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Engineering a new sense of purpose within the company
» The Project: Online reverse auctions at GE-built sites for basic supplies such as tape, brooms, and safety glasses.
» The Payoff: Savings of $234 million on $2.1 billion in purchases to date.
» The Project: Speed up product development. Key tactic: Have development teams share ideas and documents on private Web sites.
» The Payoff: Product development time has fallen 90%, to just six months.
» The Project: To let the bank's employees easily share expertise with colleagues.
» The Payoff: One recent problem with a Pakistani road-building project was solved overnight, compared with a once-standard nine months.
Delta Air Lines
» The Project: To be the ultimate Web-savvy airline, automating ticketing, offering wireless links for time-pressed flyers, even selling seats to name-your-fare Priceline.com.
» The Payoff: Cost savings and new revenues of $20 million in 2000.
» The Project: To build "GameChanger" teams who encourage companywide e-mail brainstorming.
» The Payoff: GameChanger spawned four of Shell's top five business initiatives last year.
» The Project: To share employee expertise so its consultants can quickly learn from past jobs.
» The Payoff: Sales tripled since 1994, partly because clients asked Cap Gemini to build similar systems.
Procter & Gamble
» The Project: To use the Net to spark new ideas that might otherwise get trapped in P&G's bureaucracy.
» The Payoff: Ideas flood in 100 times faster, and cut months off development time.
» The Project: Use the Net to boost productivity at troubled door factory in Wisconsin.
» The Payoff: Productivity improved and the plant is now the company's most profitable.
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