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IESE MBA Career Forum

During the days 7 and 8 of March the IESE Career Forum was held on the Barcelona campus, where recruiters from different sectors gathered to present their company, get face-to-face time with top talent and meet potential employees. The IESE Career Forum is held three times a year and with over 25 leading companies participating in each event which usually includes a […]

Alfa Consulting attends the ESADE MBA Recruitment Fair

ESADE MBA Recruitment Fair Last week, on February 24th, Alfa Consulting attended the Recruitment Fair organized by ESADE exclusively for their MBA students at their Sant Cugat campus. Throughout the day companies from all industry sectors met first-year MBA students, who will require internships at the end of their first year, and second-year MBA students who will […]

Identify opportunities after-sales services

How to identify opportunities on after-sales services

After–sales service is a key element for many companies. Every time a sale takes place, we have the opportunity –or the obligation, depending on how you look at it – to offer customers a service. By taking advantage of this opportunity we gain a better understanding of our customers’ needs and motivations. The objective of […]

The right Contractor Operating Model – a Win-Win Model

A well-balanced contractor operating model is key to significantly reducing costs and risks associated with outsourcing. Many current contractor operating models stimulate a perverse vicious cycle, leading to additional costs for both the contractor and the contracting company. When not correctly managed, there is a transfer of operational and management inefficiencies of the contractor, through […]

Key aspects to a successful cost reduction program

Sometimes, and for many different reasons, companies consider the opportunity to conduct a global cost reduction program. This is a useful initiative, even after budgetary reductions by area and department. However, these programs often fail to develop their full potential for improvement. The causes are often more related to the approach and execution of the program […]

The competitive advantage of Corporate Social Responsibility

  Currently, leading managers of companies are fully aware that the sustainability of their business hinges on it being fully responsible and responsive to the needs of societies. This is as important as achieving profitability target levels. For a business to be considered responsible, it must meet several “core” conditions, such as compliance with the […]

After-sales relationships as a competitive advantage

We are in living in the golden years of service; every organization needs to transform itself to provide unique and competitive services in order to survive. Historically, the relationship between a company and its clients pivot around the company’s core product(s); however, the global business climate demands a more customer-centric view. Therefore, more emphasis is […]

Alfa Consulting participates in CSR panel discussion hosted by Cáritas

On November 22, the Abat Oliba University held  the panel discussion Good Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility, organized by Cáritas Diocesana of Barcelona. The conference helped students understand the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to identify examples of good practice through the testimonies of several collaborating companies. Alfa Consulting, which through the solidarity program “Alfa Solidaria” […]

Alfa Consulting at the IESE Global Alumni Reunion

Last week Alfa Consulting was present as a collaborating company at the IESE Global Alumni Reunion 2016, held at the The Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona. “Be the change. Leadership for a Positive New Era”  was the theme of this 55 edition, that gathered over 2000 executives and business leaders from all around the world. The […]

Alfa Consulting at the Customer experience in Utilities summit.

Last week, Alfa Consulting participated in the “Customer experience in Energy & Utilities” summit organized by the Global Consulting Alliance Cordence Worldwide, held in Portland, USA on 19, 20 and 21 October. Key topics on the agenda included the impact on grids of the revolutions in transport, particularly electric vehicles and contractor management. A case […]