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New York (August 14, 2013) – SSA & Company, a leading innovator in operations consulting and data-driven decision making, today announced a partnership focused on achieving efficiencies in advertising – and driving a productive balance between creativity and efficiency.  Recognizing the transformation in advertising from an industry driven exclusively by creativity to one in which […] Read More »

Financial Times OpEd by Jerry Della Femina Highlights Importance of Combining Creativity and Efficiency

This recent Op Ed in the Financial Times represents the collaboration over the past year between SSA & Company and Jerry Della Femina – exploring how creativity and efficiency can thrive in modern businesses. Through our new partnership with Jerry Della Femina, we will continue to share ideas of interest. We also welcome collaboration and […] Read More »

SSA Notebook | July 2013

Five Ideas that Made Us Think An SSA Discussion with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin: Creating a New Private Equity Business Model with Lean Six Sigma In a recent conversation I had with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin, Galvin shared how he has applied Lean Six Sigma in a non-traditional space: the real estate investing […] Read More »

SSA & Company Expands Team

As design plays an increasingly important role in the world of operations, process, and technology, SSA & Company is leading this trend among strategic management consultancies. To point: SSA is bringing on a new Managing Director for New Products and Innovation – Jason Meil – who joins the company from Method. Read More »

SSA Notebook | April 2013

Five Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) How Brooks Brothers Uses Technology to Get the ‘Science of Customer Personalization’ Right. 2) Will Customers Sacrifice Service for a Good Deal? An Inside Look at Southwest and Spirit. 3) What Baseball and Politics Have to Do with Your Business — Big Data Lessons from Nate Silver. 4) Six Sigma Meets Animation. 5) The Changing Shape of Today’s IT Departments. Read More »

SSA Notebook | Holiday Edition | Winter 2012

In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to share two of this year’s most inspiring business stories – which I was exposed to at my recent Deming Center board meeting. The Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School is a consortium of leading institutions chartered to create operational excellence in major corporations worldwide. The stories below feature insights from recent talks given by two outstanding leaders. Read More »

SSA Notebook | November 2012

Five Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) Why Business Execution Matters – A Lesson from Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer. 2) How Strategic Talent Management Drives Financial Returns. 3) Big Data is Getting Even Bigger. 4) In the Right Operating Conditions, Large Companies Can Innovate Too. 5) How (and Why) Executives Leaders Should Master the Art of Listening. Read More »