Sunday, June 19, 2005


I recently finished my studies in project management (international project coordinator). I am interested in international job opportunities in the field of project and supply chain management. Here is an excerpt from the article, Overdue and over budget, over and over again.

Some companies have gone so far as to become more like project co-ordinators than producers of goods or services. The "business-as-usual" bits of their operations have been outsourced, leaving them free to design and orchestrate new ideas. Nike, for instance, does not make shoes any more; it manages footwear projects. Coca-Cola, which hands most of the bottling and marketing of its drinks to others, is little more than a collection of projects, run by people it calls "orchestrators". Germany's BMW treats each new car "platform", which is the basis of new vehicle ranges, as a separate project. Meanwhile Capital One, a fast-growing American financial-services group, has a special team to handle its M&A "projects". For all these firms, project management has become an important competitive tool. Some of them call it a core competence. (, 06/09/05.)

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