks. Expanding the global footprint of business has long been a key strategic focus, leading to overall success. Global drivers include access to new markets, lower labor costs, innovative talent, and diversified revenue streams, just […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mallika Adarkar with MECE Matters. Mallika has 18+ years of consulting experience on growth strategy, operations, risk management and data analytics. Before launching her advisory business, she was at McKinsey & Company and PwC in their financial services practices. Her clients have included bulge bracket banks, asset managers and life […]

In this article, David A. Fields helps you hone your focus and remember why you’re doing what you do.  Who is the one person your consulting firm needs to serve? Long-time readers (and even short time readers) know that consulting Rule #1 is… Consulting isn’t about YOU, it’s about THEM—your prospects and clients. However, while […]

Christian D. Ruf shares a detailed article on using prescriptive analytics to design a supply chain network.  One of the duties I frequently performed as an operations research analyst in consulting projects was optimizing companies’ supply chain network designs. A supply chain is a network that connects suppliers with customers to procure materials, transform them […]

Andrew McKee shares an article that explains the benefits of prioritizing research and development initiatives, especially in today’s market. As our economy continues to change, we thought it would be helpful to share some insights and industry patterns that we have experienced with our clients. One critical investment that we don’t see enough of in […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michelle Wald. Michelle is a strategic leader passionate about using business as a force for good. She has significant experience in strategic planning and operational execution across small and large consumer goods companies. After studying business as a dual-sport athlete at Cal, she started her career in management consulting at […]

In this article, Jonathan Paisner identifies the problems of an aging brand and what to do about it. Chapter 3: Age: The telltale signs your brand has grown old before its time – and what to do about it. This is the third and final installment of a series about issues that can “break” a […]

In this article, Serge Milman explains the high costs of adopting a tail spend category. Unmanaged Spend ≠ Spend Category. Tail Spend is not a spend category, and thus cannot be sourced effectively. Tail Spend – or more accurately, Un-managed Spend – is an aggregation of spend and vendors that typically represent 40%-60% of total […]