Updating Southwest’s Operations to Prevent Future Meltdowns

The box-office hit The Perfect Storm (2000), starring George Clooney, highlighted a combination of three separate weather fronts that collided which led to one of the fiercest storms in recorded history in the North Atlantic Ocean.

During this past holiday season, several factors collided which led to major flight disruptions for Southwest Airlines. An historic number of flight cancellations and thousands of angry customers have resulted in major financial implications and operational challenges.

Let’s look at some of those factors to understand why […]

Boeing Pursues Cost-Cutting Measures

The decline in air travel amid the pandemic has led Boeing to consider moving its commercial airplane headquarters in Washington from Renton to Everett.

Besides consolidating production of its 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, Boeing also wants to establish a mobile leadership team by putting managers close to production and delivery facilities.

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ERP Systems Under Cyberattack

The New York Times recently reported on the vulnerabilities of ERP systems. Hackers have sought to exploit old security flaws in Oracle and SAP software to gain access to confidential and sensitive corporate data such as financial records, employees’ personal information, and industrial secrets.

Although Oracle and SAP release security patches on a regular basis, organizations are often reluctant to apply them for fear they might create disruptions in day-to-day system operations. Experts warn against this kind of apathy and a […]

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